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  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4th (B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,14-21): Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) From a treatise on John by St AugustineChrist is the way to the light, the truth and the life The Lord tells us: I am the light ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare 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 Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare 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 Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare 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 Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 March 2021 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Lord of Hosts (Jehovah Sabaoth) The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:11   The Lord of Hosts is Jehovah Sabaoth. His title “Sabaoth” means “a host ready to serve or ready to fight.” The Lord is...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for my church family and for providing a place for us to come together in Your name.   Please help me to make my church family gatherings a priority in my schedule so that I can be encouraged to...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

  • Do You Know God?

    Posted Mar 13 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    A friend of mine recently told me about a cab driver who had religious symbols representing Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism displayed in his taxi. My friend asked why he had so many contrasting religions represented. The driver said they were for protection. When asked which one served t...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Euphrasia St. Euphrasia (380-410 A.D.) was the only child of noble Christian parents serving the court of the Christian Emperor Theodosius I, their relative, in Constantinople. After her birth her parents vowed to remain celibate in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "If I speak in human and angelic tongues* but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Knock. Persevere in knocking, even to the point of rudeness, if that were possible. There is a way of forcing God and wresting his graces from him, and that way is to ask continually with a firm faith. We must think, with the Gospel: 'Ask, and it...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 242 Reading I Hos 6:1-6 “Come, let us return to the LORD,     it is he who has rent, but he will heal us;     he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us af...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 18,9-14): Jesus then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one w...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent From a sermon by Saint Gregory NazianzenServe Christ in the poor Blessed are the merciful, because they shall obtain mercy, says the...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 13 March 2021 Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent 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....

  • Learning to Walk in Faith

    Posted Mar 12 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Learning to walk takes practice. The more steps a toddler takes, the more proficient he or she becomes, until walking is a normal part of life. This same principle is true spiritually. When we are first saved, our steps are small and uncertain, but as we practice and mature in Christ, walking by the...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Prince, The Nightingale, and The Bullfrog Friday, March 12, 2021   Once upon a time there lived a frog, a nightingale, and a prince. The nightingale used to sing the most beautiful songs with the most beautiful of voices. The frog just croaked. Whenever the nightingale star...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Prince of Peace For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called . . . Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6   Jesus is the Prince of Peace. A prince is one who anticipates...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for all the blessings You have poured over me.   I begin this new day with a grateful heart.   I pray for those who are lacking necessities: food, clothes, clean water, shelter... &...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day May the God of hope fill [them] with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit [they] may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Luigi Orione St. Luigi Orione (1872-1940) was born in northern Italy and entered a Franciscan friary at the age of 13, but had to leave due to poor health. He became a pupil of St. John Bosco at his Turin oratory for boys, and late...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, mutual affection with love. If thes...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 241 Reading I Hos 14:2-10     Thus says the LORD: Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;     you have collapsed through your guilt. Take with you words,     and return ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 12,28b-34): A teacher of the Law came up and asked to Jesus, «Which commandment is the first of all?». Jesus answered, «The first is: ‘Hear, Israel! The Lord, our G...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 3rd week of Lent The Moral Reflections on Job by Pope St Gregory the GreatThe mystery of our new life in Christ Holy Job is a type of the Church. At one ti...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 12 March 2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent 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...

  • Bring Others to Christ

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have you ever had the joy of sharing Christ with someone and seeing that person come to know the Lord as their personal Savior? There is nothing in this world like it! We know that Jesus said, “ye shall be witnesses unto me” (Acts 1:8).   How do we do what Jesus said? Everywhere ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    You're Traveling 18.5 Miles Every Second! Thursday, March 11, 2021   It may seem quiet where you are. It may seem that nothing's really happening, but it's not really the case. Every second you're travelling 18.5 miles. That's the speed of the earth. Every tick of the clock, yo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Mediator Between Us Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both. Job 9:33   Job was looking for a Mediator to be a neutral arbitrator between God and him. A Mediator is an umpire, an advocate or an impartial judge. God had removed ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for providing a home for me.   Please fill my home with Your presence, grace, love, blessing and wisdom.   By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established. Proverbs 24:3   “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and t...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Eulogius of Cordoba St. Eulogius of Cordoba (9th c.) was a priest from a prominent Christian family in Cordoba (Cordova), Spain. He was well-educated, humble, gentle, friendly, and a gifted leader with the charism of encouragement, e...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Temptation to a certain sin, to any sin whatsoever, might last throughout our whole life, yet it can never make us displeasing to God’s Majesty provided we do not take pleasure in it and give consent to it. You must have great courage in th...

