The Litany of the Saints

  • For Abraham and Sarah, our ancestors in faith, and all who journey into the unknown trusting God’s promises:
  • For Jacob, deceitful younger brother, yet chosen by God, the father of all who are called by virtue not of their own:
  • For Moses the lawgiver and Aaron the priest, and all who lead God’s people to freedom and newness of life:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Esther and Deborah, saviours of their nation, and for all who dare to act courageously at God’s call:
  • For Hannah and Ruth, and all who through love and devotion witness to the faithfulness of God:
  • For Isaiah, John the Baptist and all the prophets, and all who speak the truth without counting the cost:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Mary the Virgin, the mother of our Lord and God, and all who obey God’s call without question:
  • For Andrew and John and the first disciples, and for all who forsake everything to follow Jesus:
  • For Mary Magdalene, Salome and Mary, first witnesses of the resurrection, and for all who bear witness to Christ:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Peter and Paul and the apostles, who preached the gospel to Jew and Gentile, and for all who take the good news to the ends of the earth:
  • For Barnabas, Silas and Timothy, and for all who bring encouragement and steadfastness:
  • For the writers of the Gospels and for all who bring the faith of Christ alive for each generation:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory and Jerome, and for all who contend for the truth of the gospel:
  • For Basil, Gregory of Nazianzus, Athanasius and all who enable us to reflect on the mystery of Christ:
  • For Cyprian, Antony and Ephrem, and for all who lead the Church into new paths of discipleship:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Stephen, Alban, Agnes, Lucy and the whole army of martyrs, and all who have faced death for love of Christ:
  • For Augustine of Canterbury and Aidan, for Boniface and Patrick, and for all who have carried the gospel to this and other lands:
  • For Aelred, Bernard and Cuthbert, and for all who live and teach the love of God:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Anselm and Richard Hooker, and for all who reveal to us the depths of God’s wisdom:
  • For Benedict and Francis, Hilda and Bede, and for all who deepen our common life in Christ:
  • For Julian of Norwich, Bridget of Sweden and Teresa of Avila, and for all who renew our vision of the mystery of God:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Thomas Cranmer and all who reform the Church of God:
  • For Thomas More and all who hold firm to its continuing faith:
  • For Gregory and Dunstan, George Herbert and John Keble, and for all who praise God in poetry and song:

Thanks be to God.

  • For Lancelot Andrewes, John Wesley and Charles Simeon, and for all who preach the word of God:
  • For William Wilberforce and Josephine Butler, and for all who work to transform the world:
  • For Monica, and for Mary Sumner, and for all who nurture faith in home and family:

Thanks be to God.

  • For the martyrs and peacemakers of our own time, who shine as lights in the darkness:
  • For all the unsung heroes and heroines of our faith, whose names are known to God alone:
  • For all those in our own lives who have revealed to us the love of God and shown to us the way of holiness:

Thanks be to God.