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”

The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day (2020)

Behold, I bring you good news of a great joy, which will come to all the people; for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Festival of Nine Carols and Lessons

Christmas Ever (2020) 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 letContinue reading “Festival of Nine Carols and Lessons”

December 23 Devotional (2020)

December 23, 2020Fourth Week of Advent Today’s Readings: 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 8:1-13; Mark 11:1-11 The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Watch, for you know not when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning; lest he come suddenly and findContinue reading “December 23 Devotional (2020)”

December 22 Devotional (2020)

December 22, 2020Fourth Week of Advent Today’s Readings: Luke 1:46-55; 1 Samuel 1:1-28; Hebrews 9:1-14 The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  Watch, for you know not when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning; lest he come suddenly and findContinue reading “December 22 Devotional (2020)”

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