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  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord Who Is, Who Was and Who Is to Come I am . . . the Lord who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8   Jesus is the Lord Who Is, Who Was and Who Is to Come. He is eternal, without beginning and without end. This description ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You are the Almighty God.   Thank You for creating me and for Loving me.   Today I am grateful for my body, which You have given to me...   ...you are the temple of God... ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see Hebrews 11:1

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Charles the Good Blessed Charles the Good (1083–1127), also known as Charles I and the Count of Flanders, was born in Denmark, the only son of King Canute IV (St. Canute) and Adela of Flanders. He was five years old when hi...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth, and that they may return to th...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Our Blessed Lord, bound like a thief, is conducted through the public streets of Jerusalem accompanied by a large body of soldiers who indulge their rage and hatred by ill-treating Him in every possible way, and surrounded by a multitude of peopl...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent Lectionary: 231 Reading I Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,     princes of Sodom! Listen to the instruction of our God,     people of Gomorrah!     Wash yourselves clean! ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 23,1-12): Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, «The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees sat on the seat of Moses. So you shall do and observe all they say, but do not do...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 140The passion of the whole body of Christ Lord, I have cried to you, hear me. This is a pray...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 2 March 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd 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...

  • How God Shapes Us

    Posted Mar 1 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    God’s kindness is demonstrated by the fact that He doesn’t leave us in the condition we were in before salvation. Throughout our life, the Lord uses certain tools to shape us into the image of His Son.   God’s Word. We grow in Christ when we spend time reading the Bible, bec...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE GLORY OF YOUR MISHKAN Monday, March 1, 2021   Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission...   This is a year of many challenges for the people of God, corporately and individually. Added to that are the daily challenges, problems, and ob...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Dew I will be like the dew to Israel. Hosea 14:5   The Holy Spirit is Dew who can refresh your spirit with His presence today. Feel Him! He is Dew, coming gently to leave refreshment, even when you can’t see with your physical eyes. Do you feel the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You are a merciful God, and I give you my praise and thanks.   As I go through my days, I see many acts of kindness and love around me, such as a mother smiling as she looks at the baby in her arms or someone ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of St. Joseph The Church traditionally dedicates the month of March to the special veneration of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19th. "He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of hi...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. David of Wales St. David of Wales (6th c.), also called Dewi Sant by the Welsh, was a missionary priest, Celtic monk, archbishop, miracle-worker, and the founder of many monasteries in Wales and western England. He was descended fr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Second Week in Lent Lectionary: 230 Reading I Dn 9:4b-10 “Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments! We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,36-38): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Don't be a judge of others and you will not be judged; do not condemn and you will not be condem...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 2nd week of Lent From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopChrist and Moses The Israelites witnessed marvels; you also will witness marvels, great...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 1 March 2021 Monday of the 2nd 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 ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lamb of God Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29   On the banks of the Jordan River, John the Baptist announced to the world, “Behold! The Lamb of God.” For hundreds of years, thousands of faithful Israelites s...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your Word, The Bible, and for the guidance and truth it speaks into my life.   I want to know You more with each day, setting aside time to read my Bible and to let Your words rest upon my lips, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope Saint Hilary Pope Saint Hilary (5th c.) was Bishop of Rome from 461 to 468. Not much is known of his early life other than that he was from Sardinia. He rose to prominence in the Church when he became archdeacon under Pope St. Leo t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly, and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Like obedient children, do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance but,...

  • Facing Challenges

    Posted Feb 28 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    A few thousand years ago, the young shepherd David stepped forward to fight Goliath. We often speak of this story as a reminder of the young man’s bravery, even when the odds were against him. But David’s bravery—and success—came from His deep faith in God. (See 1 Samuel 17)....

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 26 Reading I Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 2nd (B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 9,2-10): Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high moun­tain. There his appearance was changed before their eyes. Even his clothes shone, becoming as whi...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 2nd Sunday of Lent From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popeThe Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ The Lord reveals his glory in the presence...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 Father and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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 Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 February 2021 2nd Sunday 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. ________ E...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: God the Father Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead). Galatians 1:1   God the Father is equal in nature to God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Because God ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today is a fresh new start from You.   Thank You for Your unending mercy and new beginnings...   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; be...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Gabriel Possenti St. Gabriel Possenti (1838-1862), also known as St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, was one of thirteen children born to a well-to-do Italian family in Assisi. As a young man he enjoyed the society and the worldly ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. Because thy steadfast love is better tha...

