The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity – (First Sunday after Pentecost) – Almighty God our Father, dwelling in majesty and mystery, renewing and fulfilling creation by your eternal Spirit, and revealing your glory through our Lord, Jesus Christ: Cleanse us from doubt and fear, and enable us to worship you, with your Son and the Holy Spirit,...

Vigils on Saturdays

Saturday at Vigils – Invitatory Psalm – Sing with joy to God our strength and raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob. ~Psalm 81: 1

Saint Ephrem of Edessa

June 9 – St. Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon – It is said that in 325 Ephrem accompanied his bishop, James of Nisibis, to the Council of Nicea. His writings are an eloquent defense of the Nicene faith in the Deity of Jesus Christ. He countered the Gnostics’ practice of spreading their message through popular...

Vigils on Thursdays

Thursday Vigils – Invitatory Psalm – “Who can ascend the hill of the LORD and who can stand in his holy place?” “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud.” ~Psalm 24: 3,4

Vigils

Vigils – V: O Lord, open my lips, R: And my mouth shall declare your praise. ~The verse is repeated three times ~Video including opening of Vigils: https://youtu.be/ZSGd7d6xNRw

Vigils – Weekday, Ninth Week of the Year

Invitatory at Vigils – Weekday (Ninth Week of the Year; LBW 2 Pentecost) – from the St. Augustine’s House Ordo: Green; Until Advent use Preface of Weekday unless otherwise noted – R. Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker; O come, let us worship him. ~with Psalm 67 (Tuesday)

Saint Boniface

St. Boniface – Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, Martyr – Boniface, a monk of Exeter in England, is one of the great figures of the Benedictine Order and of the monastic apostolate in the Middle Ages. Gregory II sent him to preach the Gospel in Germany. He evangelized Hesse, Saxony and Thuringia and...

The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost – God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service...

First Vespers of Pentecost

First Vespers of Pentecost – Short Lesson – But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although your bodies...

The Martyrs of Uganda

The Martyrs of Uganda (RC Charles Lwanga and Companions) – Charles Lwanga & his companions were a group of Roman Catholics & Anglicans murdered by Mwanga II, the King of Buganda, between 1885 & 1887.These deaths were part of a three-way religious struggle for political control. Although the Anglicans were not canonized in the...