O everlasting God, who didst reveal truth to thy servant Phillips Brooks, and didst so form and mold his mind and heart that he was able to mediate that truth with grace and power: Grant, we pray, that all whom thou dost call to preach the Gospel may steep themselves in thy word, and conform their lives to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Today we honor Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts and author of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” After a fire at Trinity Church in Boston, he rebuilt the church and it became a fitting setting for the greatest preacher of the 19th century. He was a graduate of @VTS_Seminary. pic.twitter.com/K2IuKyeonR
— St. Anne’s Episcopal (@StAnnes_Annap) January 23, 2019