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  • 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...

  • 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 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 an...

  • 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 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...

  • 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  (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Baptism of the Lord) 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 ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • 9 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 8 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...

  • 9 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 8 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun9 WolfmonathBaubo's Day of the MidwivesColor: RedElement: EarthAltar: Upon a red cloth place a single red candle, a chalice of fresh milk, and a Sheela-Na-Gig.Offerings: Give aid to a midwife.Daily Meal: Center around milk or dairy.Baubo InvocationHail Baubo, Mother of Laughter, /...

  • Love thy Neighbor

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What it Really Means to Love Thy Neighbor? To do most things in life there is a prerequisite. Or, should we say, a recommended prerequisite? Let’s say you want to bake a pie. Unless you’ve honed your baking skills (a prerequisite), you may want to Google some directions, right? Of course, then yo...

  • The Value of Repentance

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Repentance is a concept that isn’t talked about enough in some churches today. Yet it was a key point in what Jesus preached and something He specifically instructed the church to proclaim everywhere (Matt. 4:17; Luke 24:47). Repentance is prompted by the Holy Spirit: He brings conviction con...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Festival of the Brave & the Free Friday, January 8, 2021 Chanukah is one of the few holy days that would not have existed without courage. Antiochus Epiphanes, ruler of the Greek-Syrian Empire decided to wipe out the Jewish faith. He defiled the Temple of Jerusalem, darkened its lamp, an...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."  John 8:12   Jesus is the Light; He can show you where to walk today. He was the Light that shined into your h...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God, Thank You for loving me. I want to be more like You my Lord. Please open my eyes so that I may see You more clearly. Jesus said "I am the light of the world." John 8:12 Jesus told his followers, "You are the Lig...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "I am the light of the world." John 8:12 Jesus told his followers, "You are the Light of the World." Matthew 5:14

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Apollinaris Claudius St. Apollinaris Claudius (2nd c.), also called St. Apollinaris of Hierapolis, was a bishop in what is today Turkey. He became famous for his polemical writings against the heretics of his day, showing that their ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "When I think of thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the watches of the night; for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me." Psalm 63:6-8  

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Our Lord never intended that we should merely learn by heart the Our Father and recite it day and night. No doubt it is very beautiful and very simple, and can be meant quite easily by anyone who cares to use it. But that is not the purpose (alth...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday after Epiphany Lectionary: 216 Reading I 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved: Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by wate...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday after Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 5,12-16): One day in another town, a man came to Jesus covered with leprosy. On seeing him he bowed down to the ground, and said, «Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean». ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday after Epiphany Sunday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday after Epiphany Sunday A sermon by St Maximus of TurinThe mystery of the Lord's baptism The Gospel tells us that the Lord went to the Jordan River to be baptized an...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday 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 Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday 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 Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday after Epiphany 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday after Epiphany 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday after Epiphany 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 8 January 2021 Friday after Epiphany Sunday 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 ...

  • 8 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 7 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...

  • 8 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 7 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun8 WolfmonathCarmentalia: Day of Sacred PregnancyColor: RedElement: EarthAltar: Upon a red cloth place seven red candles and the figure of a pregnant woman. If possible, a woman who is with child should be present and honored on this day.Offerings: Give gifts to pregnant women in n...

  • Discerning God’s Plan

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Perhaps this has happened to you: While working toward a goal that honestly seems good, you realize getting there will require a choice or action that feels troubling. Anytime that is the case, you can be sure the Lord hasn’t approved the plan, because a godly goal will never force you to violate yo...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Winter is Over Thursday, January 7, 2021 In the Song of Solomon, the Groom says to his Bride: "Arise my beloved, my beautiful one, and come away. For behold the winter is gone." It's written that God is our Bridegroom, and we who have said "yes" are His Bride. These are also the words of...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of the Living God Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.  2 Corinthians 3:3   The third Person of the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, You are worthy of all my praise. Thank You for Your provision in my life. Lord, there is power in Your name and through Your Holy Spirit. I ask for Your divine wisdom for my life. Thank You that Your Holy Spi...