Wednesday in Holy Week

Holy Wednesday – Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns...

Tuesday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week – Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. Grant that our love may not grow cold in your service, and that we may not fail or deny you in the hour of trial. ~Collect of the Day

Lauds at the Office of the Dead

Office of the Dead – Lauds – Short Lesson – We would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those...

Palm Sunday & Holy Week at Lauds

Lauds on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week – Short Lesson – Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born...

Lent

At the Stations of the Cross – Grant Almighty God, that we, who amid so many adversities fail through our own infirmities, may be restored through the passion and intecession of your only-begotten Son; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Fourth station: Jesus is denied by Peter

Fr. John

John Robert Cochran, 1937-2021 Fr. John died early Friday morning. His brother Michael and I were with him and were able to pray the prayers of commendation at the time of his passing. Arrangements are still pending. We are grateful at this moment for Fr. John’s long and healthy life, for his ministry in...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Short Lesson on Fridays until Palm Sunday By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured...

The Annunciation of Our Lord

March 25- The Annunciation of Our Lord – No one can say anything greater of her or to her, though he had as many tongues as there are leaves on the trees, or grass in the fields, or stars in the sky, or sand by the sea. It needs to be pondered in the...

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord

March 24 – First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord – Lesson – I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the...

Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of and Missionary to Armenia

March 23 – Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of and Missionary to Armenia – The apostle, national saint, and patron of Armenia, he refused to take part in a great sacrifice to the national gods ordered by King Trdat, and declared himself a Christian. He was then tortured in various horrible ways, all the more...