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A Devotion for St. Andrew’s Day, November 30

Psalmody: Psalm 123:1–4 Additional Psalm: Psalm 7 Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 6:1–7:9 New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 2:13–25 Prayer of the Day     Almighty God, by Your grace the apostle Andrew obeyed the call of Your Son to be a disciple. Grant us also to follow the same Lord Jesus Christ in heart and life,(…)

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Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr

Who was St. Valentine? A physician and priest living in Rome during the rule of Emperor Claudius, Valentine became one of the noted martyrs of the third century. The commemoration of his death, which occurred in AD 270, became part of the calendar of remembrance in the Early Church of the West. Tradition suggests that(…)

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