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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 31 December 2021 7th day within the octave of Christmas 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 December 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 31 December 2021 7th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope) (First Vespers of tomorrow, Mary, Mother of God) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the ver...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 31 December 2021 7th day within the octave of Christmas 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 en...

  • The Covenant...

    Posted December 30, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    The Al jilwah says, "when temptation comes, I will give my covenant to those who trust in me." Somebody new to the idea of Satanism might actually be confused about a satanist talking about temptation. Isn't temptation a Christian thing? Sin and all of that stuff,, isn't it all just Christian orient...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "No, you have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and countless angels in festal gathering, and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven, and God the judge of all, and the spirits of the just made perfect, and Jesus, the mediator of a ...

  • Meditation

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “If you would suffer with patience the adversities and miseries of this life, be a man of prayer. If you would obtain courage and strength to conquer the temptations of the enemy, be a man of prayer. If you would mortify your own will with all its inclinations and appetites...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gap & The Glory Thursday, December 30, 2021   Now when you were a child, your parents bought you clothes. Most of the time they bought you clothes that were a few sizes too large because they knew you were growing and you would fit into them eventually. Believers do that to...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: He Who Comes Down from Heaven For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world. John 6:33   Jesus is He Who Comes Down from Heaven; He is the only Person to ever have preexistence. He lived in Heaven before He was born. J...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning...   Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is You...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 30, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas Lectionary: 203 Reading I 1 Jn 2:12-17 I am writing to you, children, because your sins have been forgiven for his name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2:36-40): There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband afte...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 6th day within the octave of Christmas The treatise of St Hippolytus "On the Refutation of All Heresies"The word made flesh makes us divine Our faith is not...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas  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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas 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 ...

  • The Good guys vs bad guys...

    Posted December 29, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    The classic villains in the super hero movies always seem to have some type of agenda rhetoric to prove. Some ultimate formula for dominating and controlling the world with evil laughs included. It's easy to paraphrase the strategies within these movies to parallel real life. Somebody who is the evi...

  • Maglia Russia Poco Prezzo

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Evelyne Lucretia

    Maglie Calcio 2022 stato lasciato fuori dalla squadra Aston Villa dopo soli otto mesi per unirsi ai turchi del Maglietta Napoli, Maglia Russia Poco Prezzo l'acquisto di £ 8,5 milioni nuove maglie calcio sostituito da barkley Mbwana Samatta ha lasciato l'Aston Villa dopo ...

  • Nuova Maglia Bayer Leverkusen

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Evelyne Lucretia

    Maglie Calcio 2022 crede che altri fattori abbiano Cristiano Ronaldo prima che tornasse al Manchester United Nuova Maglia Bayer Leverkusen il city, campione di premier it maglie calcio madrid iker casillas Secondo Fernandinho, il Manchester City aveva una "considerevole possib...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Anti-Semite who Came up With a Hebrew Holiday Wednesday, December 29, 2021   Purim is the Jewish holiday, the festival of lots, the casting of lots. Do you know that holiday is named after the enemy of the Jewish people? It was Haman who came up with it. He decided that lot...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Him Who Raised Jesus But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11   ...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I thank You for Your Holy Spirit who raised up Jesus.   Thank You that your Holy Spirit fills me and all followers of Jesus, giving us the gift of Your constant presence.   I look to You as this y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin."–James 4:17

  • Meditation

    Posted December 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “Let us pass on now to the other question—namely, what you can do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better mean than to put them into practice. But you say that you are still so weak that, although you often make strong resolutions not ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas Lectionary: 202 Reading I 1 Jn 2:3-11 Beloved: The way we may be sure that we know Jesus  is to keep his commandments.  Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2:22-35): When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, the parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 5th day within the octave of Christmas From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxIn the fullne...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr) Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr) Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instea...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm inst...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 29 December 2021 5th day within the octave of Christmas 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Exile or The Sowing Tuesday, December 28, 2021   In the Book of Acts, chapter 8 describes how the believers were scattered. They were persecuted so they were scattered. The word in Greek is "Diaspora." We get the word dispersed or dispersion from that. It's the same word us...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Fruit of Mary's Womb Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!’ Luke 1:42   Jesus is the Fruit of Mary’s Womb. The Holy Spirit supernaturally conceived Jesus in...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and the truth it provides.   Please help me to spend time with You each day in Your Word, in prayer, in worship, in Your presence and with Your Holy Spirit.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these thin...

