Primates gather for Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral

Primates evensongPrimates from the Anglican Communion gathered at Canterbury Cathedral for Evensong yesterday.

The service concluded the first day of the week-long private meeting, which has been called by the Archbishop of Canterbury, so that the Primates can pray and reflect together on issues of common concern.

The Collect for Primates 2016 is:

Gracious Father,
who in your prophet Isaiah promised us
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and inward strength, knowledge and true godliness:
breathe that same Spirit on the leaders of your church today,
that they may meet you in one another,
find perfect freedom in your service,
and bring forth your Spirit’s fruits of love, joy and peace;
that your church may be renewed in the form of your Son, born, crucified and risen
that we might be one with you and in you,
ever one God, merciful and mighty.

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