December 31 Devotional (2021)

December 31, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings:  1 Kings 3:5-14, God grants a discerning mind Lesson: A wise and understanding heart John 8:12-19, I am the light Lesson: Christ, the fulfillment of light Psalm 148, God’s splendor is over earth and heaven Lesson: All creation exhorted to praise Behold, I bring you good news of a greatContinue reading “December 31 Devotional (2021)”

December 30 Devotional (2021)

December 30, 2021Christmastide Today’s Readings:  Psalm 147:12-20, Praise God in Zion 2 Chronicles 1:7-13, Solomon’s prayer for wisdom Lesson: Solomon could have had anything, but he asked for wisdom. Mark 13:32-37, Keep awake Lesson: No One Knows That Day or Hour Invitatory Alleluia. To us a child is born: O come, let us adore him.Continue reading “December 30 Devotional (2021)”

Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 29, 2021Christmastide 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 28, 2021Christmastide 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 27, 2021Christmastide 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

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 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”

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”

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