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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 14 January 2021 Thursday of week 1 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 14 January 2021 Thursday of week 1 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 14 January 2021 Thursday of week 1 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 14 January 2021 Thursday of week 1 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...

  • 14 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 13 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the MoonBeth/Poseideion IIBirch Tree MoonColor: WhiteElement: AirAltar: Upon cloth of white set the budded birch branches, a single white candle, the rune Berkana carved onto a piece of birch wood, and a bowl of clear water.Offerings: White cakes with the Berkana rune carved upon them.Da...

  • 14 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 13 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the SunBrumaColors: White and brownElement: EarthAltar: Upon a bare table lay a large pot shaped like a human figure, reclining, filled with earth. All should enter bearing two white cloths, one on each arm.Offerings: Silence and meditation.Daily Meal: VegetarianBruma InvocationEarth, yo...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Huppah Wednesday, January 13, 2021 In Isaiah 4:5, it says: "Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night, and over all the glory will be a defense." But the original Hebrew behind the word "...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Father of Lights Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  James 1:17   God is the Father of Lights who originally created physical light, includin...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, Thank You for filling Your creation with awe-inspiring beauty. Help me to see Your glory today as it is displayed in Your creation. Please help me to recognize the works of Your hands all around me. Your goodness is gr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day O Lord , You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2

  • A House Divided Can Not Stand

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What does it mean that a house divided cannot stand? There are three accounts in the Gospels in which Jesus states that a kingdom divided against itself is laid waste or a house divided cannot stand (Luke 11:17; Mark 3:25; Matthew 12:25). All three instances of this statement are spoken in response ...

  • The Promise of Eternal Life

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Our culture is obsessed with longevity. While it’s natural to desire many healthy years on earth, we must remind ourselves life doesn’t end with physical death. The bigger issue is eternal destiny. There is only one way to assure that we are destined for life in heaven: We must recognize...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Hilary of Poitiers St. Hilary of Poitiers (300–368 A.D.) was born in France to noble pagan parents. He was well instructed in philosophy and converted to Christianity after studying the Old and New Testaments. He was baptized i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 307 Reading I Heb 2:14-18 Since the children share in blood and Flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the Devil, and free ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1st week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,29-39): As soon as Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, Jesus went to the home of Simon and Andrew with James and John. As Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with fever, they immed...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Hilary, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusKnowledge of the Father consi...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Hilary, Bishop, Doctor  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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Hilary, Bishop, Doctor  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Hilary, Bishop, Doctor  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 Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 13 January 2021 Wednesday of week 1 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...

  • The American Story

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Daniel was a pure man. He is one of only a few people in the Bible of whom much is said that nothing negative is said. 3x in this book it is said Daniel was ''dearly loved by God.''Daniel was a prophetic man. He had discernment when it came to interpreting dreams, visions, and prophecies. The book o...

  • 13 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 12 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Moon1 Luis/GamelionDay of the Rowan TreeColor: Light greyElement: EarthAltar: On a cloth of light grey set a vase of rowan twigs, gathered ahead of time and forced into budding, dried rowan berries from the preceding year, a single red candle, a pot of soil, seeds, a bowl of water, a...

  • 13 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 12 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun13 WolfmonathCompitalia Mania, Day of the Mother of GhostsColors: White and BlackElement: AirAltar: Upon cloth of black lay many sheer cloths of white, which each person takes as they enter and places over their heads. Lay out also four white candles, incense of myrrh, many loaves...

  • What Truly Protects a Nation?

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    As you look at the state of our nation today, what do you see? The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps. 33:12), but this is not a popular belief in our society. However, it’s the only way our nation can flourish. Further support for this truth is found in ...

