Oremus for Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Nicholas FerrarToday we honour Nicholas Ferrar, a deacon of the English Church who died in 1637 after eleven years at Little Gidding, a place in Huntingdon where he shared his family’s enterprise of a godly household.When the Ferrars moved there from London, Little Gidding consisted of a derelict manor-house and a chapel which had beenContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, December 1, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

AndrewThough Andrew is named among the apostles in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, it is in John’s gospel that most is learned about him. Andrew was a Galilean fisherman, mending his nets, when Jesus called him to follow him, which he promptly did. He then seems to have remained with Jesus until theContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, November 30, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, November 29, 2021

Dorothy DayDorothy Day was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1897, the third child of Grace and John Day.  Her nominally religious family moved to the San Franciso Bay area and then to Chicago where she was baptized in the Episcopal Church.  She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana and became interestedContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, November 29, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, November 28, 2021

Antiphon1 Ant. People of Zion behold, *the Lord is coming to save all nations;and the Lord shall cause you to hearhis 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. *Rouse up your might and comeContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, November 28, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, November 27, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/36yv2x69 I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.Should they cry to me in any distress,I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever. 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,thatContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, November 27, 2021”

Oremus for Friday, November 26, 2021

Sojourner TruthIsabella (Sojourner Truth) was the next-to-youngest child of several born to James and Elizabeth, slaves owned by a wealthy Dutchman in New York. For the first 28 years of her life she was a slave, sold from household to household. She fled slavery with the help of Quaker friends, first living in Philadelphia, thenContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, November 26, 2021”

Oremus for Thursday, November 25, 2021

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/s844zxpu Let them thank the Lord for his mercy,his wonders for the children of men,for he satisfies the thirsty soul,and the hungry he fills with good things. Psalm 107 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 HolyContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, November 25, 2021”

Oremus for Wednesday, November 24, 2021

John KnoxA Roman Catholic priest in Scotland, Knox became associated with George Wishart and other Protestants in 1545 and embraced their cause. When Roman Catholic Mary I came to the English throne in 1553, Knox went into exile on the Continent, where he came into contact with John Calvin. He ultimately returned to Scotland, whereContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, November 24, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, November 23, 2021

ClementClement was a bishop in Rome at the end of the first century. About 96 he wrote a letter known as 1 Clement. It was sent in the name of the church in Rome to Corinth to settle a dispute there caused by some of the younger members of the church. Clement strongly up-held theContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, November 23, 2021”

Oremus for Monday, November 22, 2021

C.S. LewisClive Staples Lewis was born in 1898. He is best known as a popular apologist for Christianity in the twentieth century. He wrote novels on Christian themes for both children and adults, including “The Chronicles of Narnia”. He wrote other books, many based on talks he had given or articles he had written. TheseContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, November 22, 2021”