Oremus for Monday, May 18, 2020

Rogation DaysTraditionally, these are the three days before Ascension Day on which the litany is sung (or recited) in procession as an act of intercession. They originated in Vienne, France, in the fifth century when Bishop Mamertus introduced days of fasting and prayer to ward off a threatened disaster. In England they were associated withContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, May 18, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, May 17, 2020

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTERThis week, I have decided to change the pattern for the Sunday readings in Oremus. We will now use the RCL, albeit the alternative Old Testament reading, the Epistle, and the Gospel. 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/2248/Continue reading “Oremus for Sunday, May 17, 2020”

Oremus for Saturday, May 16, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/y9tuf7rb) I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me,sing psalms to the Lord Most High. Psalm 13:6 Almighty God,to you all hearts are open,all desires known,and from you no secrets are hidden:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may worthily that we mayContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, May 16, 2020”

Oremus for Friday, May 15, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/ybulbayc) Ant. 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, O Lord; *Lord, hear my voice!O let your ears be attentive *to the sound of my pleadings. PsalmContinue reading “Oremus for Friday, May 15, 2020”

Oremus for Thursday, May 14, 2020

Saint Matthias, ApostleAfter the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, the apostles brought their number back to twelve by choosing Matthias to replace him. He was chosen by lot from amongst the disciples. The author of the Acts of the Apostles sees apostleship differently from Paul’s interpretation of the rĂ´le and seems to reflect theContinue reading “Oremus for Thursday, May 14, 2020”

Oremus for Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/y9hbj5gj) Ant. O God, come to my assistance; * O Lord, makehaste to help me; let them be put to confusion and shame,my enemies who seek my life.V. O let them turn back in confusion, *who delight in my harm;let them retreat, covered with shame, *who jeer at me and mock. Psalm 70Continue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, May 13, 2020”

Oremus for Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/ycn8h5zd) Ant. Render secure my footsteps in your paths * so that my feet do not slip; incline your ear and hear my words;display your wonderful mercies, O Lord, Savior of those who place their hope in you.V. O Lord, hear a cause that is just; *pay heed to my cry.Turn your earContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, May 12, 2020”

Oremus for Monday, May 11, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8hous2j) Ant. Lend your ear and make haste to rescue me.In you, O Lord, I take refuge. *Let me never be put to shame.In your justice, set me free; *incline your ear to me, and speedily rescue me.Be a rock of refuge for me, *a mighty stronghold to save me.Ant. Lend your earContinue reading “Oremus for Monday, May 11, 2020”

Oremus for Sunday, May 10, 2020

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTERToday’s lessons are those for the Second and Third Services appointed 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/2192/ Easter Troparion (Music: https://tinyurl.com/t3b97pa) Christ is risen from the dead,by death hath he trampled down death,andContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, May 10, 2020”

Oremus for Saturday, May 9, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/ybgc5uyl) To you I call, for you will surely heed me, O God;turn your ear to me; hear my words. Psalm 17:6 Almighty God,to you all hearts are open,all desires known,and from you no secrets are hidden:Cleanse the thoughts of our heartsby the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,that we may worthily that weContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, May 9, 2020”