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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without Invitatory)If th...

  • Book of Jasher IX

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Joseph Esquivel

    Book of Jasher CHAPTER IX.   And Haran, the son of Terah, Abram’s oldest brother, took a wife in those days. Haran was thirty-nine years old when he took her; and the wife of Haran conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Lot. And she conceived again and bare a daughter, an...

  • God and Jesus Christ's Acceptance:

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Joseph Esquivel

    Our Experience with Churches and Temples I find myself amazed we haven't had a single effort put forth for our troubles. We have been praying for 14 years for some true Christians to render us aid. it seems there is no God in the temples built for him to reside in. God said he would reside with his...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Holy Innocents The Holy Innocents (1st c.) are the children mentioned in the account of Jesus' birth in Matthew's Gospel (2:16-18). When the Magi came to Jerusalem to find and adore the Baby Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews, King Hero...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: December 28th: Holy Innocents, martyrs View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,13-18): After the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph and said, «Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 28 2019   « December 27  |  December 29 » Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrsLectionary: 698 Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Beloved:This...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God's Higher Purpose   No moment, event or detail falls outside of God’s supervision. God is the one who “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45 NIV). He isn’t making up this plan as ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you. Philippians 2:13 MSG   A Time to Think Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.—Smiley Blanton   A Time to ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your Word, The Bible, and the truth it provides.   Please help me to spend time with You each day in Your Word, in prayer, in worship and in Your presence and with Your Holy Spirit.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these thin...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,  &n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Holy Family)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.G...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introductio...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God's Higher Purpose   No moment, event or detail falls outside of God’s supervision. God is the one who “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45 NIV). He isn’t making up this plan as ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Psalm 97:11   A Time to Think In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. — Brother David Steindl...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Altar Of Infinity Friday, December 27, 2019   The Tabernacle, the Temple of Jerusalem, and the path into the Holy Place all existed on an east-west plane. This is something very profound. For unlike north and south, east and west have no beginning or end. The east-west plan...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your power goes beyond my understanding.   In a time when hope can seem dim, I know that Your light is brighter than any darkness in my life.   I look to You for my hope for today and for my fut...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we lo...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John the Evangelist St. John the Evangelist (1st c.) was one of the Twelve Apostles, and one of the three in Jesus' inner circle, along with his brother, James, and Simon Peter. St. John was the disciple who reclined on the breast ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    iturgical day: December 27th: John, apostle and evangelist View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,2-8): On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala ran to Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved. And she said to them, «They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don't ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 27, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 27 2019   « December 26  |  December 28 » Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelistLectionary: 697 Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduct...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Builders And Wreckers Thursday, December 26, 2019 Have you ever watched the demolition of a building or house? It doesn’t take a lot – maybe just a wrecking ball or some explosives – and it’s all done. It doesn’t take much skill. It doesn’t take much c...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Unceasing Prayer by Max Lucado   Unceasing prayer may sound complicated, but it needn’t be that way. Do this. Think of prayerless as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God. Seek to live in uninterrupted awareness. As you stand in line to register your car, th...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV   A Time to Think Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. –John Greenleaf Whit...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I desire to be more like You.   Thank You for The Bible and for Your Holy Spirit and how they help me to know You and to draw near to You each day...   Draw near to God and He will draw nea...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Draw near to God and He will draw near to you... James 4:8

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Stephen St. Stephen (1st. c.) was one of the Church's first deacons in Jerusalem and an eloquent preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. According to Sacred Scripture he was "a man full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost" and "full of...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Yet if any of you suffers as a Christian, do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because you bear this name." 1 Peter 4:16  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: December 26th: Stephen, First Martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,17-22): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be on your guard with respect to people, for they will hand you over to their courts and they will flog you in their synagogues. You will be brought to...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 26 2019   « December 25  |  December 27 » Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyrLectionary: 696 Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, f...

