Festival of Nine Carols and Lessons

Christmas Eve The Bidding  Beloved in Christ, as we prepare for Christmastide, let it be our care and delight to hear the message of the angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, and the Babe lying in a manger.  Therefore let usContinue reading “Festival of Nine Carols and Lessons”

Fourth Thursday in Advent

December 23, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  2 Peter 1:16-21, Making known the coming of Christ Lesson: Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word Micah 4:4-8, Dominion shall return to Zion Lesson: The LORD Shall Rescue Zion Magnificat The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  Watch, for you know not when the master of the houseContinue reading “Fourth Thursday in Advent”

Fourth Wednesday in Advent

December 22, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Genesis 30:1-24, Leah and Rachel bear their sons Lesson: The names of Jacob’s sons Romans 8:18-30, The whole creation is in labor Lesson: Future Glory Luke 1:5-25, Elizabeth will bear a child Lesson: Birth of John the Baptist Foretold The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  Watch, forContinue reading “Fourth Wednesday in Advent”

Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

The Evocation “Do not doubt but believe.” Opening Prayer Grant, almighty God, that we may glory in the Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas, and, believing, may have life in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the HolyContinue reading “Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle”

Fourth Monday in Advent

December 20, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Psalm 113, Praise to God, who lifts up the lowly Lesson: He raises the poor from the ash heap Genesis 25:19-28, Rebekah bears Jacob and Esau Lesson: God’s ways are not our ways. Colossians 1:15-20, Jesus Christ, the firstborn of creation Lesson: An ancient christological hymn The Invitatory Our KingContinue reading “Fourth Monday in Advent”

Third Saturday in Advent

December 18, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Isaiah 66:7-11, God as a nursing mother Lesson: A new birth of joy and delight Luke 13:31-35, Jesus as mother hen laments over Jerusalem Lesson: Love despite of continual rebellion Embertide Acclamations Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Collect of the Week StirContinue reading “Third Saturday in Advent”

Third Friday in Advent

December 17, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Isaiah 42:10-18, Sing to God a new song Lesson: Celebrate the promise of justice and liberation! Embertide Intercessions  Hebrews 10:32-39, Confidence that rewards Lesson: Stand firm in belief, persevere to the end Come, O Lord, and tarry not: do away the offences of Thy people Israel. Invitatory Our King andContinue reading “Third Friday in Advent”

Third Thursday in Advent

December 16, 2021Advent NOTE:  According to the Sarum Rite, today (December 16th) is Antifon Day, the day we being the Great O Antifons of the Advent season, leading up to Christmas Eve. While other traditions of the Christian Faith have traditionally used just seven Great Antifons, “an alternative English medieval practice arose of moving allContinue reading “Third Thursday in Advent”

Third Wednesday in Advent

December 15, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Micah 4:8-13, God will thresh out the people Lesson: The gates of hell shall never prevail against God’s Church! What is Embertide?  Luke 7:31-35, The Messiah and John the Baptist Lesson: Wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it. Invitatory Our King and SaviorContinue reading “Third Wednesday in Advent”

Third Tuesday in Advent

December 14, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Numbers 16:20-35, God destroys Korah’s company Lesson: On mankind’s fallen nature Acts 28:23-31, Paul preaches in Rome Lesson: The mandate of Christ to preach to all nations “Give just one minute” By Amy Carmichael Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Collect of theContinue reading “Third Tuesday in Advent”

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