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”

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”

Third Saturday in Advent

December 18, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Isaiah 66:7-11, God as a nursing mother Lesson: A new birth of joy and delight Luke 13:31-35, Jesus as mother hen laments over Jerusalem Lesson: Love despite of continual rebellion Embertide Acclamations Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Collect of the Week StirContinue reading “Third Saturday in Advent”

Third Friday in Advent

December 17, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Isaiah 42:10-18, Sing to God a new song Lesson: Celebrate the promise of justice and liberation! Embertide Intercessions  Hebrews 10:32-39, Confidence that rewards Lesson: Stand firm in belief, persevere to the end Come, O Lord, and tarry not: do away the offences of Thy people Israel. Invitatory Our King andContinue reading “Third Friday in Advent”

Third Thursday in Advent

December 16, 2021Advent NOTE:  According to the Sarum Rite, today (December 16th) is Antifon Day, the day we being the Great O Antifons of the Advent season, leading up to Christmas Eve. While other traditions of the Christian Faith have traditionally used just seven Great Antifons, “an alternative English medieval practice arose of moving allContinue reading “Third Thursday in Advent”

Third Wednesday in Advent

December 15, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Micah 4:8-13, God will thresh out the people Lesson: The gates of hell shall never prevail against God’s Church! What is Embertide?  Luke 7:31-35, The Messiah and John the Baptist Lesson: Wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it. Invitatory Our King and SaviorContinue reading “Third Wednesday in Advent”

Third Tuesday in Advent

December 14, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Numbers 16:20-35, God destroys Korah’s company Lesson: On mankind’s fallen nature Acts 28:23-31, Paul preaches in Rome Lesson: The mandate of Christ to preach to all nations “Give just one minute” By Amy Carmichael Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Collect of theContinue reading “Third Tuesday in Advent”

Second Saturday in Advent

December 11, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Amos 9:8-15, God will set things right Lesson: Final Condemnation Luke 1:57-66, The birth of John the Baptist Lesson: …his mouth was opened. To each of us you reveal yourself… Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the Week MercifulContinue reading “Second Saturday in Advent”

Second Thursday in Advent

December 9, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Isaiah 12:1-6, In your midst is the Holy One of Israel Lesson: Prayers and Songs of Praise Amos 6:1-8, Punishment for self-indulgence Lesson: Woe to the Complacent 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, Encouragement to be generous Lesson: The Collection for the Lord’s People Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come,Continue reading “Second Thursday in Advent”

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