Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wulfstan of Worcester

January 19, Wednesday - Feast of Wulfstan of Worcester, Bishop

Join us on Zoom for Evening Prayer and our Video Study Class.

Zoom Evening Prayer & Video Wulfstan Study Class
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 867 8157 7595
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Wulfstan of Worcester, Bishop, 1095

The Collect:

Almighty God, your only-begotten Son led captivity captive and gave gifts to your people: Multiply among us faithful pastors, who, like your holy bishop Wulfstan, will give courage to those who are oppressed and held in bondage; and bring us all, we pray, into the true freedom of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

When William the Norman conquered England in 1066, he replaced most of the native Anglo-Saxon bishops with clergy from his own Normandy. The most conspicuous exception was Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (pronounced "Wooster"), who had been a supporter of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, but who submitted to William after Harold's death, and became one of the King's most trusted advisors. He is best remembered for his opposition to the slave trade in western England. *

* The Lectionary,  James Kiefer,