Oremus for Friday, January 1, 2021

The Naming and Circumcision of JesusThe celebration of this scriptural festival marks three events: firstly, the naming of the infant; secondly, the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham ‘and his children for ever’, thus Christ’s keeping of the Law; and thirdly, traditionally the first shedding of the Christ’s blood. The most significant ofContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, January 1, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, December 31, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. Yours are the heavens, yours is the earth, *the world and the fullness thereof have been founded by you.Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.V. A God to be feared in the council of the holy ones, *great and awesome to all around him. Psalm 89 Almighty God,you wonderfully created,and yet more wonderfully restored,theContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, December 31, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. Radiant light will shine upon us today, * for the Lord is born unto us. He shall be called Wonderful God, Prince of Peace, Father of the world to come. His reign shall have no end.V. The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. †The Lord has robed himself with might; *he has girdedContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, December 30, 2020”

Oremus for Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. Yours are the heavens, yours is the earth, * the world and the fullness thereof have been founded by you. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.V. A God to be feared in the council of the holy ones, *great and awesome to all around him. Psalm 89 Almighty God,you wonderfully created,andContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, December 29, 2020”

Oremus for Monday, December 28, 2020

The Holy InnocentsHerod ‘the Great’ was appointed King of the Jews by the Roman authorities in Palestine and he proved to be ruthlessly efficient in his thirty-three years of dealing with his subjects. In Matthew’s gospel, he tried to persuade the Magi, to whom he played the host on their journey seeking the one ‘whoContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, December 28, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, December 27, 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/3214/ Saint John the EvangelistWhether or not John the Apostle and John the Evangelist are one and the same, the Church honours on this day the one who proclaims Jesus as the Word made flesh and whoContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, December 27, 2020”

Oremus for Saturday, December 26, 2020

Saint StephenIn the book of the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen is described as one of the seven deacons whose job it is to care for the widows in the early Church in Jerusalem. His eloquent speech before the Sanhedrin, in which he shows the great sweep of Jewish history as leading to the birthContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, December 26, 2020”

Oremus for Thursday, December 24, 2020

Antiphon1 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, PsalmContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, December 24, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, December 23, 2020

AntiphonChant https://tinyurl.com/y9mr4gll O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster,exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum:veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God. O Immanuel,child of promise and sign of hope,you come from a distance far beyondContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, December 23, 2020”