Sunday, Thirteenth of the Year

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year (LBW 6 Pentecost) You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. ~Psalm 16: 11 ~Psalm of the Day

Saint Peter & Saint Paul, Apostles

June 29 – St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles – This feast day commemorates the martyrdom of the two great Apostles, assigned by tradition to the same day of June in the year 67. They had been imprisoned in the famous Mamertine Prison of Rome and both had foreseen their approaching death. Saint Peter...

Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons

St. Irenaeus (Greek: Εἰρηναῖος), (2nd century AD – c. 202) Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyons, France). He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He was a hearer of Polycarp, who in turn...

Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Teacher

June 27 – Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Teacher – Ten years after the death of Athanasius, the great champion of faith in Christ as fully God, the bishopric of Alexandria was bestowed on one Theophilus. He was a man of fiery temperament, and ruthless and violent in the pursuit of what he conceived...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Short Lesson Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3: 23f

The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

June 25 – The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession Arguably the greatest event of Luther’s Reformation, the confession was given to Emperor Charles V on June 25, 1530. It was a great triumph for those who believed the Biblical Gospel of justification by grace through faith apart from the works of the Law. It...

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – St. Luke tells us in his Gospel that John was conceived in a miraculous manner and that his parents were Zachariah and Elizabeth. He spent his youth in the desert, and at the age of 30 came to Judea and preached near the...

Eve of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Anticipating June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – “Apart from the most holy solemnity commemorating our Savior’s birth, the Church keeps the birthday of no other person except that of John the Baptist. In the case of other saints or of God’s chosen ones, the Church, as you know, solemnizes...

Holy Eucharist

Holy Mass Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.