Feast of St. Stephan, King of Hungary

August 20

Color: White


Almighty and ever Sovereign God, whose awesome majesty and regal glory are reflected in all true and righteous representatives of royalty; we praise thee for the nobility and chivalry of King Saint Stephan, and we pray that his watchful care and intercession may guide and shield his orphaned Hungarian people, and bring to his land freedom from the yoke of its enemies. O Thou who ever art the king of kings and liberator of thy captive subjects. Amen.

The Lesson and the Gospel are those of the Sunday nearest.