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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:30 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday Midday 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 Son and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:30 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday Afternoon 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 the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:29 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday  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 to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ________...

  • Walking With the Lord

    Posted Mon at 3:09 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Walking with someone when you cannot agree on the direction or goal is frustrating, yet that’s exactly what we sometimes try to do with God. In the Scriptures, He gives us guidance for life. But then, when we don’t follow it, we’re surprised to see that He’s walking in a different direction than we ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 1:28 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Kadosh in Every Realm Monday, April 5, 2021   Two words today... Kohayn and Kadosh. Kohayn means 'priest.' Kadosh means 'holy.' In 1 Peter 2 it says that if you're born again, you belong to a royal priesthood. But what does that mean? Well, if you look at the high priest of Isr...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mon at 1:24 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6   Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 1:21 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Today I join with Christians around the world to celebrate Jesus...   Thank You for The Bible and how it so clearly presents Your love and Your truth for all people.   Please teach and guid...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 1:17 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:35 AM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Vincent Ferrer St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) was born in Valentia, Spain, the son of a knight. From his parents he learned virtue and generosity to the poor. As a child he fasted every Wednesday and Friday and was tenderly devoted...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:34 AM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God...

  • Meditation

    Posted Mon at 12:34 AM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "And let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘in them’, this is not simply a...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 261 Reading I Acts 2:14, 22-33 On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed: “You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem. Let this be known to you, and ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 28,8-15): The women left the tomb at once in holy fear, yet with great joy, and they ran to tell the news to the disciples. Suddenly, Jesus met them on the way and said, «...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Monday From an Easter homily by Melito of Sardis, bishopThe Easter praise of Christ We should understand, beloved, that the paschal mystery is at once old and new, transitory and e...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday  Office of Readings 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 Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday  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 the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday Mid-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 to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday Midday 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 Son and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday Afternoon 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 the Son and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday  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 to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5 April 2021 Easter Monday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ________ ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah One of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." Revelation 5:5   Jesus is the Lion of the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for creating this fruitful and beautiful earth.   I thank You for Your good creation, the many ecosystems and forests around the world, please let them thrive and grow.   I ask that You ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Psalm 119:90

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Isidore of Seville St. Isidore of Seville (560 - 636 A.D.) was born in Carthagena, Spain, to noble and pious parents. After the example of their parents, he, as well as his two brothers and sister, all became saints. Isidore receiv...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds’ feet, he makes me tread upon my high places." Habakkuk 3:19

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Easter Sunday On Easter Sunday the Church celebrates the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead, the greatest feast of the liturgical year. For this purpose Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent into the w...

  • Meditation

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "There is good reason to be astonished that men should sin so boldly in the sight of Heaven and earth and show so little fear of the most high God. Yet it is a much greater cause of astonishment that while we multiply our iniquities beyond the san...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Easter Day Lectionary: 42 Reading I Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said: “You know what has happened all over Judea,  beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Easter Sunday (Mass during the Day) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,1-9): On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday  Spiritual Reading The four readings for the Office of Readings: Easter Sunday Exodus 14:15-15:1The sons of Israel went on dry ground right into the sea The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry to me so? Tell the sons of Israel to march on. For yours...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday  Office of Readings The Office of Readings today is only recited by those who have not been to the Easter Vigil. It starts immediately with the first reading, with no introduction preceding it. ________ First ReadingExodus 14:15-15:1The sons of Israel went...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday  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 the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday Mid-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 to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday Midday 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 Son and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday Afternoon 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 the Son and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday  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 to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 April 2021 Easter Sunday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ________ ...

  • Easter Sunday Reflection

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We may not relate to the idols people worshipped long ago. But in modern life, potential idols are everywhere—and on the surface, they sometimes appear good and praiseworthy.   Take health, for example. Is regular exercise an effort to be a good steward of the body God has provided, or ...

  • The Lessons of Good Friday

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    The sufferings and death of Jesus, which Christians commemorate on Good Friday, may seem far removed from our everyday lives. After all, it is almost impossible to imagine that anyone reading this essay will ever be crucified.  (On the other hand, persecution of Christians continues in many par...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Our Father in Heaven When you pray, say: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Luke 11:2   You should pray, “Our Father in Heaven.” This is the phrase Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You have called me to Your purposes.   Please ignite a passion in my heart for the work that You have given to me.   Please bring Your light into my home and bring Your significance into my...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love. Ephesians 5:1-2

  • What Does the Cross Mean to You?

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What does the cross mean to you? Many people in the world today view it as a symbol of Christianity, but think about what it represented in Christ’s day. Nobody wore a miniature cross around the neck or displayed one in a place of worship. The cross was a torturous means of execution, and the ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Richard of Chichester St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), also known as St. Richard de Wyche, was born in Worcestershire, England to a land-owning squire. His father died when he was young, causing the family to suffer hardship fo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "‘Ah Lord God! It is thou who hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thy outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for thee, who showest steadfast love to thousands, but dost requite the guilt of fathers to their children after...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Saturday On Holy Saturday the Church mourns in prayer and fasting, meditating on Christ's Passion and Death. There is no Mass during the day as Jesus is still in the tomb. On this day Jesus descended triumphantly into Hades (...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Holy SaturdayAt the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Lectionary: 41 Reading I Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind s...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Holy Saturday listen   Download   Gospel text ( ):   «---» Fr. Jacques PHILIPPE (Cordes sur Ciel, France) Today, we do not consider any particular Gospel, inasmuch it is a day with no liturgy. But, with Mary, the only one who stayed firm in faith an...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Holy Saturday From an ancient homily for Holy SaturdayThe Lord's descent into the underworld Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silen...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Office of Readings 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 Son and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday 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 the Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Mid-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 to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Midday 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 Son and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Afternoon 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 the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday 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 to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3 April 2021 Holy Saturday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. ________ Examinat...