  • Feast Day

    Posted December 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Holy Innocents Saint of the Day The Holy Innocents (1st c.) are the children mentioned in the account of Jesus' birth in Matthew's Gospel (2:16-18). When the Magi came to Jerusalem to find and adore the Baby Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews, King Herod requested that they inform him of the Ch...

  • Letter To The Church

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Dear Church Family,    It’s with the deepest regret, that I inform you, that I have recently contracted the Covid-19 virus. I am resting at home comfortably for now and for the next several weeks, we are suspending all broadcast messages until further notice.  Additionally, w...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs Lectionary: 698 Reading I 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Beloved: This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, “We have fellowship ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    December 28th: Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2:13-18): When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, fle...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Holy Innocents, Martyrs The Massacre of the Innocents (c.1585) by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice. A sermon of St Quo...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 December 2021 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast 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...

  • Left Hand Path

    Posted December 27, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    Michael W. Ford mentions isolate consciousness and opposite acting in his literature. In the LHP traditions we view ourselves as separate from the regular run of the mill society. We blend in and fit in many avenues to some extent. Your standard workers and educational people can very well without k...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gift of Timay Monday, December 27, 2021   In 1 Peter it says, "Husbands, give your wife honor". What does that mean? The word in Greek is timay which also means preciousness. Husbands, give your wife preciousness. See her as precious and you will never take her for granted ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit Who Is from God Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12   The Holy Spirit is the Spirit Who...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your love and power goes beyond my understanding.   In a time when hope can seem dim, I know that Your light is brighter than any darkness in my life.   I look to You for my hope for today and f...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 27, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So, we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we l...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist Lectionary: 697 Reading I 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved: What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life — for the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    December 27th: Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20:2-8): On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist A miniature by Jean Bourdichon from the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany (Queen Consort of France, 1477-1514). From a ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 December 2021 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast 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 ...

  • Ambassador For Christ

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Rev. Dr. David May ThD.

        Power to live as an ambassador for Christ "There for we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God". (2 Corinthians 5:20)An ambassador must walk a very fine line. He lives in one country, bu...

  • Being A Voice For God

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost…from you sounded out the word of the Lord – 1Thessalonians 1:6, 8   Every church ought to have good acoustics. Not that the music and message should just be heard easily inside the building — they shoul...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: He Who Sanctifies For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren. Hebrews 2:11   Jesus is He Who Sanctifies you. The word “sanctify” means &ldquo...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I desire to be more like You.   Thank You for The Bible and for Your Holy Spirit and how they help me to know You and to draw near to You each day...   Draw near to God and He will draw nea...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 26, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ Matthew 25:21

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Get Daily Readings E-mails Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Lectionary: 17 Reading I Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;     a mother’s authority he confirms over her so...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (C) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2:41-52): Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Holy Family "The Holy Family", by Michelangelo Buonarroti, c.1506 (the "Doni Tondo"). From an address given at Nazareth by Pope Paul VIThe example of Nazareth The home of Nazar...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family  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 So...

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family  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 th...

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family 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 ...

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family  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 ...

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 December 2021 The Holy Family Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ____...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 25, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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    Posted December 25, 2021 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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  • Lectionary

    Posted December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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    Posted December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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    Posted December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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    Posted December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity  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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity  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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity 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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity 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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity 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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity  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 December 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day - Solemnity 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...

  • God’s Comfort

    Posted December 24, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God – Isaiah 40:1   Have you ever noticed that parental tendency to repeat important words or phrases to our children, especially in a moment of crisis? “It’s okay, it’s okay”… “don’t be scared, don&...

  • Zen and Devil Worship 2

    Posted December 24, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    My former post I was not actually looking to endorse any activity that people would consider "Evil" to instigate it in any way.  The simple fact of the matter is that Evil exists. Evil happens. Tyranny happens around the world and people wonder what is going on here? That was what I was getting...