Oremus for Friday, June 11, 2021

BarnabasThough not named among the twelve apostles of the evangelists, Barnabas emerges in the Acts of the Apostles as one of the most significant of their number. He sold his estate and gave the proceeds to the Church, since all things were to be held in common, and clearly became a leader. He is describedContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, June 11, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, June 10, 2021

Antoni GaudíGaudí was born in 1852 in Spain’s autonomous community of Catalonia. He was a devout Catholic, which together with forms drawn from nature greatly influenced his architecture; he has received the nickname “God’s architect” due to the emphasis he placed on religion in his works. His most famous work is the basilica of theContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 10, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Columba of IonaBorn in Ireland in about the year 521, Columba was trained as a monk by St Finnian and then founded several monasteries himself, including probably that of Kells, before leaving Ireland to settle on Iona, off the coast of Scotland. He was accompanied by twelve companions and the number grew as the monasticContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 9, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/3dtakh6k Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ,the Son of the living God, who is coming into this world. John 11 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may perfectlyContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, June 8, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, June 7, 2021

Seattle Chief Seattle commanded respect from tribesman and White settlers alike.  His birthplace was the location now known as Blake Island, in Elliott Bay, near the site of the city of Seattle. Seattle was a respected chief, war leader, and orator.  By the late 1700s the unfortunate combination of guns and epidemics had led to aContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, June 7, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, June 6, 2021

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/4221/ Antiphon1 O Lord, if you were to take into account our iniquities, who would withstand the test? But forgiveness abides with you, O God of Israel.V. Out of the depths I cry to you, OContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, June 6, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, June 5, 2021

BonifaceBorn at Crediton in Devon in about the year 675, Winfrith took the name Boniface when he entered the monastery in Exeter as a young man. He became a Latin scholar and poet and was ordained when he was thirty years old. He rejected a safe ecclesiastical career in England and became a missionary inContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, June 5, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, June 4, 2021

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII changed the landscape of twentieth century Christianity. Born in Northern Italy in 1881, Angelo Roncalli was trained in Roman Catholic schools from an early age. After military service, Roncalli was ordained a priest in 1904. His passion for social justice for working people and for the poor was formed earlyContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, June 4, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Martyrs of UgandaOn June 3, 1886, thirty-two young men, pages of the court of King Mwanga of Buganda, were burned to death at Namugongo for their refusal to renounce Christianity. In the following months many other Christians throughout the country died by fire or spear for their faith. These martyrdoms totally changed the dynamicContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, June 3, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/555e7rrf How great is the goodness, Lord,that you keep for those who fear you. Psalm 31 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whom no secrets are hid:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may perfectly love youand worthily magnify your holy name;through Christ ourContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, June 2, 2021”