  • My High Gods Lyrics

    Posted Apr 2 by Christopher Sears

    (sung to the tune of "my mother told me" My high gods told me One day I will rise From ash to Glory Valhöll when I die    My high gods told me One day I will rise From ash to Glory Valhöll when I die    On my ring I vow Noble path I'll tread Wise unto the R...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Anan Ha Ketoret Friday, April 2, 2021   ANAN HA KETORET was the Cloud of Incense. In ancient times, the glory of God would appear in the Holy of Holies inside the Temple of Jerusalem. The High Priest of Israel was allowed to enter in the Holy of Holies once a year. He had t...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord of Glory None of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8   Jesus is the Lord of Glory. He left Heaven and its glories to be born as a babe in Bethlehem. Heaven was m...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your love knows no bounds.   Jesus entered the homes of sinners and placed His healing hands on those who were untouchable.   Your love redeems the broken ones and Your grace and mercy are unend...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3   I was in prison and you came to visit me..... The ...

  • God’s Love Displayed on the Cross

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Until we learn to see sin as God does, it’s difficult to understand what happened at Christ’s crucifixion. God is holy and just, and Scripture tells us that His response to sin is wrath and punishment (Rom. 1:18; Rom. 6:23). Yet He also loves sinners and wants to be reconciled with them....

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Francis of Paola St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507) was born in Calabria, Italy, to a husband and wife known for their holiness. After suffering childlessness for many years, his parents had recourse to prayer, especially the intercess...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Good Friday On the Friday of the Lord's Passion (Good Friday) the Church commemorates the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross for the sins of all mankind, at the same time the Passover lamb was being killed and prepared for consump...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Lectionary: 40 Reading I Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,     he shall be raised high and greatly exalted. Even as many were amazed at him --     so marred was his look be...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Good Friday (Celebration of the Lord's Passion) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 18,1—19,42): When Jesus had finished speaking, He went with his disciples to the other side of the Kidron Valley. There was a garden there where Jesus en...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Good Friday From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopThe power of Christ's blood If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s blood, we should go back to the ancient acco...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday  Office of Readings 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 Son and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday  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 the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday Mid-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 to the Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday Midday 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 Son and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday Afternoon 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 the Son and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday  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 to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2 April 2021 Good Friday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. ________ Examination ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE SHADOW BAN Thursday, April 1, 2021   Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission...   For years, I have warned of coming persecution. The principle goes back thousands of years and is revealed in Isaiah 5:10: "Woe to those who call evil g...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord of Peace Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16   Jesus is the Lord of Peace. As Lord, He is Master, so Jesus is the Master of peace. His nature is peace, so when He awoke in a boat in the middle of ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for the protection and healing that You provide to me and to those that I love.   Please be the firm foundation for my life today and everyday.   Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. ...

  • Jesus Leads By Example - Prayer

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Father, You sent your Son into the world,And before his hour had come,He washed his disciples’ feet. You had given all things into his hands.He had come from you, and was going to you,And what did he do?He knelt down on the floor,And washed his friends’ feet. He was their teacher and ...

  • God Reveals Himself

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Many people today deny the existence of God. But the reason is suppression of the truth, not a lack of evidence. Because the Lord loves mankind, He has revealed Himself in several ways. We know God through ... • His creation (Rom. 1:20). By observing the celestial bodies, the earth with its pl...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Eucharist The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Chris...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Anacleto Gonzalez Flores Bl. Anacleto Gonzalez Flores (1888–1927) was the second of twelve children born to a poor family in Jalisco, Mexico. He was baptized the day after his birth. As he grew, a priest recognized his intell...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Gladden the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; hearken to my cry of supplication. In the day of...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Thursday On Thursday of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday) the Church celebrates the three pillars of the Catholic Church instituted by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper: the priesthood, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Holy Eu...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Lectionary: 39 Reading I Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,  “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;  you shall reckon it the first month ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Holy Thursday (Lord's Supper) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,1-15): It was before the feast of the Passover. Jesus realized that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, and as He had loved those who were his own in the...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Maundy Thursday From an Easter homily by Saint Melito of Sardis, bishopThe Lamb that was slain has delivered us from death and given us life There was much proclaimed by the prophets ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday  Office of Readings 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 Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday  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 the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday Mid-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 to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday Midday 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 Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday Afternoon 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 the Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday  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 to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O 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, world without end.Amen. ________ Examin...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    60,000 in One Accord! Wednesday, March 31, 2021   Ants dwell in colonies of about 60,000 to 90,000 ants. Ants can't prosper on their own - they need each other. How does a colony of 60,000 ants work together? When there's unity. The ants share the same goal - that's how it work...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah) Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9   The Lord is E...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and for how it always points me towards Your love for me and for all others.   I ask that You would release my mind from all distractions and fears today so that I...