  • Meditation

    Posted Feb 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus trembled and shuddered as He stood before the pillar, and took off His garments as quickly as He could, but His hands were bloody and swollen. The only return He made when His brutal executioners struck and abused Him was to pray for them i...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    James 5,16, 19-20   Declare you sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may find healing. The fervent petition of a holy man is powerful indeed.  My brothers, the case may arise among you of someone straying from the Truth, and of another bringing him back.  Remember...

  • The Resurrection to Come

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Scripture uses beautiful imagery to describe the return of Christ. Today’s passage, for example, says at the Lord’s shout and the sounding of a trumpet, the “dead in Christ” will emerge from their resting places and soar into the sky (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Close behind them ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the First Week of Lent Lectionary: 229 Reading I Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying: “This day the LORD, your God, commands you to observe these statutes and decrees. Be careful, then, to observe them with all your heart and with a...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1st of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,43-48): Jesus said to his disciples, «You have heard that it was said: ‘Love your neighbor and do not do good to your enemy’. But this I tell you: Love your enemies, ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Gregory of Narek, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 1st week of Lent From the Second Vatican Council's pastoral cons...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Gregory of Narek, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psal...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Gregory of Narek, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st 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 Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Gregory of Narek, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 2nd Sunday of Lent) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are r...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 February 2021 Saturday of the 1st 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.Am...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Agag Principle Friday, February 26, 2021   King Saul was told to destroy the house of his enemy, King Agag. But Saul would not. He spared the king and his sons. And he did so long enough for one of Agag's sons, apparently, to get away. Years later, a man rose up, named Hama...

  • The Good News

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    The Bible teaches that death is only the beginning for believers. God has prepared an eternal home for us, and the condition for entry is clear: Believe that Jesus died for your sins, and receive His forgiveness. Some people consider this narrow-minded and unfair. But God set up that condition for a...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Propitiation My little children, these things I write to you,so that you may not sin.And if anyone sins,we have an Advocate with the Father,Jesus Christ the righteous.And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins,and not for ours only but also for the whole world.1 Jo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   There are challenging relationships and conflicts that I am struggling with.   I have let some of these issues grow into resentment and bitterness and my heart has become hard in these areas.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Porphyry St. Porphyry (Porphyrius) of Gaza (c. 347-420 A.D.) was born in Thessalonica in present-day Greece. Although a wealthy man, at the age of 25 he went to live in Egypt as a desert hermit. He later moved to Palestine near the J...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three;  but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:12-...

  • Meditation

    Posted Feb 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The Eucharist is alive. If a stranger who knew nothing about the Eucharist were to watch the way we receive, would he know this? When you and I approach the Eucharist, does it look like we believe we are about to take into our bodies the living p...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the First Week of Lent Lectionary: 228 Reading I Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD: If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed,      if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,     ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1st of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,20-26): Jesus said to his disciples, «I tell you, then, that if you are not righteous in a much broader way than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees, you cannot enter the kin...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 1st week of Lent From the Mirror of Love by Saint Aelred, abbotChrist, the model of brotherly love The perfection of brotherly love lies in the love of ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 February 2021 Friday of the 1st 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...

  • 30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Share: 30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments Jun 03, 2014 by Mary Thierfelder   When it comes to concerns for our health and the health of our loved ones, we should always turn to prayer. We pray for disease prevention, for physical healing, and for...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Isaac Newton and Haman Thursday, February 25, 2021   Haman and Isaac Newton discovered the same thing. Isaac Newton discovered that for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. Haman discovered the same thing in the Gallows Principle. Haman was a vain, spiteful, jud...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Coffee Time with Jesus Jesus: The True Vine I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. John 15:1   Jesus is the True Vine. In the Old Testament, Israel was called God’s vine, but the nation was an unfaithful vine (Isaiah 5:1-7). In contrast, Jesus is ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Your ways are higher than my ways...   “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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  • Having Focus on God

    Posted Feb 25 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Abiding in God’s will requires a steady, trust-filled focus upon Him. The life of Joseph is a good example.   Joseph’s brothers hated him so much that they sold him to a caravan on its way to Egypt. There, he became the slave of Potiphar, captain of Pharaoh’s guard. Despite ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: “I am the Lord, I have called you in righteous...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the First Week of Lent Lectionary: 227 Reading I Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids,  from morning until evening, and said: ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 1st of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,7-12): Jesus said to his disciples; “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the o...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 1st week of Lent From a homily by Saint Asterius of Amasea, bishopBe shepherds like the Lord You were made in the image of God. If then you wish t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st 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...