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  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Building a Strong Foundation

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When a high-rise building goes up in my city of Atlanta, Georgia, I think about all the construction involved. Underneath is a grid of steel and concrete giving strength to all the floors stacked overhead. In a similar way, we need a firm foundation to build a life with purpose. Jesus lays that grou...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Benjamin St. Benjamin (d. 424 A.D.) was a deacon martyred in Persia during a forty-year-long Christian persecution under two tyrannical Persian kings. He was imprisoned for a year due to his Christian faith and then released with t...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Hearken to me, you who pursue deliverance, you who seek the Lord; look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were digged." Isaiah 51:1

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "I've appointed the Devil to tempt and to trouble My creatures in this life [St. Catherine of Siena reports that Our Lord said to her]. I've done this, not so that My creatures will be overcome, but so that they may overcome, proving their virtue ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of Holy Week Lectionary: 259 Reading I Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me      a well-trained tongue, That I might know how to speak to the weary     a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning   ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of Holy Week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 26,14-25): One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of Holy Week From a treatise on John by St AugustineThe perfection of love Dear brethren, the Lord has marked out for us the fullness of love that we ought to have ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week 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 and to the ...

  • Lost Christianity's Past faith

    Posted Mar 30 by Joseph Esquivel

    Bart D. Ehrman Lost Christianities Succession of Apostles:   Claims of apostolic connections or succession have a central role in the facts of what is or isn’t heretical. The proto-orthodox strategies to connect a link from their doctrine to those of the apostles known as the “a...

  • God’s Will

    Posted Mar 30 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Certain aspects of God are beyond our full understanding, and one of them is how He uses our prayers to work out His will. Although He is the sovereign, omnipotent, all-knowing God who needs no one’s help, He has chosen to allow us to participate in the achievement of His divine plans through ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Becoming A Keeper Tuesday, March 30, 2021   In Hebrew, policemen are called 'shomreem.' In ancient times the guards were also called the 'shomreem.' Shomreem comes from the word 'shomair,' which means to 'keep.' It's a real important word in the Bible. The Lord is called 'Shoma...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Christ Jesus For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus was human because He was born of the virgin Mary. He is the Man Christ Jesus; therefore He understands your desires and dreams, and...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   You are the one who provides for all of my needs...   The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1   Thank You for all the blessings You have given to me and to my family.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 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 3:21-23 &nbs...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Fergus of Scotland St. Fergus of Scotland (d. 730 A.D.), also known as St. Fergustian or Fergus the Pict, Bishop of the Gaels, was a bishop serving in the north of Scotland. Little is known of his life. He is believed to have been tr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "[I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. May the eyes of [your] hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his cal...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of Holy Week Lectionary: 258 Reading I Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,     listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth,     from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword  ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of Holy Week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,21-33.36-38): Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked a...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of Holy Week From the book On the Holy Spirit by Saint Basil the Great, bishopBy one death and resurrection the world was saved When mankind was estranged from him by dis...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week 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 and to the Son ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lean Your Whole Weight Monday, March 29, 2021   John Paton was a pioneer missionary to the New Hebrides in the Pacific Ocean. He sought to translate the New Testament into the language of the South Sea islanders. But he came up against a problem. He couldn't find anything in th...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Judge of the Living and the Dead And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be judge of the living and the dead. Acts 10:42   Jesus is the Judge of the Living and the Dead. This means that He i...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You came to set us free from darkness, pain and our sins.   Today I lift up the men, women and children around the world who are enslaved in any way.   Lord, help each one to find freedom and ju...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Luke 4:17-19

  • Restorative Prayer

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    There’s something refreshing about a cool shower after a hot, humid day spent working outside. All the filth and sweat is washed away, dirty clothes are replaced with clean ones, and you feel like a new person. Imagine having this kind of experience spiritually every day when you bow in prayer...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel (d. 1195), also known as Bartoldus of Calabria, was born in France, the son of a Count. He excelled at his studies and was ordained a priest. Berthold's brother, Aymeric, became the L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For to you has been granted, for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him." Philippians 1:29  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of Holy Week Lectionary: 257 Reading I Is 42:1-7 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, n...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of Holy Week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,1-11): Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where he had raised Lazarus, the dead man, to life. Now they gave a dinner for him, and while Martha waited on them, Lazarus ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of Holy Week From a sermon by Saint AugustineLet us too glory in the cross of the Lord The passion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the hope of glory and a lesson in ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week  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 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week 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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week 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 and to the Son an...

