Oremus for Monday, September 21, 2020

Saint Matthew the EvangelistMatthew appears in the list of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to the gospel written under his name, was a tax collector. Mark and Luke called the tax collector Levi, and it has been assumed that they are one and the same. This occupation was despised by his fellow JewsContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 21, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, September 20, 2020

For another form of worship in the home based on today’s lessons in the Revised Common Lectionary, go to https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2783/ Antiphon1 Ant. I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord; *from whatever tribulations they cry out to me, I will give heed to them; and I will be their Lord for ever.V. GiveContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, September 20, 2020”

Oremus for Friday, September 18, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. The love of God has been poured into our hearts, alleluia; by his Spirit which dwells in us, alleluia, alle-lu-ia.V. Bless the Lord, O my soul, *and all within me, his holy name.Bless the Lord, O my soul, *and never forget all his benefits. Romans 5; Psalm 103 Almighty God,to whom all heartsContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 18, 2020”

Oremus for Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hildegard of BingenHildegard was born in 1098 at Böckelheim in Germany. From her earliest years she had a powerful, visionary life, becoming a nun at the age of eighteen, much influenced by her foster-mother, Jutta, who had set up the community and whom she succeeded as Abbess in 1136. Her visions of light, which sheContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 17, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

St NinianNinian was born in about the year 360 and was the son of a Cumbrian chieftain who had himself converted to Christianity. It seems he visited Rome in his youth, where he received training in the faith. He was consecrated bishop in the year 394 and returned to Britain, where he set up aContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 16, 2020”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cyprian, Bishop of CarthageBorn in Carthage in about the year 200, Cyprian was a teacher of rhetoric and a lawyer in the city before his conversion to Christianity. He gave away his pagan library and set his mind to study the sacred Scriptures and the commentaries that were beginning to proliferate. He became a priestContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 15, 2020”

Oremus for Monday, September 14, 2020

Holy Cross DayThe cross on which our Lord was crucified has become the universal symbol for Christianity, replacing the fish symbol of the early church, though the latter has been revived in recent times. After the end of the persecution era, early in the fourth century, pilgrims began to travel to Jerusalem to visit andContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 14, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, September 13, 2020

For another form of worship in the home based on today’s lessons in the Revised Common Lectionary, go to https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2771/ Antiphon1 Ant. Bring up your sacrifices and come in-to his courts;adore the Lord in his holy temple.V. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, *whose sin is remitted.Blessed the man to whom the Lord imputesContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, September 13, 2020”

Oremus for Saturday, September 12, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see the salvation which comes from our God.V. The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, *the world, and those who dwell in it.It is he who set it on the seas; *on the rivers he made it firm. Isaiah 40;Continue reading “Oremus for Saturday, September 12, 2020”