Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Feast of John Donne -- March 31, 2012
March 31 is the Feast of John Donne on the Episcopal Church's Calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts.
This image of Donne is of a painting in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, made by an unknown artist about 1620. There is another version of this portrait, generally regarded as a copy of the one in the V&A, that hangs in the Library of the Deanery of St. Paul's Cathedral.
This is the Collect for John Donne's Day in the Episcopal Church's Calendar:
ALMIGHTY God, who in this wondrous world dost manifest thy power and beauty: Open the eyes of all men to see, as did thy servant John Donne, that whatsoever has any being is a mirror wherein we may behold thee, the root and fountain of all being; through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.