Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

Feast of St. Viagra

New Episcopal service for

The Feast of St. Viagra,

The Upright

(proposed for inclusion in Lesser Feasts and Fasts)


Entrance Hymn: “Rise Up, O Men of God”

Introit (Antiphon
): Look on my affliction and deliver me * Let thy hand be ready to help me.

(Psalm) At midnight I rise to praise thee * I rise before dawn and cry for help.

Collect – Almighty God, who dost make the crooked ways straight and
supporteth the upright in their afflictions; graciously hear the prayers of
thy blessed servant Viagra, who fainted at the sight of the sword but was
raised up straight to endure the pain of martyrdom, and grant us the
strength to be upright in the face of suffering and harder than stone when
confronted with the wiles of the devil.

For the Epistle: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”  (Genesis 18)

Gradual:
My beloved speaks and says to me * Arise, my love, my fair one, and come.

Alleluia Alleluia, He has risen as he said. Alleluia!

Gospel: “I have married a wife and cannot come.”   (Luke 14)

Offertory: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous * Praise befits the upright.

Communion: Light dawns for the righteous * And joy for the upright.


Recessional:
“Stand up, Stand up for Jesus”