Lenten Meditations: Thursday 4 March

Mar 4, 2021 by

  Thurs Mar 4 am: 70, 71 pm: 74 Jere 4:9-10, 19-28 Rom 2:12-24 John 5:19-29   THURSDAY OF LENT II:  Saint Gerasimos the Righteous of Jordan, Hermit and Monk, 475 LITURGICAL THEME OF THE DAY: St. Gerasimos comes to us today from the Eastern Orthodox calendar  and is noted as an  ascetic in Egypt at a young age  and eventually  went to Jordan to found a community. Upon establishment 70 monks joined him (this community still exists today). He instituted a special rule for his monastery. According...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 3 March

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Wed Mar 3 am 72 pm: 119:73-96 Jere 3:6-18 Rom 1:28-2:11 John 5:1-18 SECOND WEDNESDAY OF LENT – John & Charles Wesley, Priests, Evangelist and Missionaries  1788, 1791 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: John Wesley was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford, and after ordination to the priesthood in 1728 became for a time his father’s curate. Later John accompanied his brother Charles to America and published his first hymnbook in Charlestown in 1737. Returning to London...

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Lenten Meditations: Tuesday 2 March

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  Tues Mar 2 am: 61, 62 pm: 68 Jere 2:1-13 Rom 1:16-25 John 4:43-54 TUESDAY OF LENT I – St. Chad of Litchfield, Bishop and Abbot, 381 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  Chad of Lichfield and Mercia (+672 also called St. Caedda) was a missionary, bishop, and healer who spread the catholic Faith throughout the British Isles. He travelled about (as he had when Archbishop of York pro temp), always on foot (until the Archbishop of Canterbury gave him a horse and ordered him to ride it, at least...

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Lenten Meditations: Monday 1 March, St David’s Day

Mar 1, 2021 by

Second  Week of Lent   Mon Mar 1 am: 56, 57, 58 pm: 64, 65 Jere 1:11-19 Rom 1:1-15 John 4:27-42 MONDAY OF LENT II – Saint David of Wales,589  (Bishop and Monk) LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: St. David is the only Welsh saint to be canonized in the Western Church. He has been the patron saint of Wales since the 12th century, but very little is known about his life. He died in 589 or 601 after founding a monastery in the area of Pembrokeshire which now bears his name, and living an austere...

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Lenten Meditations: Sunday 28 February

Feb 28, 2021 by

Sun Feb 28 am: 24, 29 pm: 8, 84 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38   SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT   LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  :   Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann once wrote about the idea of Lent that “To understand the various liturgical particularities of the Lenten period, we must remember that they express and convey to us the spiritual meaning of Lent and are related to the central idea of Lent, to its function in the liturgical life of the Church. It is the idea...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 27 February

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Sat Feb 27 am 55 pm: 138, 139     Deut 11:18-28      Heb 5:1-10      John 4:1-26   SATURDAY OF LENT I – Saint John Cassian, Monastic and Spiritual Director 435   LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Born around 360, Cassian was educated in both Latin (the local language at that time) and Greek. Drawn to monastic life but finding no monasteries in the vicinity, Cassian went to the Holy Land and became a monk in Bethlehem. While On pilgrimage in Constantinople, Saint John Chrysostom...

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