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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)) Vespers (Evening Prayer...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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....

  • Giving Gratitude to God

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Most of us know, cultivating a grateful heart is an integral component of showing God that we are grateful for His blessings. While practicing daily thankfulness may seem like another chore to some, I hope to convince you that the power of gratitude far outweighs the few minutes it takes pract...

  • Why Unforgiveness Hurts

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    It can be difficult to let go of resentment towards those who have hurt us. But that is exactly what God asks us to do—not only for their good but also for our own. Unforgiveness causes stress and unhappiness that can creep into our relationships with co-workers, friends, and family. But when ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Matchmaker and Your Circumstance Friday, January 22, 2021   There was a young Jewish man, a Jewish matchmaker proposed that he marry a certain young woman. The man says, "No, she's blind!" "You call that a fault?" said the matchmaker, "On the contrary, it's a virtue. She wo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Very God of Peace And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23   When you search for peace, ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your unconditional love for me and for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me.   I am in awe of You and I desire to draw nearer to you with a pure heart. James 4:8   I want to live a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasius the Persian St. Anastasius the Persian (7th c.) was the son of a Persian sorcerer. He became a Zoroastrian soldier in the army of Khosrau II, the Persian monarch who absconded the True Cross of Christ from Jerusalem and to...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well; my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. Thy eyes beheld my unformed sub...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Now surely I do see what an immense effect such a doctrine [of the Holy Trinity] must have upon life. It is no mere question for theologians, but one that concerns every living soul. Whatever is allowed by God's power must be guided by His wisdom...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Lectionary: 315 Reading I Heb 8:6-13 Brothers and sisters: Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant,  enacted on better promises. F...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,13-19): Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he called them apostles. He wanted to send them out t...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From the treatise "On Spiritual Perfection" by Diadochus of PhotikéWe should love God alone Whoever is in love with himself...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Mental Illness and Spiritual Health

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Every one of us probably knows someone that struggles with mental illness or chronic depression. Sixty million Americans, that’s one in five adults, will experience a mental illness in the coming year. That means as a pastoral community of faith, every one of us knows someone who is ...

  • Bringing Value to Others

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What does it mean to add value to others? It means to be intentional about serving others. It’s all about leaving people better than they were when you found them. It’s about enriching and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families.   We are here to be of service ...

  • God Is Able and Willing

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Unfortunately, there are times when, no matter how hard we try or how talented we may be, we fail. How are we to succeed when the odds are against us? For believers in Christ Jesus, the answer is to live with the knowledge that God works despite our weaknesses.   In Genesis, Sarah doubted wh...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Many Voices of God Thursday, January 21, 2021   Look at the Book of Jonah, only four chapters and yet it's amazing how many ways God speaks - through His word, through circumstance, through adversity, through a sign, through trouble, through events, through a direct revelat...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Precious Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious. 1 Peter 2:7   Jesus is Precious. A diamond is called a precious stone. As the best diamond in the world would cost you everything to purchase, so Jesus is Precious, because His death cost Him everything. Y...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for being the creative God, who created all life and who inspires me to look at the world through Your creative eyes.   I look up to the sky and I see Your beautiful creation.   I look a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret,...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Agnes of Rome St. Agnes (c. 291–304 A.D.) was born to a noble Roman family. She was a beautiful young woman of twelve or thirteen years of age when many suitors desired her hand in marriage. Instead of marrying, St. Agnes com...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9  

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "There was much in the Magdalen that she had never used, perhaps never dreamed of, until she came to our Lord. He revealed to her the secret of true self-development, which is another word for sanctity. And she found under His guidance that everyt...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 314 Reading I Heb 7:25—8:6 Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them. It was fitting that we should have such a high pries...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,7-12): Jesus and His disciples withdrew to the lakeside and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him. A great number of people also came from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, Transjordan and from...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr A painting (c.1620) by Domenichino (1581-1641) in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. From a trea...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Be The Light

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What does it mean “To be the Light?” In the Gospel of John, Jesus is called “the true light, which gives light to everyone” (John 1:9). Throughout the New Testament, the followers of Jesus are called to be lights in the darkness. So, what does it mean to shine?  We...

  • The Great Deception?

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When people speak of the “great deception,” they refer to 2 Thessalonians 2:11, which predicts that God will, in an end-times judgment, send “a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.” This great deception is associated with the satanic work of the Antichrist and...

  • How Do We Reinforcing Our Faith?

