Oremus for Friday, September 11, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. You will turn toward us, O God, * and restore our life again, and your people will rejoice in you.Show us, Lord, your mercy and grant us your salvation.V. O Lord, you have favored your land, *and brought back the captives of Jacob.You forgave the guilt of your people, *and covered all theirContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 11, 2020”

Oremus for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. People of Zion behold, * the Lord is coming to save all nations; and the Lord shall cause you to hear his majestic voice for the joy of your heart.V. O shepherd of Israel, hear us, *you who lead Joseph like a flock:enthroned on the cherubim, shine forth †upon Ephraim, Benjamin, Manasseh. *RouseContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 10, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Constance and Her Companions, the Martyrs of MemphisIn 1873 a group of sisters of the Sisterhood of St. Mary went to Memphis, Tennessee, at the request of Bishop Charles T. Quintard, to establish a school for girls adjacent to the Cathedral of St. Mary. They were confronted by an epidemic of yellow fever and beganContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 9, 2020”

Oremus for Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Birth of the Virgin MaryThis festival in honour of the birth of the mother of our Lord is celebrated on this day in both the eastern and the western Churches. Falling just nine months after the feast of the Conception of Mary, this feast acknowledges the preparation by God of his people to receiveContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, September 8, 2020”

Oremus for Monday, September 7, 2020

After experimenting for several months with a three-year lectionary I had devised to complement the RCL, we will switch this week to the readings appointed in the RCL Daily Readings. This lectionary appoints two readings for each day, one from the Hebrew Bible and one from the New Testament, that expand on or reflect onContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, September 7, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, September 6, 2020

This week, after experimenting with the RCL this summer, we return to the lessons appointed for Evensong in the Church of England. For a form of worship in the home based on today’s lessons in the Revised Common Lectionary, go to https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2753/ Antiphon1 Ant. You are righteous, O Lord, * and right is your judgment;Continue reading “Oremus for Sunday, September 6, 2020”

Oremus for Saturday, September 5, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. The earth will be satisfied by the work of your hands, O Lord,*as you bring forth bread from the land and wine to gladden the heart of man; oil to make his face shine, and bread to strengthen man’s heart.V. Bless the Lord, O my soul! *O Lord my God, how great youContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, September 5, 2020”

Oremus for Friday, September 4, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. Behold, the Sovereign Lord is coming; kingship,government and power are in his hands. V. O God, give your judgment to the king, *to a king’s son your justice,that he may judge your people in justice, *and your poor in right judgment. Malachi 3; 1 Chronicles 29; Psalm 72 Enable us, O God,to doContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, September 4, 2020”

Oremus for Thursday, September 3, 2020

Gregory the GreatGregory was born in 540, the son of a Roman senator. As a young man he pursued a governmental career, and in 573 was made Prefect of the city of Rome. Following the death of his father, he resigned his office, sold his inheritance, and became a monk. In 579 he was sentContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, September 3, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. Remember, O Lord, your covenant, * and do not abandon for ever the souls of your poor; arise, O Lord, and judge your own cause; forget not the cries of those who seek you.V. Why, O God, have you cast us off forever? *Why does your anger blaze at the sheep of yourContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, September 2, 2020”