Saint Days: Lancelot Andrews, Bishop and Teacher of the Faith
Lancelot Andrewes lived from 1555-1626. He was a successful academic who was made a deacon in 1579 and a priest a year later. He was a well-known defender of the Reformed nature of Anglicanism and an excellent preacher. He was subsequently consecrated Bishop of Chichester in 1605 under the reign of James I. He also oversaw the translation of the King James Version.
He once summarized the nature of Anglicanism by stating, "One canon reduced to writing by God himself, two testaments, three creeds, four general councils, five centuries, and the series of Fathers in that period, determine the boundary of our faith."
Let us remember Lancelot Andrewes in our prayers today:
Almighty God, you gave to your servant Lancelot Andrewes special gifts of grace to understand and teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus: Grant that by this teaching we may know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.