Lenten Meditations: Sunday 1 March

Mar 1, 2015 by

Psalms: am  24, 29.  pm: 8, 84 OT: Genesis 17: 1-16 Epistle: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel:  Mark 8:31-38 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: As we enter the second week of Lent, we are reminded, that it we set out on this journey seeking to purify our souls, discipline our desires and endeavor to focus on sacrificial service on behalf of Christ to others.  It is a season of grace that calls us to penance and prayer for the purposes of renewal.  While we know this well, at times we are...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 28 February

Feb 28, 2015 by

Psalms: am  55.  pm: 138, 139 OT: Deut 11:18-28 Epistle: Hebrews 5:1-10 Gospel:  John 4:1-26 LENT I – Feast St. Oswald, Bishop of Worchester & Archbishop of York, 992 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Today we remember the life of Oswald. He was born in Denmark but was raised in Britain by his uncle Odo, archbishop of Canterbury. Desiring a stricter ascetic life, he entered the Benedictine Monastery of Fleury. Odo had been a monk in the same monastery. He worked toward Church reform. In 962,...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 27 February

Feb 27, 2015 by

Psalms: am  40, 54.  pm: 51 OT: Deut 10: 12-22 Epistle: Hebrews 4:11-16 Gospel:  John 3:22-36 FIRST FRIDAY OF LENT – Feast of Blessed George Herbert, Priest & Spiritual Guide LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Today we remember the life of the Rev George Herbert, parish priest in the 17th century in England. Richard Baxter said of him “Herbert speaks to God like one that really believeth a God, and whose business in the world is most with God”. A poet, priest and teacher, we remember today the...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 26 February

Feb 26, 2015 by

Psalms: am  50, 59, 60.  pm: 19, 46 OT: Deut 9:23 – 10:5 Epistle: Hebrews 4:1-10 Gospel:  John 3:16-21 FIRST THURSDAY OF LENT – St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza, 420 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Saint Porphyrius, Archbishop of Gaza, was born about the year 346 at Thessalonica. His parents were people of substance, and this allowed St Porphyrius to receive a fine education. Having the inclination for monastic life, he left his native region at twenty-five years of age and set off for...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 25 February

Feb 25, 2015 by

Psalms: am  119: 49-72.  pm: 49, 53 OT: Deut 9: 13-21 Epistle: Hebrews 3: 12-19 Gospel:  John 2:23 – 3:15 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY :  St. Walburga Abbess, 779 Born in Devonshire in 710 to St. Richard, a Saxon king, and Winna, a sister of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany. She entered the Monastery early and spent 27 years at Wimbourne Abbey in the UK where she lived among a community of 500 Sisters who chanted the office, studied Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, Latin, the...

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Lenten Meditations: Tuesday 24 February

Feb 24, 2015 by

Psalms: am  45.  pm: 44 OT: Deut 9: 4-12 Epistle: Hebrews 3: 1-11 Gospel:  John 2: 13-22 TUESDAY- LENT I – Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle, 1st Century LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:   According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension, Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (about 120 of Jesus’ followers). Now that Judas had betrayed his ministry, it was necessary, Peter said, to fulfill the scriptural recommendation that another should take his office. “Therefore, it is...

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