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  • Lectionary

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent Mass in the Morning Lectionary: 200 Reading I 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 24th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:67-79): Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them fr...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 24th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:67-79): Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them fr...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 24 December From a sermon by Saint AugustineTruth has arisen from the earth and justice has looked down from heaven Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who slee...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December  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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Christmas Day) 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 23, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 December 2021 24 December 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. ________...

  • Zen and devil worship

    Posted December 23, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    The activity of my satanism that often times I refer to just to call it what it is, devil worship, is very zen orientated in some aspects. You see within a certain context the aspect of spiritual worship consists of imagery of monasteries and monks and ascetic life styles. In many ways within the dr...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent Lectionary: 199 Reading I Mal 3:1-4, 23-24     Thus says the Lord GOD: Lo, I am sending my messenger     to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple    &...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 23th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:57-66): When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 23 December From a treatise by St Hippolytus against the Noetic heresyThe hidden sacrament is revealed There is, brethren, one G...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest) 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest) 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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December 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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 December 2021 23 December 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 and t...

  • How We Face Temptation

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    How We Face Temptation …how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? – Genesis 39:9 Joseph is here speaking to his boss’s wife, who is trying to seduce him to commit adultery with her. It would have been easy for him to give in. His family is far away; his life ...

  • The Simple Things...

    Posted December 22, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    It is important always no matter what faith you practice, to admire and have a gratitude for the simple things in life. There is something about living simply that brings us to new levels of awareness for the spiritual around us. To sit and listen to robins and sparrows chirp and admire the squirrel...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful."–James 5:16

  • Meditation

    Posted December 22, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “Mary remained with the donkey at the very entrance of the street while Joseph sought a lodging in the nearest houses—in vain, for Bethlehem was full of strangers, all running from place to place. Joseph returned to Mary, saying that as no shelter was to be found ther...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent Lectionary: 198 Reading I 1 Sm 1:24-28 In those days, Hannah brought Samuel with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh.  A...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 22nd listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:46-56): Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his lowly servant. From this day all gen...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 22 December From a commentary by the Venerable Bede on St Luke's GospelThe Magnificat And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December 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 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December 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 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 December 2021 22 December 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 and ...

  • Practical Reality

    Posted December 21, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    My goal is not to be some big shot satanist who is famous for some type of activity. My goal is not to fraud people with false claims and mega faith statements to cause jeapordy in someone's life. My goal is not to cause harm overall actually. My goal is to practically endeavor myself with the job o...

  • Finding Strength and Encouragement

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you– Isaiah 35:4 This is a heartening exhortation, but all the more so because it comes from God himself. God says, “I am coming; I will save ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do."–Colossi...

  • Meditation

    Posted December 21, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “An excellent method of preserving interior silence is to keep exterior silence. . . even in the world, each one of us can make his own solitude, a boundary beyond which nothing can force its way unperceived. It is not noise in itself that is the diffi...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent Lectionary: 197 Reading I Sg 2:8-14     Hark! my lover–here he comes         springing across the mountains,         leaping across the hills....

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 21st listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:39-45): Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Eliza...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 21 December From a commentary by St Ambrose on St Luke's GospelThe Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary The angel Gabr...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December  (optional commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 December 2021 21 December 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 and to...

  • Proverbs

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed– Proverbs 13:20   There is an interesting insight within this proverb that gives hope, as well as warning. Notice the language of purposeful intimacy that is used in both the positive and contrastin...

  • It is so...

    Posted December 20, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    When we speak with a commanding tone and move the forces to appear before us commanding our lives to change we are usually using a form of marked formal speech. We instigate words sometimes like thine and thy rather than you or yours and we speak with a sense of rhythm like it's almost poetry. This ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent Lectionary: 196 Reading I Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz: Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God;     let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered,     “I w...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 20, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 20th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:26-38): In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, a...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 20 December From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxThe whole world awaits Mary's reply You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December  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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 December 2021 20 December 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 and to ...

  • Having Patience

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy– James 5:11   The end, or purpose, of the Lord for his people is full of pity and tenderness.   When we feel deepl...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 19, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "The end of all things is at hand. Therefore, be serious and sober for prayers. Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining."–1 Peter 4:7-9

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fourth Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 12 Reading I Mi 5:1-4a     Thus says the LORD:     You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah         too small to be among the clans of Judah,     from you shall come...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fourth Sunday of Advent (C) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:39-45): During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabe...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 4th Sunday of Advent From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusThe operation of the redeeming Incarnation God is man’s glory. Man is the vessel which receive...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent 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 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 19 December 2021 4th Sunday of Advent 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. ...

  • Church Life Is Lives

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them– Matthew 18:20   We tend to place too much emphasis on crowds, on statistics, on the size of a particular group or movement. We, every one of us, are too easily influenced by the “mob mentality&rd...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. This need not be so, my brothers."–J...

  • Meditation

    Posted December 18, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “It is, then, in following the will of God, in spite of all the difficulties that may arise both from within and from without, in the constant offering of ourselves to God as the creatures of His hand to do and to be what He would have us, in the surrender of one thing afte...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Third Week of Advent Lectionary: 194 Reading I Jer 23:5-8     Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,         when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;     As king he shall reign...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 18th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 1:18-24): Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child throug...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 18 December From the Letter to DiognetusGod showed his love through his Son No man has ever seen God or known him, but God has revealed himself to us through faith, by which alone it ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December 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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 4th Sunday of Advent) 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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 December 2021 18 December 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. ______...

  • Down to reality...

    Posted December 17, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    You may notice that I repeat myself rather frequently within my posts and post similar topics on multiple levels. There is a reason for this. The main reason being that people don't know me in one single way about who I am or what I am like. The internet can be a powerful tool for anonymity in both ...

  • The Power of Serving Others

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward– Mark 9:41 We often look for the big, splashy acts of service or devotion by which we can prove our love for God. But Jesus says even the smallest act of s...

  • The Reformation Church

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Reverend Deborah

    The Reformation Church Introduction           In this paper, the aim is to summarize and respond with my thoughts. But, first, I will be discussing the history and developments of the Reformation while discussing the people who helped in the Reformation...

  • Yet I smile...

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Reverend Deborah

    One exciting part of my life is that, like tonight, I may be called (even during typing this post) to help my nephew in Baltimore, Maryland doing ministries for women who have been or are being raped and beaten. I pray for them while my nephew James listens. I spent most of my early years as a CNA...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 17, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers. Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never forsake you or abandon you." Thus we may say with confid...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Third Week of Advent Lectionary: 193 Reading I Gn 49:2, 8-10 Jacob called his sons and said to them:     “Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob,         listen to Israel, your father.    ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Weekdays of Advent: December 17th listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 1:1-17): The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 December  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 17 December From a letter of Pope St Leo the GreatThe mystery of our reconciliation with God To speak of our Lord, the son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as true and perfect man is of no v...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 December  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 December  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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 December 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 December 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...