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  • Sapphries

    Posted May 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Eastern Apathy Wednesday, May 18, 2022   In Eastern religion and philosophy, Hinduism, Buddhism and New Age teaching, the goal is detachment. The self is God, so the individual selfhood is an illusion. The key is to detach from this illusion, from care, passion and desire. ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Living Father As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. John 6:57   The Lord is the Living Father. All idols are lifeless images and are often carved from stone or wood; the...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Great are You Lord, and You are most worthy of my praise...   Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3   You are my mighty fort...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalms 145:3 NKJV Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.

  • Lectionary

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 287 Reading I Acts 15:1-6 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Because there arose no ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15:1-8): Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyon...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide From the Letter to DiognetusThe Christian in the world Christians are indistinguish...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint John I, Pope, Martyr  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 18 May 2022 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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...

  • When someone makes a reference to a "production control plan" w

    Posted May 17 by Perez Cesar

    If I keep doing this on a daily basis and if I keep doing it in the same order every time, in accordance with what they define, then this will become a tool, it will become a formula, and it will become a task list. If I keep doing this in the same order every time, in accordance with what they defi...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Shut That Mouth! Tuesday, May 17, 2022   We think of possession as in the Exorcist, a movie about a girl whose head spins around, or of the guy who lives in tombs and scares people. There's another kind of possession that's just as real. The kind that takes place even with beli...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Salvation of God For my eyes have seen Your salvation. Luke 2:30   And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. Luke 3:6   Jesus is called the Salvation of God, a title first given to Him in Isaiah 52:10. Simeon, an old man waiting in the T...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I thank You that You are the Rock of my salvation...   The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation! 2 Samuel 22:47   I thank You that my ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day II Samuel 22:47 NKJV “The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!

  • What do you want?

    Posted May 17 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Jesus' first words Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" John 1:38 In the gospel of John, Jesus is quickly identified as God's chosen one, the deliverer promised in the prophecy of Isaiah. So John the Baptist told his followers that if they wanted to meet the Lamb of God, they wo...

  • Human Rights International Law

    Posted May 16 by Terra Price

    International human rights law is a body of international law that is aimed at securing and protecting human rights at the regional, international, and domestic level. The international law ensures that governments and individuals are able to protect the rights and freedoms of all individuals as sta...

  • Lectionary

    Posted May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 286 Reading I Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gath...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14:27-31a): Jesus said to his disciples; “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troub...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide From a commentary on the gospel of John by Saint Cyril of Alexandria, bishopI am the vine, you are the branches The Lord call...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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...

  • War Causes More Suffering for Women

    Posted May 16 by Sarah Burgess

    War is a word that reminds humankind suffering, pain, and sorrow. Many have lost their beloved persons as a result of war. People experience moral and physical pain taking part in war actions or living in circumstances of military time. The war has caused grievous harm to innocent children, men, and...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Anxiety Antidote Monday, May 16, 2022   God's word tells us not to worry. You try to stop worrying, but you keep thinking about it. Someone will say worry is a sin; you don't have any faith. Then you become more worried. Before you just worried about paying the bills, now y...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Bearer of Sin So, Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. Hebrews 9:28   Jesus carried the cross of Calvary until He was no longer physi...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You that there is a remedy for my every hurt, every fear, every worry, every need — through the power of Jesus and of the Resurrection He offers, and through the power and the presence of Your Holy Spirit, ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Simon Stock Saint of the Day St. Simon Stock (1165-1265) was born in Kent, England. He was strongly drawn to God as a child, and at the age of twelve he began to live as a hermit in the hollow of an oak tree. After two decades of this solitary and penitential life, he entered ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:28 NKJV And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

  • When learning how to remove tiles it is very important to keep

    Posted May 15 by Perez Cesar

    The process of removing floor tiles is one that is one that is one that is one that is one that is one that is very simple and one that is one that is not at all one that is at all complicated at all. You will need a hammer and a chisel in order to successfully complete this task. These are the...

  • Lectionary

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 285 Reading I Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconium by both the Gentiles and the Jews, together with their leaders, to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas. They realized it, and fled to the Lycaonian cities ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14:21-26): Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I wil...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide From a sermon by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishopThe firstborn of the new creation The reign of life has begun, the tyranny of dea...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 May 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 16 May 2022 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide 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...

  • Mega Churches

    Posted May 15 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Mega Churches A “megachurch” is defined as a church that has an average of 3,000 or more regular attendees to weekend services. Megachurches tend to have twice as many visitors as other churches. Over two-thirds of congregants have attended for less than five years, while nearly half of...

