Morning Prayer: Consecration of Samuel Seabury

We give you thanks, O Lord our God, for your goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by your holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the Gospel of redemption with apostolic zeal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Read more about Samuel Seabury, the first person to be made a bishop of The Episcopal Church after the United States became independent, and the story of the beginning of the Anglican Communion, here.)


Jay Croft said…
Thanks for this. As a very young priest, I was gobsmacked to preach in the chapel in New London, CT, where Seabury is interred.