The Confession of Saint Peter

January 18 – The Confession of St. Peter – (RC January 22) – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that...

Fifteenth Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday – (LBW Pentecost 8) – Almighty God, your Word is cast like seed upon the ground; Now let the dew of heav’n descend and righteous fruits abound. Let not our selfishness and hate this holy seed remove, but give it root in every heart to bring forth fruits of love. Let not...

Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon

A hymn by Ephrem of Edessa From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from humanity; his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree: praised be his Oneness. He joined with guests at wedding feast, Yet in the wilderness did fast; he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at...

Sunday of the Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Sunday – Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done. For created light we thank Thee While thine ordered seasons run Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, Dark as night and deep as death,...

35th Day of Easter

35th Day in Paschal Time – He brings me to the portal That leads to bliss untold, Whereon this rhyme immortal Is found in script of gold: “Who there my cross has shared Finds here a crown prepared; Who there with me has died Shall here be glorified.” ~Stanza 6 – Awake, my heart,...

Paschaltide

Eastertide before the Ascension – He brings me to the portal That leads to bliss untold, Whereon this rhyme immortal Is found in script of gold: “Who there my cross has shared Finds here a crown prepared; Who there with me has died Shall here be glorified.” ~Stanza 6 – Awake, my heart, with...

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter – 4. That night the apostles met in fear; Amidst them came their Lord most dear, And said, “My peace be on all here.” Alleluia! 5. When Thomas first the tidings heard, How they had seen the risen Lord, He doubted the disciples’ word. Alleluia! 6. “My wounded side, O...

Saint Ambrose Hymnody

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan An Advent hymn, words by Ambrose. Martin Luther based his Nun Komm, der Heiden heiland (Savior of the nations, come) on it. Veni redemptor gentium 1-Redeemer of the nations, come; reveal yourself in virgin birth, the birth which ages all adore, a wondrous birth, befitting God....

Holy Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Sunday – A hymn Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done. For created light we thank Thee While thine ordered seasons run Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, Dark as night and deep...

Ephrem of Edessa – Hymn

A hymn by Ephrem of Edessa From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from humanity; his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree: praised be his Oneness. He joined with guests at wedding feast, Yet in the wilderness did fast; he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at...