Lenten Meditations: Monday 25 March

Mar 25, 2019 by

Mon Mar 25 am: 31 pm: 35 Isa 7:10-14, 8:10 Hebrew 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 THIRD MONDAY OF LENT – The Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to Blessed Mary LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: The story of the announcement of the coming of God made flesh in the person of his Son, Jesus the Christ, the Anointed One, is heard in today’s proclamation of the good news from the gospel of Luke. The feast marks the conception of Christ in the womb of Mary and has been celebrated in the Church at least...

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Lenten Meditations: Third Sunday in Lent

Mar 24, 2019 by

                         Psalm                           Old Testament                       Epistle                          Gospel Sun Mar 24 am: 63:1-9 pm: 145 Is 55:1-9 1 Cor 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9   THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT – First Sunday of the Scrutinies   LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  On this Sunday is celebrated the first scrutiny in preparation for the Baptism of those adults admitted as catechumens who are to be receive the Sacraments of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil. They take...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 23 March

Mar 23, 2019 by

Sat Mar 23 am: 31 pm: 119:53-60 Job 42: 10-12 Hebrews 3:12-16 John 6:52-59 SECOND SATURDAY OF LENT –   Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c.332 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: On this day we remember the first Bishop of Armenia, Gregory. The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first country to become Christian, and it recognizes Gregory as its apostle. Armenia was a buffer state between the powerful empires of Rome and Parthia (Persia), and both of them sought to...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 22 March

Mar 22, 2019 by

Fri Mar 22 am: 69 pm: 73 Jere 5:1-9 Rom 2:25-3:18 John 5:30-47 SECOND FRIDAY IN LENT – St. Callinica of Rome, Martyr, 252 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: She and Basilissa were wealthy matrons who spent their fortunes bringing aid to the imprisoned Christians in their area. They were arrested for their generosity and beheaded by the sword at Rome in the year 252. MEDITATION OF THE DAY: ” Psalm 69 reminds us that on the journey that is life our path that we take leads us far away from that...

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Lenten Meditations: Thursday 21 March

Mar 21, 2019 by

  Thurs Mar 21 am: 70, 71 pm: 74 Is 5:16-25 Proverbs 6 John 6:27-40 SECOND THURSDAY OF LENT – James the Confessor, Bishop, of Catania, 8th Century LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: The lessons today are taken from a variety of lectionaries in the Oriental Church Saint James, Bishop and Confessor, was inclined toward the ascetic life from his early years. Saint James left the world and entered the Studite monastery, where he was tonsured and was a disciple of St Theodore the Studite He led a strict...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 20 March

Mar 20, 2019 by

  Wed Mar 20 am: 72 pm: 119:73-96 Jere 3:6-18 Rom 1:28-2:11 John 5:1-18   SECOND WEDNESDAY OF LENT Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 687 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Today we remember Cuthbert, who at the age of eight had a prophetic remark from a playmate turn his mind to sober and godly thoughts, and his upbringing as a shepherd gave him ample time for prayer. One night he saw in the sky a dazzling light and angels carrying a soul up to heaven and resolved to dedicate his life to God....

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