A Great Cloud of Witnesses

The Episcopal Church Calendar of Saints honors extraordinary individuals from the “Communion of Saints”, who have exemplified Christian values and ideals and have served as faithful witnesses of Christ during their lives. This diverse group, who has gone before us, is selected to inspire us as well as remind us that we as members of the Communion of Saints have been provided by God with the skills, strength and guidance necessary to make a difference in the world.

As our nation celebrates Black History Month, Grace Church will lift up each week four African American individuals, who are designated as Saints in the Episcopal Church. All four were Episcopalian. All four led exemplary lives and were faithful to God’s call to heal a broken world.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen