The Third Sunday in Lent

(3) The Emperor, stretching forth of the right hand of his Majesty, is the Arcana for the Third Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

We beseech thee, Almight God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Book of Common Prayer

Old Testament Reading

Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Psalm 5: 11

New Testament Reading

If I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

Luke 11: 20

Liturgical Affirmation

Scindite corda vestra et non vestimenta vestra et convertamini ad Dominum Deum vestrum.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God. Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.