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 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)”

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”

December 19 Devotional (2020)

Ember Saturday, December 19, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s Readings: Judges 13:1-25; John 4:40-52; Embertide Acclamations The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  Come, let us adore him. Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *     O heavens and all waters above the heavens. Sun and moon and starsContinue reading “December 19 Devotional (2020)”

December 18 Devotional (2020)

Ember Friday, December 18, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s readings: 2 Samuel 6:12-19; Hebrews 1:5-14; Essay: Embertide Intercessions The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near:  come, let us adore him. Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *     O heavens and all waters above the heavens. Sun and moon and starsContinue reading “December 18 Devotional (2020)”

December 17 Devotional (2020)

December 17, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s readings: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 The Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: come, let us adore him. Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *     O heavens and all waters above the heavens. Sun and moon and stars of theContinue reading “December 17 Devotional (2020)”

December 16 Devotional (2020)

Ember Wednesday, December 16, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s readings: Malachi 3:16-4:6; Mark 9:9-13; “Give just one minute” by Amy Carmichael A Bidding Prayer (an exhortation to prayer) [28] Beloved in Christ, in this season of Advent, let it be our care and delight to prepare ourselves to hear the message of the Angels, and inContinue reading “December 16 Devotional (2020)”

December 15 Devotional (2020)

December 15, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9-22; Acts 3:12-4:4; Essay: “What is Embertide?” The Invitatory The Lord is now near, O come, let us adore Him! Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; andContinue reading “December 15 Devotional (2020)”

December 14 Devotional (2020)

December 14, 2020Third Week of Advent Today’s Readings: Psalm 125; 1 Kings 18:1-19; Ephesians 6:10-20 The Invitatory The Lord is now near, O come, let us adore Him! Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Saviour. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and make aContinue reading “December 14 Devotional (2020)”

December 12 Devotional (2020)

December 12, 2020Second Week of Advent Today’s Readings: Habakkuk 3:13-19; Matthew 21:28-32; A Reading from the Book of Cerne (9th Century) The Invitatory The Lord, the King who is to come  O come, let us adore Him Come let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our saviour. Let us comeContinue reading “December 12 Devotional (2020)”

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