A.D. 2021 February 17

Today
Month

Ash Wednesday

Collects

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and 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.

Lessons

Revised Common Lectionary — Year B

Daily Office Lectionary — Year One

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

1979 Lectionary — Year B

Prefaces

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him who died for us and rose again.

or

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.

Liturgical Colors

Purple

References

Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, and Martyr, 1977

Liturgical Colors

Red

References