  • God’s Message

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Sometimes we hear so much about love in books, songs, and conversations that we begin to lose sight of its spiritual dimensions. Believers must remember that God’s love is of a much higher caliber—it is the starting point of our salvation. If He had not loved us first, we’d be dest...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Times of Great Change Tuesday, January 12, 2021 People will sometimes ask me how old my computer is. If I answer, "It's seven months old." They reply, "Then it's a dinosaur." "Oh really?" I reply, "And what kind of computer do you have?" "Well, I'm just about to purchase a new computer with ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Door of the Sheep Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep."  John 10:7   During the time of Jesus, a sheepfold was an enclosure to keep sheep from wandering or getting lost. It usually had rock walls, and sometimes it...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God, I desire to meditate on Your Words and to live in Your holy presence throughout this new day. Thank You for my salvation, for rescuing me from my sins and from my brokenness. I bow at Your feet my Lord for I know that my ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Marguerite Bourgeoys St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700) was born in France to a large middle-class Christian family. After having a deep religious experience at the age of 20, Marguerite dedicated her life to God thr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord The Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord is closely connected with the Solemnity of the Epiphany; both are biblical manifestations of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. On the occasion of Jesus' b...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Man will not consent to drive away the money-changers from the temple of his soul until he realizes that it is a Holy of Holies—not a house of traffic, but in very truth the house of God. We thus reach two striking conclusions: There cannot...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 306 Reading I Heb 2:5-12 It was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. Instead, someone has testified somewhere:     What is man that you are mindful ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 1st week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,21-28): Jesus and his disciples went into the town of Capernaum and began to teach in the synagogue during the sabbath assemblies. The people were astonished at the way he taught, for he spoke...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time From the Detailed Rules for Monks by Saint Basil the Great, bishopThe ability to love is within each of us Love of God is not s...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 12 January 2021 Tuesday of week 1 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...

  • 12 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 11 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Day Out Of TimeColor: BlackElement: VoidAltar: Upon a black cloth place a single white candle, and an hourglass tied with a black cloth.Offering: Make time for something that you have been putting off.Daily Meal: No special food. Continue the theme of the other ritual of the day.Day Out Of Time Invo...

  • 12 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 11 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun12 WolfmonathNiflheim DayColors: White and GreyElement: AirAltar: Upon cloth of white and grey place a crystal goblet of melted snow, crystal ornaments that mimic ice, snowflakes, white fur, figures of white bears, and a large white bowl of snow.Offerings: Help someone to keep war...

  • Turning From Discouragement

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Many people view discouragement and disappointment as the same thing, but there’s a slight difference. Disappointment is an emotional response to a failed expectation, whereas discouragement, or despair, usually comes from prolonged disillusionment or continued hardship.   Since we can...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    White Sins & Vaccinations Monday, January 11, 2021 In Isaiah 1, it's written, "Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." An amazing thing. How can sins become white as snow? When God forgives a sin, and when we receive it, our past sins become as white as snow. What w...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Bread of God For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:33   Jesus is the Bread of God. Just as bread gives us strength for our daily activities, so Jesus gives us mental and spiritual strength to live for Him. Just as brea...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God, You give the Bread of God, Your precious son Jesus, to every person in the world. You are the hope for the hopeless and You are unwavering in Your love for me. Lord, I lift up all the anxiety that I am harboring...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ​Philippians ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Hyginus Pope St. Hyginus (d. 142 A.D.) was born in Athens, Greece, and became the ninth successor to the Chair of St. Peter. He reigned as pope for four years from about 138-142 A.D. Many of the details of his life have not been...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16   Saint of the  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 305 Reading I Heb 1:1-6 Brothers and sisters: In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways  to our ancestors through the prophets;  in these last days, he spoke to us through the Son, &nbs...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1st week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,14-20): After John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of God. He said, «The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change your ways and believe...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 1 in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansAll wisdom comes from the Word of God on high We shall pray without ceas...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 11 January 2021 Monday of week 1 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...

  • 11 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 10 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Day Out Of TimeColor: BlackElement: VoidAltar: Upon a black cloth place a single white candle, and an hourglass tied with a black cloth.Offering: Make time for something that you have been putting off.Daily Meal: No special food. Continue the theme of the other ritual of the day.Day Out Of Time Invo...

