A.D. 2021 February 17
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People: His mercy endures for ever.
Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, Holy Day and Commemoration Lectionary — Year B
- Joel 2:1–2, 12–17 or Isaiah 58:1–12
- Psalm 103 or 103:8–14
- II Corinthians 5:20–6:10
- Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21
Daily Office Lectionary
You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you.
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda and Martyr, 1977