Eternal Father, I offer Thee anew, this day, my life and service, joy and suffering, final struggle and death as it may come on the battle field or otherwise in Thy humble service, and especially the order of this day as Thy providence commands and duty enjoins, in union with the toil, suffering and sacrifice of Thy Beloved Son, our King and Captain, Jesus Christ, Who daily renews His victorious passage through the veil of death upon the altars of Thy Holy Church. May this Great High Priest, the Orient on High, lead the ranks of Thy armies by the lieutenancy of Thy minister to the glorious and eternal day of thy final victory over the fiend and the power of the netherworld and of Thy most perfect glorification. Lead me to Thine altar, where often I may kneel before Thy majesty, girt about with truth and plated with justice, to be worthily fed from the most fair and spotless Grail of the Son’s Body and Blood. Thus fortified may I be surely prepared for blessed, brave and honorable death, when with Thy Holy Mother I may be initiated into the company Thy true servants who sing Thy praises forever. Amen.
I have been out of circulation in the blogosphere due to preparations for the Encampment and recovery from it. My plan was to make sure that the Encampment was at least as successful as it has been in the past with Thom’s direction and to make sure that we remembered our departed friends in a fitting way. I think we succeeded.
I have much to blog on regarding the Encampment. I will get it posted as I am able.
First of all, I have an oath that the Knights asked me to write for the squires and pages. Actually the idea was Thom’s and he had planned to write it himself. As a former scout master he wanted to model our oath on the Boy Scout Oath. Well, he never got an opportunity to write it so I did. Continue reading