  • In Christ Image

    Posted Mar 11 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Modern culture encourages doing whatever comes naturally, but that approach leads only to self-centered, sinful living. In contrast, we as believers are told to make no provision for our natural or fleshly desires. This means we don’t place ourselves in the path of temptation or consider going...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 240 Reading I Jer 7:23-28 Thus says the LORD:  This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,14-23): One day Jesus was driving out a dumb demon. When the demon had been driven out, the mute person could speak, and the people were amazed. Yet some of them said, «He drive...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent From the treatise On Prayer by Tertullian, priestThe spiritual offering of prayer Prayer is the offering in spirit that has done awa...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 11 March 2021 Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 an...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Why Have I Found Favor? Wednesday, March 10, 2021   In the second chapter of Ruth, Boaz blesses the Gentile stranger who gleans in his fields. Ruth could've just said, 'Thanks.' However she says, 'Why have I found favor?' Boaz gives an answer, but really there's no answer excep...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Hand of God And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me . . . . So they said, "Let us rise up and build." Then they set their hands to this good work. Nehemiah 2:18   The Holy Spirit is the Hand of God. Just as a ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for creating me and for opening Your arms wide whenever I come to You.   Please, forgive me for the sins that I need to be forgiven for, I confess them to You now...   Have mercy ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. 2 Peter 3:18

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Macarius of Jerusalem St. Macarius of Jerusalem (4th c.) was the Bishop of Jerusalem from 312-335 A.D. Little is known of his life before this time. He took part in the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. and vigorously opposed the Arian ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 239 Reading I Dt 4:1, 5-9 Moses spoke to the people and said: “Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the l...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,17-19): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not think that I have come to remove the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to remove but to fulfill them. I tell you this: as long a...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent From the book addressed to Autolycus by Saint Theophilus of Antioch, bishopBlessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 10 March 2021 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 ...

  • Assurance of Our Salvation

    Posted Mar 9 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Many Christians struggle with doubts about their salvation. As they look at their failures, they question whether they’re truly saved. The apostle John wrote his first epistle to assure believers of their eternal security. Throughout the book, he gives three tests by which professing believers can e...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Atheist Test Tuesday, March 9, 2021   Charles Bradlaugh was a famous atheist in England. Hugh Price Hughes was a minister who served in the slums of London. Bradlaugh challenged Hughes to a debate on the validity of Christianity. Hughes challenge was that each bring concret...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Child Jesus The parents brought in [to the Temple] the Child Jesus... And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:27-40   Jesus did not enter the world as a spirit; nor did He ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I pray for the Christians and churches that are being persecuted around the world.   My prayer is that they will remain steadfast in their faith and that they will know Your love, peace and joy of the Lord...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intervene; then his own arm brought him victory,...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 9 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intervene; then his own arm brought him victory,...

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 238 Reading I Dn 3:25, 34-43 Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud: “For your name’s sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever, or make void your covenant. Do not take away your mercy from us,...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,21-35): Peter asked Jesus, «Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?». Jesus answered, «No, not seven times, but seventy...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent From a sermon by Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishopPrayer knocks, fasting obtai...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) 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 o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 Mar 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious) 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, com...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 9 March 2021 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent 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...

  • Cancel Culture & Your Faith

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

    Christians, especially those who live in the United States, have become so used to religious freedom and the general acceptance of Christianity, that many have been lulled into a degree of complacency. It’s no wonder, that recent encroachments on freedom of speech, may seem shocking and unfair...

  • He is Always With Us

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

    In today’s reading, David asked, “Where can I go from Your Spirit?” (Psalm 139:7). The more he pondered the possibilities, the more he realized the answer is “nowhere.” God is present everywhere and at all times. This reality causes people to react in one of two ways&md...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    This World, Your Bridal Chamber Monday, March 8, 2021   Every bride seeks to appear beautiful in the eyes of her groom. But it's often an involved process, an expensive and a long process. In the ancient Hebrew marriage, the bride and groom would stay separated for a year. The ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Serpent in the Wilderness And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. John 3:14   The Serpent in the Wilderness was a sign of the people’s sin. It was a brass sculpture of a snake that was placed on ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God, Desire of All Nations,   As You declared...   '...and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:7