Vigils on Sunday

Sunday at Vigils – I love you, O LORD my strength, O LORD my stronghold, my crag and my haven. ~Psalm 18:1

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils O LORD, God of my salvation,when at night, I cry out in your presence,let my prayer come before you;incline your ear to my cry. ~Psalm 88

Saint Thomas Aquinas

January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas – (LBW March 7) – Roccasecca, 1225 – Fossanova, 7 March 1274. Also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino. An Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis. “Aquinas”...

SS. Timothy & Titus

January 26 – SS. Timothy and Titus – Timothy (d. 97?) had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy was with Paul in Rome during Paul’s house arrest. At some period Timothy himself was in prison (Hebrews 13:23). Paul...

The Conversion of Saint Paul

January 25 – The Conversion of St. Paul – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends. Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ in the...

Third Sunday of the Year

Third of the Year – LBW 3 Epiphany – Grant, we pray, almighty God,that, receiving the graceby which you bring us to new life,we may always glory in your gift.Through Christ our Lord. ~Prayer after Communion, The Roman Missal, 3rd edition

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin: Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Father Jude

On December 21, 2020, Fr. Jude Motaka died. Final arrangements are being made in Pennsylvania so in order to have an observance here, the homily on Epiphany Day also included Fr. Jude as another “traveler from the East”. Here is a link to Fr. John’s words.