The Epiphany of Our Lord

January 2, 2022Christmastide Today’s Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12; Reflection: The first fruits of the Gentiles The Evocation Alleluia. All they from Sheba shall come. Alleluia. They shall bring gold and incense, and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.  O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.Continue reading “The Epiphany of Our Lord”

Festival of the Holy Name

January 1, 2022Christmastide 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”

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”

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”

Thanksgiving Day Prayers & Readings

November 25, 2021 Today’s Readings:  Old Testament: Joel 2:21-27  The Psalm: Psalm 126, In convertendo The Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 The Gospel: Matthew 6:25-33 The Collect Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, weContinue reading “Thanksgiving Day Prayers & Readings”

November 24 Devotional (2021)

November 24, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  An excerpt from Creative Prayer Ezekiel 30:20-26, I am the Lord John 16:25-33, I have conquered the world Invitatory  O give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples.     (Psalm 105:1) Alleluia.  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, andContinue reading “November 24 Devotional (2021)”

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