Readings:

Psalm 119:25-32
Jeremiah 1:4-8
Romans 10:14-17
Matthew 17:14-20

Preface of a Saint (1)


PRAYER (traditional language)
Merciful God, who didst call William Carey to missionary work in India and didst endue him with a zeal for thy Word that led him to translate Scripture into many local languages and dialects: Give us a heart for the spreading of thy Gospel and a thirst for justice among all the peoples of the world; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who sheds thy light and peace throughout humanity, and who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
Merciful God, you called William Carey to missionary work in India and gave him a zeal for your Word that led him to translate Scripture into many local languages and dialects: Give us a heart for the spreading of your Gospel and a thirst for justice among all the peoples of the world; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who sheds your light and peace throughout humanity, and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This commemoration was approved provisionally at General Convention 2009.

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WILLIAM CAREY

MISSIONARY TO INDIA, 19 October 1834
 

William CareyWilliam Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Baptist missionary and Baptist minister, known as the "father of modern missions." Carey was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society. As a missionary in the Danish colony, Serampore, India, he translated the Bible into Bengali, Sanskrit, and numerous other languages and dialects.    

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Several biographies of him are available online, including one from CCEL.