Saturday, July 4, 2009

Am I A Cornball Or What?

Of course I am. I'm from Ohio.

As much as I enjoy the artistic stylings of Jack Kirby, even if Uncle Sam looks a bit demented, this is actually a feast day of the Episcopal Church, as independence from England made it necessary to establish a church that was also independent from the Church of England.

The Collect for today:
Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.