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  • 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...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Raymond of Penafort St. Raymond of Penafort (1175–1275) was born in Spain to the noble family of Aragon. As a child he received an excellent education and displayed a great love for the Blessed Mother. After studying and teac...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But as for me, I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me." Micah 7:7  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday after Epiphany Lectionary: 215 Reading I 1 Jn 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God because he first loved us.  If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday after Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,14-22): Jesus acted with the power of the Spirit, and on his return to Galilee the news about him spread throughout all that territory. He began teaching in the synagogues of the Jews a...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday after Epiphany Sunday A commentary on St John's gospel by St Cyril of AlexandriaThe gift of the Holy Spirit to all...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, 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,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, 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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday 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 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday 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 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday 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 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 7 January 2021 Thursday 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...

  • 7 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 6 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...

  • 7 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 6 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun7 WolfmonathJusticia I: Themis's DayColor: BlueElement: AirAltar: Upon a blue cloth place three candles, a goblet of white wine, and any book related to the study of social rules.Offerings: Go out into the community and do service.Daily Meal: All food must be ethically and sustain...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Ephesians: The Unlikely Prison Letter Wednesday, January 6, 2021 When you read the Book of Ephesians, it's hard to imagine that it was all written in jail. That's what makes it so amazing. In the natural, Ephesians would go like this: "What a dump this place is! The food is terrible. I could...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Name of Jesus Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.  Colossians 3:17   There’s power in the Name of Jesus. Remember that signs and wonders are done through the Name of Jesus (Acts 4:30). The Name of Jesus cleansed the lepe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, Thank You for this new year and Your continued blessings of the loved ones You have placed in my life. I ask You for a new year of health and healing, both spiritually and physically, for my life and for those who surround ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here!  2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Andre Bessette St. Andre Bessette (1845–1937) was born the eighth of twelve children to a poor working class family in Quebec, Canada. He was weak and sickly from his birth. When he was nine, his father died in a lumber accid...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear." Ephesians 4:29

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Epiphany of the Lord Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feasts and one of the most important. Historically, Epiphany celebrated four things: Jesus' nativity, the Magi's visit to the Holy Family, Jesus' baptism, and Jesus' fir...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday after Epiphany Lectionary: 214 Reading I 1 Jn 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.  No one has ever seen God.  Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. This...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday after Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,45-52): After the five thousand men were satiated, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, towards Bethsaida, while he himself sent the ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday From a sermon by St Proclus of ConstantinopleThe waters are made holy Christ appeared in the wo...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette  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 Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette  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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette  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 Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 6 January 2021 Wednesday 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 a...

  • Self-Reliance & God’s Wisdom

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In our individualistic society, we may think we don’t need anyone’s help in making decisions, forming convictions, or distinguishing truth from error. But such self-reliance doesn’t lead to true wisdom and spiritual discernment. To know the Lord’s mind about a matter, we must...

  • 6 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 5 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

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

  • 6 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 5 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun6 WolfmonathDay of Kore Underground Colors: Dark brown and whiteElement: EarthAltar: Set with a brown cloth, a white candle, a bowl of earth saved from the Day of Kore's Descent, a cup of well water fed by an underground stream, a dead twig, and the figure of a serpent.Offerings:...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Adequacy of Being Inadequate Tuesday, January 5, 2021 At the beginning of the Book of Acts, before the Holy Spirit descended, it says that the apostles were in prayer. Why? They had just been told to go out and spread the word to all nations. Why did they spend their time in prayer? No d...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Name Above Every Name Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.  Philippians 2:9   The name of Jesus is a Name Above Every Name. It is more excellent than that of Adam, the first man, because Jesus is the Alpha and the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus, You do not give me a spirit of fear... For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 May I possess only what You give to me. I need Your power, Your love and the so...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Neumann St. John Neumann (1811-1860) was born in Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic. He entered the seminary, and when the day came for his ordination to the priesthood, his bishop fell ill and couldn't proceed with the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears turned to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against evildoers." 1 Peter 3:12  

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "It is undoubtedly true that each of us, men and women, irresponsible and thoughtless as we often are, hold within our hands the happiness and sorrows of others. We cannot help it or escape from it. The power is in us inalienably almost from birth...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Lectionary: 213 Reading I 1 Jn 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday after Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6, 34-44): As Jesus went ashore he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them for they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began a long teaching session with them. It was now ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Saint John Neumann, Bishop  on Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint John Neumann, Bishop From a letter to Cardinal Barnabo by John Neumann, bishopI have laboured with all my powers to fulfil the duties...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Saint John Neumann, Bishop  on Tuesday 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Saint John Neumann, Bishop  on Tuesday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Tuesday 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Tuesday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Tuesday 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Saint John Neumann, Bishop  on Tuesday 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 hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 5 January 2021 Tuesday 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 t...

