Lauds in Paschaltide

Lauds in the Easter Season, Mondays – Short Lesson – The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cantate Sunday – Cantate Domino canticum novum, quia mirabilia fecit Dominus ante conspectum gentium revelabit justititam suam, alleluia. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. ~Introit, Psalm 98: 1-2

Paschaltide

Doxological stanza during the Easter season – All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. ~Hymn during Paschaltide

Vespers in Paschaltide

Responsory at Vespers on weekdays until The Ascension – Then the disciples were glad, alleluia, alleluia. Then the disciples were glad, alleluia, alleluia. When they saw the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Then the disciples were glad, alleluia, alleluia.

None in Paschaltide

Weekdays at None until the Ascension – Short Lesson and Responsory – Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil,...

Saint Mark, Evangelist

April 25 – St. Mark, Evangelist. Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul’s...

Paschaltide at the “Little Hours”

Little Hours in Eastertide – All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Office Hymn, doxological stanza

Toyohiko Kagawa, Renewer of Society

April 23 – Toyohiko Kagawa, Renewer of Society – A Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labor activist. Kagawa wrote, spoke, and worked at length on ways to employ Christian principles in the ordering of society and in cooperatives. (Wikipedia) Born: July 10, 1888, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan Died: April 23, 1960, Tokyo, Japan

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Easter 4 Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. ~Collect of the Day, The Roman...

Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Archbishop

April 21 – St. Anselm of Canterbury, Archbishop – Aosta c. 1033 – Canterbury 21 April 1109 – also called of Aosta for his birthplace, and of Bec for his home monastery, was a Benedictine monk, a philosopher, and a prelate of the church who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093...