  • 11 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 10 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun11 WolfmonathHecate's Day of the MidwivesColors: Red and blackElement: WaterAltar: Upon a black cloth lay many long red cloths, three red candles, a clay bowl of well water filled with stones, and a knife.Offerings: Give aid to a midwife.Daily Meal: Bread and soup.Hecate's Midwife...

  • What Freedom Is and Isn’t

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Today, we are bombarded by strong messages about freedom and how to obtain it. Whether we’re watching TV, listening to the radio, scrolling through social media, or reading the news, the message is consistent: The heart of freedom in the world is about making our own way, living life on our te...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: His Voice The LORD thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.  Psalm 18:13   God speaks in many ways. In the Bible, some audibly heard His voice, and others inwardly heard it. At other times He spoke through prophetic utterances. He also spoke thr...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, Thank You for the ways that You have blessed and guided me in the past. At times it is hard for me to hear Your voice, but I look to my past to remember that You have been faithful in guiding and blessing me all the days of my l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.  Psalm 27:14

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. William of Bourges St. William of Bourges (1155–1209), also known as St. William the Confessor, was born to a noble family in France. He was educated under his uncle who was an archdeacon, and from a young age turned away from ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you, you [both] are doing and will continue to do. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to th...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Our confidence in God must be founded on His infinite goodness and on the merits of the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, with this condition on our part: that we should preserve and recognize in ourselves an entire and firm resolution ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Baptism of the Lord Lectionary: 21 Reading I Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shoutin...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Baptism of the Lord (B) listen   Download   Gospel text (Mk 1,7-11): In the course of his preaching John the Baptist said: «After me comes one who is more powerful than I am; I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. As for me, I am not wort...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Baptism of the Lord The Baptism of Christ, by Piero della Francesca, c.1450-60. From a sermon by Saint Gregory NazianzenThe baptism of Christ Christ is bath...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - 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.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - 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 us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of the Lord - Feast 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.A...

  • 10 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 9 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Day Out Of TimeColor: BlackElement: VoidAltar: Upon a black cloth place a single white candle, and an hourglass tied with a black cloth.Offering: Make time for something that you have been putting off.Daily Meal: No special food. Continue the theme of the other ritual of the day.Day Out Of Time Invo...

  • 10 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 9 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun10 WolfmonathIlithyia's Day of the MidwivesColor: RedElement: EarthAltar: The altar shall be the same as Sponde the previous day.Offerings: Give aid to a midwife.Daily Meal: Center around milk and dairy products.Ilithyia InvocationSlim maiden with quick hands / That bring forth th...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Truth Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6   Jesus is the Truth; He cannot lie. He will always tell you what is right; He will not deceive you. When you read His Word, it will always give you...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for being the truth in this world. Please open my eyes so that I may seek and know Your truth in my life, in the difficult moments, and that I would recognize Your truth in this world.. Please continue to be the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand. Isaiah 41:10...

  • The Believer’s Repentance

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Do you know the difference between confession of sin and repentance? We should be careful not to confuse the two because it’s possible to confess without moving into genuine repentance. To confess sin is to agree with God’s assessment of our transgression, but repentance goes further. It involves ta...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Name of Jesus The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Adrian of Canterbury St. Adrian of Canterbury (d. 710 A.D.), also known as St. Hadrian, was a native of North Africa who was sent to England to accompany his friend, Theodore of Tarsus, who was appointed to the prestigious archbishop...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, bec...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday after Epiphany Lectionary: 217 Reading I 1 Jn 5:14-21 Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have ask...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday after Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,22-30): After this, Jesus went into the territory of Judea with his disciples. He stayed there with them and baptized. John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim where water was plenti...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 9 January 2021 Saturday after Epiphany Sunday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday after Epiphany Sunday A sermon by Faustus of RiezThe marriage of Christ and the Church On the third day there was a wedding. What wedding can this be but the...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 9 January 2021 Saturday after Epiphany Sunday  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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 9 January 2021 Saturday after Epiphany 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 9 January 2021 Saturday after Epiphany 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 Fat...