Readings:

Psalm 84:7-12
Ephesians 3:14-2 
Matthew 24:24-27

Preface of a Saint (1) 

[Common of a Pastor]
[For the Ministry II]
[For the Mission of the Church]
 

PRAYER (traditional wording) 
  Everlasting God, who dost implant thy living Word in the minds and on the lips of all who proclaim thy truth: Grant that we, like thy pastor and preacher Phillips Brooks, might proclaim thy Gospel in our own generation with grace and power. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary wording) 
  Everlasting God, who implants your living Word in the minds and on the lips of all who proclaim your truth: Grant that we, like your pastor and preacher Phillips Brooks, might proclaim your Gospel in our own generation with grace and power. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, now and for ever. Amen.
   

This commemoration appears in Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2018 with revised lessons and collects.

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PHILLIPS BROOKS

BISHOP AND PREACHER (23 JAN 1893)

 

Phillips BrooksPhillips Brooks is best known today as the author of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Former generations, however, accounted him the greatest American preacher of the nineteenth century (and not for lack of other candidates). His sermons are still read. 

He was born in Boston in 1835 and educated at Harvard and at Virginia Theological Seminary. After ten years of ministry at two churches in Philadelphia, he returned to Boston in 1869 and was rector of Trinity Church there until 1891. He was then elected Bishop of Massachusetts, and died two years later. 

 by James Kiefer

Phillips Brooks signature

More information may be found in Wikipedia.