Oremus for Monday, August 1, 2022

Joseph of ArimatheaJoseph of Arimathea was a member of the Jewish Council who graciously provided a tomb for the burial of Jesus. He came from the town of Arimathea, north-west of Jerusalem. He was well-to-do and is presented in the Gospels as sympathetic to Jesus’ mission, though not an open disciple. FATS Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/78ujert8 Let theContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, August 1, 2022”

Oremus for Sunday, July 31, 2022

Antiphon 1 Ant. You gave us bread from heaven, O Lord,having in it all that is delicious,and the sweetness of every taste.V. Give ear, my people, to my teaching; *incline your ear to the words of my mouth.I will open my mouth in a parable *and utter hidden lessons of the past. Wisdom 16, Psalm 78 Almighty God,to whomContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, July 31, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, July 30, 2022

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce was born in 1759 in Hull. Converted to an Evangelical piety within the Church of England, Wilberforce decided to serve the faith in Parliament instead of being ordained, becoming a Member of Parliament at the age of twenty-one. He was a supporter of missionary initiatives and helped found The Bible Society. SettlingContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, July 30, 2022”

Oremus for Friday, July 29, 2022

Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany The gospels describe how Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus gave Jesus hospitality in their home at Bethany outside Jerusalem. Jesus is said to have loved all three. After Lazarus’ death, he wept and was moved by the sisters’ grief to bring Lazarus back from the dead. Martha recognisedContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, July 29, 2022”

Oremus for Thursday, July 28, 2022

Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685 into a family of musicians. As a youngster he studied violin and organ and served as a choirboy at the parish church. By early adulthood, Bach had already achieved an enviable reputation as a composer and performer. His assignments as a church musicianContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, July 28, 2022”

Oremus for Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Antiphon https://tinyurl.com/2yy584sc Within your will, O Lord, all things are established,and there is none that can resist your will.For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth,and all that is held within the circle of heaven;you are the Lord of all. Esther 4 Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires, known,and from whomContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, July 27, 2022”

Oremus for Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Walter RauschenbuschBorn the son of a German preacher in upstate New York, Walter Rauschenbusch’s childhood was steeped in traditional Protestant doctrine and biblical literalism. While attending Rochester Theological Seminary, he came to believe that Jesus died “to substitute love for selfishness as the basis of human society.” For Rauschenbusch, the Kingdom of God was “notContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, July 26, 2022”

Oremus for Monday, July 25, 2022

JamesJames, often called ‘the Great’, was a Galilean fisherman who, with his brother John, was one of the first apostles called by Jesus to follow him. The two brothers were with Jesus at his Transfiguration and with him again in the garden of Gethsemane. They annoyed the other followers of Jesus by asking to sit one onContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, July 25, 2022”

Oremus for Saturday, July 23, 2022

Anne HutchinsonAnne Hutchinson had immigrated to Massachusetts in hope of finding religious freedom. She was an outspoken advocate of the rights and equality of women, challenging the dominant views of the Puritan leadership. She held Bible studies in her home for the women of her community, at which she welcomed critical examination of the faith.Continue reading “Oremus for Saturday, July 23, 2022”