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

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 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 16, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 17 December 2021 17 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 ...

  • Faith And Family

    Posted December 16, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Only by pride cometh contention – Proverbs 13:10   This powerful proverb brings arguments to a sweet conclusion, lost tempers to a cool self-examination, and finger pointing to a swift end.   Only by pride is there contention, or conflict. Arguments and strife do not come because...

  • The kingdom within...

    Posted December 16, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    The kingdom is within you. In ancient days man knew the importance of a strong mind. They knew that the internal dream dynamics of astral proportions were visions and quests, and they knew this was the relational aspect between god and man. Certain individuals became shamans within this perspective,...

  • The Light of Christ's Nativity Shines Bright in our Dark World

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

    The Light of Christ’s Nativity Shines Bright in Our Dark World Constance T. Hull The world, in many ways, seems to be going mad. Things that should be simply a matter of common sense are no longer accepted as truth. More and more people see the spiritual darkness growing. Mankind has a...

  • What is Prayer

    Posted December 16, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    Prayer is a healing force and spiritual knowledge. Prayer is a process of connecting to your inner being. Your inner man. Prayer allows us to find hope and peace in times of trouble. Prayer is a way of declaration and invocation. Prayer is a form of devotion, a way to build spiritual power in humili...

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    Posted December 16, 2021 by Emilio Caraballo

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  • Verse of the Day

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

    Daily Verse "Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will receive recompense for the wrong he committed, and there is no partiality."&nda...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent Lectionary: 189 Reading I Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 I am the LORD, there is no other;     I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe;     I, the LORD, do all thes...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Third Week of Advent Podcast Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7:24-30): When the messengers of John had left, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. “What did you go out to the desert to see—a reed swayed by the wind? Then w...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 3rd week of Advent From the Dogmatic Constitution "Dei Verbum" of the Second Vatican CouncilChrist fulfils all prophecies God, who creates and m...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 December 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Advent 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 Fath...

  • Making The Right Decisions

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies– Psalm 27:11 This is the first and vital priority in making any decision: is it God’s will, is it God’s way? The decisions God prompts us to make will always be in complete agreement with his perfect Word, the Bible...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 15, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent Lectionary: 189 Reading I Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 I am the LORD, there is no other;     I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe;     I, the LORD, do all thes...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7:18b-23): The disciples of John told him about all these things. John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to c...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 3rd week of Advent From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusAt Christ's coming, God will be visible to man There is one God, wh...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Advent 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 Fa...

  • Advent Assures Us That We Can Survive the End Times

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Advent Assures Us That We Can Survive the End Times Part of the message of Advent is that we are given the strength, as Christians, to survive the end of the world. That’s quite a feat. Here’s a reminder of just how bad it will get, from one of the Advent readings last year: ...

  • Living A Godly Life

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me– Galatians 2:20 I am dead, but I am still living, Paul says. My old, sinful nature was cruci...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. John of the Cross Saint of the Day St. John of the Cross (1542–1591) – also known as San Juan de la Cruz – was born to a poor family in Old Castile, Spain. His father married below his rank and was disinherited as a result. After his father’s early death, John...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 14, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Hearken to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save."–Isaiah 46:3-4

  • Marlboro Cheap Cigarettes

    Posted December 13, 2021 by ylqjake ylqjake

    Tear over cellophane and available one side with the tin foil. Sign up for the cigarette. It looks somewhat sturdy. The 30mm long filter is at the color regarding milk tea, having an eye-view effect using a moire pattern. The red several characters are printed using one end like any seal. Smell this...

  • Newport Cigarettes Coupons

    Posted December 13, 2021 by ylqjake ylqjake

    Tear journey cellophane and start one side on the tin foil. Take away the cigarette. It looks a tad sturdy. The 30mm long filter was in the color connected with milk tea, with the eye-view effect that has a moire pattern. The red some characters are printed on a single end like some sort of seal. Sm...

