Prayers for the Parish
May every stone teach some truth, and every window tell some glorious story,
and the whole edifice uplift, solemnize, and sanctify the prayers and praises,
the thoughts and desires and offerings of the multitude. May all who enter
Calvary Church feel the abiding presence of Him whose honor dwells within
His courts, that they may worship Him indeed in spirit and in truth.
---Prayer offered by Cortlandt Whitehead, second bishop of Pittsburgh at the Dedication of Calvary Church, 19 December 1907
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Almighty and everliving God, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain:
Send your blessing upon this house of prayer, dedicated to that place whereon
our Savior Jesus Christ gave his life for the sins of the world, that all who
worship here, nourished by your Word and Sacraments, may with boldness
confess the faith of Him who died for us and rose again, the same your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
---Prayer offered by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury on the occasion of his Visitation to Calvary Church, 21 July 2002
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Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth,
hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the
careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our
common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your
holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
---The Book of Common Prayer (p. 817)