  • Meditations

    Posted December 26, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "We might say the whole mystery of our redemption in Christ, by his incarnation, his death and his resurrection, consists of this marvelous exchange: in the heart of Christ, God has loved us humanly, so as to render our human hearts capable of lov...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, &nbs...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to he...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introdu...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 KJV   A Time to Think I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Magi’s Secret Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Matthew 2 speaks of “wise men” from the east. But how could they know that the King of Israel would come at the time he did just by seeing “His star”? The answer is in the Book of Daniel. Daniel was made Chief o...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I call upon Your name today in humble admiration.   Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may worship You in my words and actions.   Today, I celebrate Jesus's birth and the fact that He came dow...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Matthew 2:11

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasia St. Anastasia (c. 281-314 A.D.) was a Roman citizen of the noble class, born to a wealthy pagan father and a Christian mother. She was secretly baptized due to her mother's desire to raise her as a Christian. Anastas...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6  

  • Feast Day

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Christmas December 25th is the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the greatest Christian holy day after Easter. “Christ Mass” is the Eucharistic feast celebrating the birth of Christ, the Incarn...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Christmas: Midnight Mass View saints December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,1-14): At that time the emperor issued a decree for a census of the whole empire to be taken. This first census was taken whil...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 25 2019 Mass During the Day   « December 24  |  December 26 » The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) - Mass During the DayLectionary: 16 R...

  • Meditations

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased’ (Lk 2:12-14). According to the evangelist, the angels &lsquo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - SolemnityCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - Solemnity Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - SolemnityAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - SolemnityMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - SolemnityMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - Solemnity Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 25, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - Solemnity Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (withou...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    25 Questions for Mary by Max Lucado   A teacher friend of mine asked her students to make a list of questions they would like to ask Mary. Their responses included: What was Jesus’ first word? Did he ever get sick? Did Jesus ever misbehave? All legitimate questions. The f...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Or Is That Cheating? Tuesday, December 24, 2019 This is an actual prayer written by a little child to God in the form of a letter, “Dear God, I have a spelling test on Tuesday. I never get all the words right. Maybe you could help me this time...or is that cheating?” Of cours...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV   A Time to Think The most obvious lesson in Christ's teaching is that there is no happiness in having or getting anything, but on...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   I come to You on bended knee in awe of the sacrifice that my Lord Jesus made for me.   Sending Your beloved Son to Earth so that He may live a sinless life, only to take my sins upon the cross, is such a ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Saints Adam & Eve Adam and Eve, the first man and woman created by God as recounted in the Old Testament book of Genesis, are the father and mother of all humanity. Through their willful disobedience to the command of God, sin came into ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Weekdays of Advent: December 24th View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,67-79): Zechariah, filled with holy spirit, sang this canticle, «Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has come and redeemed his people. He has raised up for us a victorious Savior in the h...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 24, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 24 2019   « December 23  |  December 25 » Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent - Mass in the MorningLectionary: 200 Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December (First Vespers of tomorrow, Christmas Day)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without Invitatory)If this ...

  • ULC History

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Howard Slayton

    The Rev. Kirby Hensley said that he was a student of “Life”. I feel that I fall into line with that idea. I have been a student of Universal Life Church for many years starting about 1999. The more I learn about this church, the more fascinated I am by it. So that’s what I want to talk about here to...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Victoria St. Victoria (d. 250 A.D.) was a Christian noblewoman from Rome. She, together with her sister, St. Anatolia, were forced into arranged marriages with two pagan noblemen. Both Victoria and Anatolia desired to devote themse...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Verse of the Day "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Weekdays of Advent: December 23th View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,57-66): When the time came for Elizabeth, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the merciful Lord had done a wonderful thing for her and they rejoiced with her. When on the ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 23 2019   « December 22  |  December 24 » Monday of the Fourth Week of AdventLectionary: 199 Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Thus says the L...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Epiphanes Syndrome Monday, December 23, 2019   In the story of Chanukah, Antiochus Epiphanes was a shadow of the anti-Christ. He went into the Temple and defiled the Holy of Holies. As the anti-Christ will do, Antiochus opposed and exalted himself over everything that was o...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I lift my hands in prayer to You on this new day...   Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want most is for men to pray— not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hand...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 23, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want most is for men to pray— not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God... ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 23 December 201923 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...