Oremus for Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The EpiphanyThe subtitle in the Book of Common Prayer of this, one of the principal feasts of the Church, is ‘The Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles’. This emphasises that, from the moment of the Incarnation, the good news of Jesus Christ is for all: Jew and Gentile, the wise and the simple, male and female. NothingContinue reading “Oremus for Wednesday, January 6, 2021”

Oremus for Tuesday, January 5, 2020

Antiphon1 Ant. I am the true vine, and you are the branches; he who abides in me and I in him, he it is who bears much fruit, alleluia, alleluia.V. O shepherd of Israel, hear us, *you who lead Joseph like a flock. John 15; Psalm 80 Almighty God,you wonderfully created,and yet more wonderfully restored,the dignityContinue reading “Oremus for Tuesday, January 5, 2020”

Oremus for Monday, January 4, 2021

Antiphon1 Ant. Sing to the Lord a new song, alleluia; * for the Lord has accomplished wondrous deeds, alleluia;he has revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles,alleluia, alleluia.V. His right hand and his holy arm *have brought salvation.He has remembered his merciful love *and his truth for the house of Israel. Psalm 98Continue reading “Oremus for Monday, January 4, 2021”

Oremus for Sunday, January 3, 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/3224/ Antiphon1 Ant. For it is God who has established the world, *it shall never be moved; your throne is established from of old; you are from all eternity.V. The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. †TheContinue reading “Oremus for Sunday, January 3, 2021”

Oremus for Saturday, January 2, 2021

Basil the Great and Gregory NazianzenGregory and Basil were two friends bound together by their desire to promote and defend the divinity of Christ as proclaimed in the Nicene Creed. This was against the seemingly overwhelming pressure from both Church and State for the establishment of Arianism, which denied Christ’s divinity and thus the wholeContinue reading “Oremus for Saturday, January 2, 2021”

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”