Tag Archives: Lent

Have a Manly Lent

It’s time for my annual Lenten pep talk. I’ve reshaped these same ideas the last few years and presented them differently. This year I’m going to speak as a man to men. Ladies, feel free to draw inspiration. (I’m not … Continue reading

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Spy Wednesday

Today is called spy Wednesday because on it Judas conspired with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus. All mine enemies whisper together against me; even against me do they imagine this evil. Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him; and now … Continue reading

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The Fifth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 101(102) Domine, exaudi. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble; incline thine ear unto me when I call. O hear me, … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: He Willingly Embraced the Cross

When our divine Savior beheld the cross, He most willingly stretched out His bleeding arms, lovingly embraced it, and tenderly kissed it, and placing it on His bruised shoulders, He, although almost exhausted, joyfully carried it.  O my Jesus, I … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Seal of the Faithful

Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow, and on everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings … Continue reading

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The Second Penitential Psalm

The Second Penitential Psalm is Psalm 31 (32) Beati, quorum.   Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, & whos sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin, and in whose spirit there is … Continue reading

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The First Penitential Psalm

I wrote about the Penitential Psalm’s last year. I will be posting them randomly, one at a time, over the next couple of weeks. With audio/video of them being sung. The First Penitential psalm is psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore.  (psalm 6 … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Tree of Life

  Adam by the Tree fell away; thou by the Tree art brought into Paradise. Fear not the serpent; he shall not cast you out; for he is fallen from heaven. – St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical lecture 13:31

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Introduction to the Divine Office, for Laymen: part 1

I suggested in my pre-lent posting possibly taking up part of the “divine office”. What is it anyway? This is intended as a sort of introduction. In general, the Divine Office is a series of liturgical prayers which take place … Continue reading

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Open Unto Me, O Lord, the Gates of Repentance

A chant for Lent, from the Eastern Church.   Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy … Continue reading

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