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Though we’ve considered some ways to identify false teachers, it’s not possible to avoid this destructive influence completely. The best defense is a foundation of faith that enables us to stand firm against the subversive pull of the world.   So how can we build a stronger faith...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The False Sinai Wednesday, January 20, 2021   I was doing a tour in Israel a while back. We went to Mt. Sinai... was it the real Sinai? We don't know. There are about 20 mountains people claim as Sinai. It's a major problem discerning what Sinai is from what is not. The Orthodo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Column of Smoke And the LORD went before them by day in [a column of smoke] to lead the way, and by night in [a column of fire] to give them light. Exodus 13:21 Author’s Translation   God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Column of Smoke And the LORD went before them by day in [a column of smoke] to lead the way, and by night in [a column of fire] to give them light. Exodus 13:21 Author’s Translation   God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for entrusting me with Your Kingdom resources.   Whatever my earthly portion may be, whether it is my creativity, my spiritual gifts, my generosity, or my compassion, Lord, please make known to me wh...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Sebastian St. Sebastian (d. c. 288 A.D.) was born in Gaul, present-day France, to wealthy Italian parents. According to tradition he went to Rome to serve and encourage the Christians who were being persecuted under the Roman Emper...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Proverbs 30:5

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "That which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did and suffered for all men, He did and suffered for each one in particular; and He would not have thought it too much to do if it had been a question of saving only a single soul. The salvation of a s...

  • Hypatia of Alexandria

    Posted Jan 19 by Mark E. DeFillo

    Hypatia has been on my mind. If the ULC had saints she would be a very apt choice to be one. She was one of the last great classical philosophers, at the sharp edge of the end of Mediterranean classical civilization.  Being both a woman and pagan philosopher and teacher, she became a target of...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 313 Reading I Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High, met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kings and blessed him. And Abraham apportioned to him a tenth of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,1-6): Again Jesus entered the synagogue. A man who had a paralyzed hand was there and some people watched Jesus: Would he heal the man on the sabbath? If he did they could accuse him. Je...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From "Lumen gentium", the Second Vatican Council's do...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr  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....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm inst...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm in...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 January 2021 Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • False Teachers

    Posted Jan 19 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Unsound teaching can be a danger in our Christian walk. Let’s learn to spot those who might lead us in the wrong direction.   False teachers usually ...   • Mock truth. That is, they attack or attempt to discredit the Word of God or the church. When presented in a passionate...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    His Name is a Sentence Tuesday, January 19, 2021   In Hebrew the word for "God" is EL, as in Elohim. The word for "us" or "our" is NU or Ahnu or Aynu as in Elohaynu and Avinu. And the Hebrew word for "with" is EEM. Put them together and you have - El Eem Anu Or Eem Anu Ayl - Im...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The God of the Beginning (Elohim Kedem) The God of the beginning is your refuge, and His eternal arms are under you. Deuteronomy 33:27, Author’s Translation   God is the God of the Beginning. He started time. Before the events of the first verse in...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for this new day.   Each and everyday the Earth spins on its axis and the sun shines light on every living thing, all created by You.   The light You provide, in the day and through the ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Canute IV of Denmark St. Canute IV of Denmark (1042 – 1086 A.D.), also known as Canute the Holy, was one of thirteen sons born to the king of Denmark. Canute later succeeded his brother to the throne and reigned as king from 10...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 312 Reading I Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters: God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. We ear...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,23-28): One sabbath Jesus was walking through grainfields. As his disciples walked along with him, they began to pick the heads of grain and crush them in their hands. Then the Pharisees s...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansWho can express the binding power of divine love? Let the man truly p...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 January 2021 Tuesday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • A Culture of Insanity

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    One definition of the word insanity is to continue to repeat the same behavior repeatedly expecting a different result. How many of us could say we did something insane this week? This week we are going to try something new, I would like to teach on the Old Testament at least once...

  • Finding Strength in Weakness

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Great strength is no guarantee of protection from temptation. Although Samson had God-given power, he was defeated by a personal weakness. In the same way, we as Christians have the omnipotent Holy Spirit to enable us to live righteously. But as broken beings, we’re bound to make mistakes along the ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Zoroastrian Heart Monday, January 18, 2021   Who were the Magi? The Magi were a special caste of Persian priests. They were astrologers. They practiced that which God condemned. No believer has any business with astrology, horoscopes, fortune tellers, psychic hotlines, or t...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Wonderful For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful. Isaiah 9:6   Jesus is called Wonderful, a noun in the Hebrew language that Isaiah used as His name. Through...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I lift up those who are lacking a home to live in.   I pray for those who find themselves displaced and alone.   Help me to live a life that is worthy of what You have called me to, to love ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to t...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Hungary St. Margaret of Hungary (1242–1271) was the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, and niece of the famed St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Her royal parents made a vow to God that if Hungary was saved from the Mongol...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace." Acts 20:24  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 311 Reading I Heb 5:1-10 Brothers and sisters: Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,18-22): One day, when the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting, some people asked Jesus, «Why is it that both the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From St Ignatius of Antioch's letter to the EphesiansHave faith in Christ, and love Try to gather together more frequently to...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 18 January 2021 Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Getting to Back to God?

    Posted Jan 17 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Getting Back to God? “When you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed” (Jeremiah 29:13). I don’t know where you are today. You may be far away from God. Maybe you haven’t been to church in years...