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”

December 19 Devotional (2020)

Ember Saturday, December 19, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s Readings: Judges 13:1-25; John 4:40-52; Embertide Acclamations The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  Come, let us adore him. Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *     O heavens and all waters above the heavens. Sun and moon and starsContinue reading “December 19 Devotional (2020)”

December 9 Devotional (2020)

Featured Image: “The Angel Appearing to Zacharias” (1799–1800), by William Blake (source) December 9, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s readings: Malachi 2:10-3:1; Luke 1:5-17; Essay: “Who was John the Baptist?” The Invitatory Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. [1] Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us. As we do putContinue reading “December 9 Devotional (2020)”

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