O God, who in thy providence didst call Joseph Schereschewsky from his home in Eastern Europe to the ministry of this Church, and didst send him as a missionary to China, upholding him in his infirmity, that he might translate the holy Scriptures into languages of that land: Lead us, we pray thee, to commit our lives and talents to thee, in the confidence that when thou givest thy servants any work to do, thou dost also supply the strength to do it; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Today the Episcopal Church commemorates Samuel Schereschewsky, Bishop, Scholar 1906
Born in the Russian Empire he went to Germany to study to be a rabbi but became a Christian. Ordained an Episcopal priest he was a missionary/Bible translator in China & later Bishop of Shanghai pic.twitter.com/k74pFpo3Wm
— The Anglican Church in St Petersburg (@anglicanspb) October 14, 2020