  • Solidarity against modern inquisitors:

    Posted Mar 28 by Archbishop Leonardo Marin

    The Old Anglo Catholic Movement - The Latin-American Anglican Church Anglo Catholics Protest Against the Archdiocese of Galveston and Against the Saint John Vianney Parish - Release to the Public Opinion, Media and Christians of all denominations and Off...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Breath of the Lord The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. Isaiah 40:7   The Holy Spirit is the Breath of the Lord; He breathes life into all living things. It is the Bre...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Today I pray for the children in my family, in my community and for children all around the world.   The pressures and stresses that have been brought on by social media alone are strong.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52

  • Who’s in Control

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Perhaps people in general, love to feel as though they’re in control, able to influence outcomes by the actions they take. And to a degree, that’s true. But when things don’t go our way, many times we refuse to accept the outcome. Instead, we fight for our idea of how things should...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Conon of Naso St. Conon of Naso (1139–1236) was a wealthy nobleman, the son of a Count, from Naso, Italy. He was a devout young man, and at the age of 15 become a monk. He lived as a hermit until being called to serve the local...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31 ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Palm Sunday Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the reliving of the final seven days of Jesus' earthly ministry. On this day the Church recalls the triumphal entrance of the Messiah into Jerusalem in order to accomplish ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "[Saint] Paul understood that the suffering he was going through somehow allowed him to share in Christ’s suffering for the world...In his own life, there was a time when he asked the Lord three times to remove a particular suffering from hi...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Lectionary: 37 and 38 At the Procession with Palms - Gospel Mk 11:1-10 When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives,  he sent two of his disciples and said to ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Palm Sunday (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 14,1—15,47): It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the teachers of the Law were looking craftily for a way to arrest Jesus and...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm Sunday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Palm Sunday From the discourse "On the Palm Branches" by Saint Andrew of CreteBlessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; blessed is the King of Israel. Let us go together to meet Chr...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 Father and to the Son and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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 Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm 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. ________ Examination...

  • A Look at Our Border

    Posted Mar 27 by Joseph Esquivel

    A Look at Our Borders A humble believer’s perspective’s   We see a lot of lost children of God trying to find security and protection from the troubles in their country of origin. We are a country founded on immigration of others escaping the trouble of their own country. The Rep...

  • Cheap FIFA coins for sale

    Posted Mar 27 by Maison Buxton

    One of the most valued assets in the FIFA franchise is FIFA coins. They can be earned via multiple actions. Participating in matches, SBCs, FUT mode, and more. But since they're harder than other items in the game to achieve, therefore transferring coins from unreliable third parties is forbidd...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The King Eternal Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen 1 Timothy 1:17   Jesus is the King Eternal. Just as an earthly king rules his kingdom through his laws, so Jesus rules t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have overcome death.   I desire Your life and holy presence to renew me today...   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God… do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the r...

  • Be the Blessing to Others

    Posted Mar 27 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Imagine you have a bucket, and all the “supplies” inside are for your interactions with people. What’s in your bucket?   Jesus points out a number of things that we can choose to pour out on others—material possessions, love, good deeds, money, mercy, and pardon. It&rs...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John of Egypt St. John of Egypt (4th c.), also known as John the Hermit or John the Anchorite, worked alongside his father, a carpenter, until he was twenty-five years old. He then discerned a call from God to go out into the desert ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil." 2 Corinthians 5:10  

  • Meditation

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Set free from human judgment, we should count as true only what God sees in us, what he knows, and what he judges. God does not judge as man does. Man sees only the countenance, only the exterior. God penetrates to the depths of our hearts. God d...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 256 Reading I Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD: I will take the children of Israel from among the nations     to which they have come,     and gather them from all sides to bring th...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 11,45-56): Many of the Jews who had come with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw what He did; but some went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 5th week of Lent From a sermon by Saint Gregory NazianzenWe are soon going to share in the Passover We are soon going to share in the Passover, and a...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Palm 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 March 2021 Saturday of the 5th week of Lent 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....

  • When Our Strength Fails

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In 1 Corinthians 10:13, Paul says that God provides us an escape route whenever we are tempted. But what happens when we refuse to take the help and instead implement our own ideas? Eventually, our human strength fails, and we give in to temptation. So it was with King David. He’d experienced ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Joy of Willing Friday, March 26, 2021   Believers have a strange idea that if you will something, then it can't be the Spirit. And yet God's word is filled with the opposite. You can't read the Bible without reading the word 'Choose!' You can't get saved without the word 'c...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Foundation Which is Laid For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11   Some people ask, “WWJD?” (What Would Jesus Do?). There is no other foundation on which anyone can build a life ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have given me new life.   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20   Thank You for the scars on Your hands, Yo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret Clitherow St. Margaret Clitherow (1556-1586), also called Margaret of York, lived in York, England, the daughter of a candlemaker and wife of a wealthy Protestant butcher. She was raised Anglican just after the time that Kin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off." Proverbs 23:17-18  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 255 Reading I Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:     “Terror on every side!     Denounce! let us denounce him!” All those who were my friends     ar...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,31-42): The Jews then picked up stones to throw at him; so Jesus said, «I have openly done many good works among you which the Father gave me to do. For which of these do you ston...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 5th week of Lent From a treatise on faith addressed to Peter by Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe, bishopChrist offered himself for us The sacrifices of animal vic...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fath...