Lenten Meditations: Saturday April 13

Apr 13, 2019 by

Sat April 13 am: 137, 144 pm: 42, 43 Jer 31:27-34 Rom 11:25-36 John 11:28-44 FIFTH SATURDAY OF LENT – St. Paternus, Hermit and Abbot, 5th Cent. LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  This Paternus was born in Brittany to devout parents named Patran and Gwen. His father sought Gwen’s permission to go to live as a hermit in Ireland, and she brought up their son to be pious and godly. When he grew up he sailed with other monks to Wales to live as a hermit himself. He met the great Welsh saints, and...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday April 12

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Fri April 12 am: 107:1-32 pm: 107:33-43 Jer 20:10-13 Rom 11:1-12 John 10:31-42   FIFTH FRIDAY OF LENT  – St. Crescens. Martyr., 1st Cent LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  This Martyr was from Myra of Lycia, born of an illustrious family. Of his own accord he went amidst the idolaters and admonished them to leave off their futile religion and worship the only true God, Who is worshipped by the Christians; for this he was arrested. When asked by the ruler what his name and lineage were,...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 5 April

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Fri April 5 am: 101, 109 pm: 24 Dan 3.13-28 Romans 10.14-21 Jn 8.31-47 WEDNESDAY OF LENT V – St. Ethelburga, Abbess, 647 St. Ethelburga (Aethelburh) was born into the royal family of East Anglia, daughter of St. Ethelbert of Kent in the seventh century. She was also wife to King St. Edwin of Northumbria, England, (also called Tate. She King St. Edwin to faith in Christ and when he died, she as abbess until her death. Her sister, St. Erconwald (May 13), founded the monastery of Barking...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 4 April

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Thur April 4 am: 69 pm: 73 Jere 22:13-23 Rom 8:12-27 John 6:41-51   FOURTH THURSDAY IN LENT – St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, 636 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Today we remember, Saint Isidore born in Cartagena of a devout family who with his brother Leander both served consecutively as bishops of Seville in a time of conflict and growth for the Church in Spain. As the Dark Ages began to touch parts of Europe with the barbarian invasions, the Visigoths...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 3 April

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Wed April 3 am: 101, 109 pm: 119:121-144   Isaiah 26:21-27:9   Rom 8:1-11 John 6:27-40 FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF LENT – Saint Nicetas, Abbot of Medicium, 824 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY – Saint Nicetas lived in the eighth century and became the Abbot of the Monastery of Medicium, which was near the city of Triglia on the Sea of Marmara. For his Orthodox confession of the veneration of the holy icons, he was persecuted and exiled twice by the Iconoclast Emperor Leo the...

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Lenten Meditations: Tuesday 2 April

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Tue April 2 am: 97, 99, 100 pm: 94, 95 Jere 17:19-27 Rom 7:13-25 John 6:16-27 FOURTH TUESDAY OF LENT – St. Ebba the Younger, Virgin and Martyr, 879 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Ebba was abbess of the great monastic foundation of Coldingham in the Marshes on the Scottish border, which had been founded two centuries earlier by Saint Ebba the Elder (August 25). During a Danish invasion Saint Ebba feared for her virginity because of the Viking reputation for rape and massacre. She gathered her...

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