  • Newport Cartons ForSale

    Posted December 13, 2021 by ylqjake ylqjake

    Tear over cellophane and available one side with the tin foil. Sign up for the cigarette. It looks somewhat sturdy. The 30mm long filter is at the color regarding milk tea, having an eye-view effect using a moire pattern. The red several characters are printed one end like any seal. Smell this 5MG T...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 188 Reading I Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 Thus says the LORD: Woe to the city, rebellious and polluted,     to the tyrannical city! She hears no voice,     accep...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 21:28-32): Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, “What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 3rd week of Advent Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor St John of the Cross, by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1656. From a Spiritual C...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 3rd week 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 Lo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 3rd week 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. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 3rd week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 December 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Advent 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 Heart That’s Grateful

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. – Luke 10:21 Jesus is rejoicing. Jesus is expressing gratitude t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 13, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly."–John 10:10

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 187 Reading I Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a When Balaam raised his eyes and saw Israel encamped, tribe by tribe,     the spirit of God came upon him,     and he gave voice to his oracle: ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Third Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 21:23-27): When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, “By what authority are yo...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr  on Monday of the 3rd week of Advent Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr A painting from an altarpiece by Niccolò di Segna, c.1340. A book on virginity, by St AmbroseYou lig...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr  on Monday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr  on Monday of the 3rd week 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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Monday of the 3rd week 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Monday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Monday of the 3rd week 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr  on Monday of the 3rd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 December 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Advent 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...

  • Occult Wisdom.

    Posted December 12, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    Not one single religious movement is divinely approved as authoritative from god. Not one philosophy is completely perfect and right. Not one religion is entirely true. In the earliest days of man, man kept an oral tradition, verbally passing down their knowledge. The earliest accounts we have of wr...

  • Strength In Forgiveness

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    His lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses– Matthew 18:34-35   When someone asked Jesus what the gr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 12, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible."–Hebrews 11:3

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Third Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 92 Reading I Zep 3:14-18a     Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!         Sing joyfully, O Israel!     Be glad and exult with all your heart,      &n...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Third Sunday of Advent (C) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 3:10-18): The people asked John, “What then should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoeve...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd Sunday of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 3rd Sunday of Advent From a sermon by Saint AugustineJohn is the voice, and Christ is the Word John is the voice, but the Lord is the Word who was in the beginning. John is the...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 December 2021 3rd 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. ...

  • A Call To Worship

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    To the only wise God, our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever– Jude 25   We are called here to worship God with unending doxology. And we are given several reminders of His worthiness of that worship.   First, we are reminded that God is the only w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 11, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "To the one who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you unblemished and exultant, in the presence of his glory, to the only God, our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, power, and authority from ages past, now, and for ages to come. Amen."–Jude...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 186 Reading I Sir 48:1-4, 9-11     In those days,     like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah         whose words were as a flaming furnace. &nb...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Second Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17:10-13): As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples then asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent From a sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella, abbotMary and the Church The Son of God is the first...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd 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 Invitato...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week 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....

  • The Message of the Cross

    Posted December 10, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God– 1 Corinthians 1:23-24   What was the subject of the apostles’ message? Christ crucifie...

  • Satan and Satanism...

    Posted December 10, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    I am a theistic spiritual satanist. I've been able to define and redefine this view of what it means to be a theistic spiritual satanist over the past year. Satan is still a main figure within worship, and I do believe in the manifestation of Satan in physical form as Lucifer and other deities. This...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 185 Reading I Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,     the Holy One of Israel: I, the LORD, your God,     teach you what is for your good,     and lead you o...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Second Week of Advent Podcast Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11:16-19): Jesus spoke to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute f...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 2nd week of Advent From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusEve and Mary The Lord, coming into his own creat...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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 hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 December 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent 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...

  • Balance

    Posted December 9, 2021 by peter Chamberland

    Balance in life is important in all walks. We live in a practical world where some things are unavoidable. We take care of our daily tasks when we wake up, when we go out into the world we interact with people who are on their own paths. Often times the daily grind can get to us. We find ourselves r...

  • One God, Many Nanes

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel– Isaiah 41:14 Exodus is the oldest account in history of emancipation efforts, and interestingly it is God who is undertaking the task. God says to Israel, as they are under...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 9, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord, they flourish in the courts of our God." Psalm 92:12-13–Psalm 92:12-13