Today we remember and give
thanks for Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian. Augustine was one of the greatest of the
Latin church fathers and a significant influence in the formation of Western
Christianity, including Lutheranism. Born in A.D. 354 in
Collect of the Day:
O Lord God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you, give us strength to follow the example of your servant Augustine of Hippos, so that knowing you we may truly love you and loving you we may fully serve you – for to serve you is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.