  • 5 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 4 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

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

  • 5 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 4 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun5 WolfmonathBurning of the EvergreenColor: Dark green and redElements: Fire and EarthAltar: Upon cloth of dark green and red place many boughs of evergreen, tied with paper messages for the Gods, and a single red candle.Offerings: Messages to the Gods, of hope ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774–1821) was born in New York City to a wealthy, virtuous, and influential family. She married a businessman, and together they lived on Wall Street. They attended an Episcopalia...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    My own Firework Display Monday, January 4, 2021 Because I had a friend who had a dramatic experience coming to the Lord, I thought that this is how it was for everyone's salvation - that when you come to the Lord, you get some kind of sign indicating you made it in. So when I prayed to recei...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The God of my Fathers But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.  Acts 24:14   Paul worshiped the God of His Fathers, th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for carrying my burdens and for walking with me each day... I am the Lord your God,who brought you out of Egyptso that you would no longerbe slaves to the Egyptians;I broke the bars of your yokeand enabled you to walkwith heads held high.Leviticus 26:13 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. Leviticus 26:13

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious Lectionary: 212 Reading I 1 Jn 3:22–4:6 Beloved: We receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday After Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,12-17.23-25): When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to settle down in Capernaum, a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border o...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on Monday after Epiphany Sunday Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Late 19th-century portrait, after an engraving of 1797. From a conference to her spiritual daughtersOur daily ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on Monday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on Monday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Monday 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 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Monday 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 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Monday 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 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on Monday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 January 2021 Monday 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 ...

  • 4 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 3 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

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

  • 4 Jan 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 3 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun4 WolfmonathTerminalia: Janus's DayColor: Dark Blue and BlackElement: AirAltar: Upon cloth of dark blue and black place a ruler, and on one side things of the past, and on the other side things for the future, including a goblet of wine.Offerings: Measure somet...

  • In the End, God Will Win

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    One of the great themes of our faith is our collective understanding that someday, God and His people will triumph and defeat evil and sin with the Savior our Lord Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul described the living conditions of "the last days" as "very difficult times," in which people "will be cr...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Worthy You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  Revelation 4:11   Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory an...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, Please help me to choose You today, above all else. Help me to know how to follow You. Please help me to be wise with how I spend my time and where I place my affections. Remove any selfish ways that You see in me. I p...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Revelation 5:12

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Genevieve of Paris St. Genevieve (c.422-512 A.D.) was born to a respectable family in a small village outside Paris, France. When she was seven years old a famous bishop, St. Germain, spotted her in a crowd and prophesied to her pa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Jesus The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus is historically associated with the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus. According to Jewish law, on the 8th day after his birth, a male child was circumcised and received his ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "It is necessary to have an absolutely sure intention in all our actions, so that the generous fulfillment of our daily duties may be directed toward the highest supernatural ideal. Thus, our life, apart from moments of prayer, will be a prayerful...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Epiphany of the Lord Lectionary: 20 Reading I Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!  Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you the LORD shines, and ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Epiphany listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,1-12): When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Judea, during the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem. They asked, «Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw the risi...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Epiphany of the Lord The Adoration of the Magi, by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, c.1657. From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popeThe Lord has made ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 January 2021 The Epiphany of the Lord - 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 e...

  • 3 Jan 2021 Moon Calendar

    Posted Jan 2 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Moon9 Beth/Poseideion IIWinter Waxing MoonColor: WhiteElement: WaterAltar: Upon a silver cloth set four silver candles on it, a cauldron with dry ice in it, a silver vase containing some naked birch twigs, some dry stalks of burdock, a few briar canes, a round moon-sha...

  • Jan 3 2021 Sun Calendar

    Posted Jan 2 by John Anderson, CD, CIF Mons ON

    Calendar of the Sun3 WolfmonathDay of InannaColors: White and silverElement: AirAltar: Upon a cloth of white and silver place tablets of soft clay, a stylus, a box with the sigil of Inanna, a clay rosette, the Knot of Inanna, and many silver stars.Offerings: After the ritual, app...

  • New Year With A Fresh Start

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Do you feel trapped in your situation? Maybe you don't like the way your life has been going lately, but can't seem to change it. Perhaps you're struggling with an unhealthy habit that you know you should stop, yet still continue despite your best intentions to change.   No matter how st...

  • Why is the World so Angry?

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    It’s not just your imagination. People really are angrier these days and it is a direct result of the absence of God, faith and a solid spiritual foundation. The moment when God was absent from schools, homes, families and churches, temperaments changed and the results are irrefutable. More a...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A More Excellent Name Having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  Hebrews 1:4   Jesus has a More Excellent Name than the angels. The angels were ministering spirits sent to help the heirs of salvation...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, I pray for Your peace to surround me in this new year. I ask that Your Holy Spirit will help me to see Your kindness in each new day. Please help me to be patient and kind, even when I am afraid. I pray that You will go bef...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 NKJV

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Basil the Great St. Basil (330 – 379 A.D.) was born to wealthy and pious parents in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). His family was renowned for their great sanctity; his grandfather was martyred under the persecut...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31