Advent Meditations: Monday 24 December

Dec 24, 2018 by

 Mon Dec 24 am: 45, 46 pm: 89:1-29 Isa 59:15b-21 am: Gal 3:23-4:7 pm: Phil 2:5-11 Matt 1:18-25 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today: The Vigil for the Feast of the Nativity – (Also known as Christmas Eve) In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Christmas Eve is referred to is Paramony (“preparation”). It is the concluding day of the Nativity Fast and is celebrated as a day of strict fasting by those devout Orthodox Christians who are physically able to do so. In some traditions, nothing...

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Advent Meditations: Sunday 23 December

Dec 23, 2018 by

Sun Dec 23 am: 24, 29 pm: 8, 84 Micah 5:1-4 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-55 ON THE CALENDAR – The Fourth Sunday of Advent  -. This year the Fourth Week of Advent is one and a half days long as Monday evening is Christmas Eve and Tuesday, Christmas. This Sunday should heighten our awareness to grasp that whatever is going on in our lives these days, should bring us to the Christmas moment. The last of the seven great O Antiphons can help with this.  O Come Emmnauel. , our king and our lawgiver,...

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Advent Meditations: Saturday 22 December

Dec 22, 2018 by

Sat Dec 22 am: 55 pm: 138, 139 Isa 10:20-27 Jude 17-25 Luke 3:15-20 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today : saint chrysogonus, teacher and martyr , 304 on the Eastern Calendar / O Antiphon of the Day –  O King of the Nations/ O Rex Gentium                                                                           Saint Chrysogonus was the teacher of the Great Martyr Saint Anastasia. When Diocletian learned that the prisons of Rome were overcrowed with Christians who resisted torture, he...

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Advent Meditations: Friday 21 December

Dec 21, 2018 by

Fri Dec 21 am: 126 pm: 4,9 Hab 2:1-4 Heb 10:35-11:1   John 20:24-29 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today :  –Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle   – O Oriens  –O Antiphon’s of the Day Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” (see John 20:24-28) and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a...

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Advent Meditations: Thursday 20 December

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Thur Dec 20 am: 59, 60 pm: 33 Isa  9:18-10:4 2 Pet 2:10b-16 Matt 3:1-12 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today :  Dominic of Silos, Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith, 1073 Born in Canas, Navarre, Spain, circa 1000, he entered the Benedictines at San Millan de Ia Cogolla. King Garcia III of Navarre challenged him when he became abbot of the monastery, and Dominic refused to surrender part of the Benedictine lands to the crown. For this he was exiled, going to King Ferdinand I of...

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Advent Meditations: Wednesday 19 December

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Wed Dec  19 am: 115: pm: 50 Is 11:1-9 1 Tim 1:18-20, Luke 1:5-25 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today :  Augustine Moi, Martyr of Vietnam, 1839  Augustine worked as a day laborer. When the persecution of the faith started, he was ordered to trample a crucifix, an act he refused. Augustine’s tormentors strangled him for his loyalty to Christ) O Antiphon : O Radix Jesse – O Root of Jesse you  have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in Your presence; the...

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