None in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at None – Weekdays until the Ascension – Short Lesson 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,...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Easter 6 Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you...

Saint Bede, the Venerable

May 25, St. Bede, the Venerable – (LBW June 9) – Born: 672/3, Northumbria, England – Died: May 25, 735, near Newcastle, England – The Venerable Bede was the first English church historian. He was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its daughter...

Terce in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at Terce – Short Lesson – Weekdays until the Ascension Faith will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. ~Romans 4:24-25

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – News of our old and our new organ Your webkeeper humbly offers this modest video including some recordings of odds and ends from recent weeks (all too lightly practiced). It includes some photos of various Easter liturgies, and some of the surrounding music, including one from Holy Week. J.S. Bach: Fantasy...

Paschal Time, Day 33

Eastertide, the 33rd Day This joyful Eastertide, Away with sin and sorrow! My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain, But now has Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, But now has Christ arisen! ~Hymn: LBW 149

Today is not Ascension Day!

As many have observed, I have created a new liturgical calendar with an advanced placement of the 40th day of Easter! My error. These posts cannot be withdrawn; they are already “out there”. Please stay tuned as we return to regular programming. JESUS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING! ~djs

Ascension Day

The Ascension of our Lord – As they were looking on he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon NOTE: This has been accidentally published a week early (and cannot be withdrawn); your humble webkeeper offers his “mea culpla”. ~djs

First Vespers of the Ascension

Ascension of our Lord – First Vespers Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way, alleluia. ~ with Psalm 113 ~Psalm Antiphon 1 ~First Vespers is on the evening before a Holy Day, or Sunday. ~NOTE:...

Paschal Time

Lauds in Paschal Time R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. V. For our sake he hung upon the cross. R. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. The Lord is...