  • Lectionary

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fifth Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 54 Reading I Acts 14:21-27 After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the good news to that city and made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch. They strengthened the spirits of...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5th (C) of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13:31-33a.34-35): When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 5th Sunday of Easter From a sermon by Saint Maximus of Turin, bishopChrist is the day Christ is risen! He has burst open the gates of hell and let the dead go free; he has renewed t...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 15 May 2022 5th Sunday of Easter Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ____...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Teacher Come From God This man (Nicodemus) came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." John 3:2   Nicodemus called Jesus ...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Please calm my heart, my mind and my spirit today.   Keep me from worrying about the people and circumstances that surround me.   I want to live with Your confidence, with hope filling me t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Matthias the Apostle Saint of the Day St. Matthias the Apostle (1st c.) followed Jesus during his entire earthly ministry and was one of his 72 disciples. Matthias was chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Christ and subsequent suicide. After Chris...

  • Meditation

    Posted May 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “There is not a moment in which God does not present Himself under the cover of some pain to be endured, of some consolation to be enjoyed, or of some duty to be performed. All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. It...

  • Lectionary

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

    Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Lectionary: 564 Reading I Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters (there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons in the one place). He said, “My brothers and sisters, the Sc...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    May 14th: Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15:9-17): Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Matthias, Apostle Painting of Saint Matthias by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), circa 1611. Museo del Prado Collection. A homily of St John Chrysostom on the ...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Easter) 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 14 May 2022 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast 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.Ame...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The key of Entrance Friday, May 13, 2022   Thanksgiving is not just a holiday, it's a key. The Psalms command 'Enter His gates with thanksgiving ... and His courts with praise.' Most believers take this as a command. If you're going to enter His courts, enter with thanksgiving....

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Sweet-Smelling Aroma And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2   A sin offering in the Old Testament was a sweet-smelling aroma. It was not s...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I know that You call me to draw near to You as I prepare now for what I will face today...   But it is good for me to draw near to God, I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all You...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalms 73:28 NKJV But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.   James 4:8 NKJV Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners;...

  • Feast Day

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

    Our Lady of Fatima Daily Feast On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children as they were grazing their sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Their names were Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta. She appeared "brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 283 Reading I Acts 13:26-33 When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue:  “My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those others among you who are God-fearing, to us this ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14:1-6): Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dw...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansThere are many paths but one Way My...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide 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 May 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide 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 May 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide 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 May 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 13 May 2022 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide 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...

  • Forgiveness

    Posted May 12 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Forgiveness One day, a large crowd was following Jesus and so he climbed to the top of a hill so every one could see him. He sat down on a rock, and all the people sat down on the grass around him. And then Jesus began to tell them all about God (after all, he should know, since he is God’s o...

  • Christian Life - Pros & Cons

    Posted May 12 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    These days, most Christian communities are experiencing a growth in both positivity and negativity. In some locations of the world, you have numerous positive pieces of news where miracles are happening but at the same time, you also have news where Christian communities are persecuted for practicin...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Puritans & The Messianic Revival Thursday, May 12, 2022   The Pilgrims founded America and gave us Thanksgiving. The writings of the Puritans are prophecies based on the Bible, that before the second coming, Jewish people will return to Messiah, and become messengers of the...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38   The Holy Spirit is a Gift to you. Jesus said...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to KNOW You more, much more than I do.   You are great and You do great things.   Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalms 145:3 NKJV Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.   Isaiah 30:21 NKJV Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn t...

  • Saint of the Day

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

    Blessed Imelda Lambertini Saint of the Day Bl. Imelda Lambertini (1322–1333) was born to a noble and devout family in Bologna, Italy. As a child she developed a great love for prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Holy Eucharist. She spent much of her time in the Dominica...

  • Meditation

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

    Today's Meditation “Infinite grief I wish from My creature in two ways: in one way, through her sorrow for her own sins, which she has committed against Me her Creator; in the other way, through her sorrow for the sins which she sees her neighbors commit against Me. Of such as these, inasmuch...

  • Another Year Older

    Posted May 11 by Rev. Dr. David May ThD.

    I’ve got a birthday coming up, and at this point in my life, the celebration is mostly for kids. They gleefully plunge candles into frosting and enthusiastically blow them out. (I don’t put the actual amount because that might be a fire hazard.) The real truth is I don’t ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 282 Reading I Acts 13:13-25 From Paphos, Paul and his companions set sail and arrived at Perga in Pamphylia. But John left them and returned to Jerusalem. They continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pis...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,16-20): When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger great...