John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Bishop, 1963
God of all truth and peace, who raised up your bishop John
to be servant of the servants of God and bestowed on him wisdom to call for the
work of renewing your church: Grant that, following his example, we may reach
out to other Christians in the love of your Son, and labor throughout the
nations of the world to kindle a desire for justice and peace; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
Today, the Church remembers Pope John XXIII. Why does the
Episcopal Church remember a Roman Catholic Pope?
1 From The Lectionary - http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/john_xxiii.htm
2 Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XXIII