January 5 Devotional (2021)

January 5, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings: Proverbs 22:1-9; Luke 6:27-31; Excerpt from “Selected to Live” by J.R. Dobschiner The Invitatory A spotless Virgin has brought forth God clothed in flesh:  Let us all worship Him who came to save us! Opening Prayer O God,       You who dwell on high,       and yet consider the humble in heaven andContinue reading “January 5 Devotional (2021)”

January 4 Devotional (2021)

January 4, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings: Psalm 110; Proverbs 3:1-12; James 4:11-17 The Invitatory A spotless Virgin has brought forth God clothed in flesh:  Let us all worship Him who came to save us! Opening Prayer We pray this morning    to the Lord who rose again,    that we may also rise again in eternal life;       forever andContinue reading “January 4 Devotional (2021)”

January 2 Devotional (2021)

January 2, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings: Proverbs 1:1-7; James 3:13-18; Midday Reading by John Philip Newell The Invitatory A spotless Virgin has brought forth God clothed in flesh:  Let us all worship Him who came to save us! Opening Prayer Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: PreserveContinue reading “January 2 Devotional (2021)”

Festival of the Holy Name

January 1, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:15-21; Reflection: “Glorify His name in the new year” The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. Alleluia. Galatians 4.4,5 Opening Prayer Almighty God, whose blessed Son wasContinue reading “Festival of the Holy Name”

December 31 Devotional (2020)

December 31, 2020Christmastide Today’s Readings: Psalm 95:1-7; 1 Kings 3:1-14; John 8:12-20 The Invitatory A spotless Virgin has brought forth God clothed in flesh:  Let us all worship Him who came to save us! Opening Prayer O blessed Savior      as the prophets foretold,      You were born of a virgin,      and You came to be           a TreasureContinue reading “December 31 Devotional (2020)”

December 30 Devotional (2020)

December 30, 2020Christmastide Today’s Readings: Proverbs 9:1-12; 2 Peter 3:8-13; Northumbria Excerpt The Invitatory Unto us a Christ is born;  O come, let us worship Him! Opening Prayer O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrongContinue reading “December 30 Devotional (2020)”

December 29 Devotional (2020)

December 29, 2020Christmastide Today’s Readings: Isaiah 49:1-15; Matthew 12:46-50; “If you must..” by Kerry Hillcoat The Invitatory Unto us a Christ is born;  O come, let us worship Him! Opening Prayer O God, You were pleased to announce the coming of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, With choirs of angels who proclaimed with their song,Continue reading “December 29 Devotional (2020)”

Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 28, 2020Christmastide Today’s Color = RED Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 31:15-17; Psalm 124; Revelation 21:1-7; Matthew 2:13-18; Reflection: The Story of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. Never despise these little ones; their guardian angels in heaven look continuously on the face of my heavenly Father. Alleluia. Matthew 18.10 Opening Prayer WeContinue reading “Feast of the Holy Innocents”

Festival of St. John the Evangelist

December 27, 2020Christmastide Today’s Color: White/Gold Today’s Readings: Exodus 33:18-23; Psalm 92; 1 John 1:1-9; John 21:19b-24; Reflection: “the beloved disciple” The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory. Alleluia. John 1.14 Opening Prayer Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light, thatContinue reading “Festival of St. John the Evangelist”

Festival of Saint Stephen

December 26, 2020Christmastide Today’s color: Red Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 26:1-15; Psalm 31; Acts 6:8-15, 7:51-60; Matthew 23:29-39; Reflection: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Saint Stephen The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Alleluia! Acts 7.56 Opening Prayer We give you thanks,Continue reading “Festival of Saint Stephen”

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