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Daily Readings – 5 Trinity/6 Pentecost

The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the AWRV together with other devotional material.

  • Saturday Finding of St Stephen Protomartyr - MPEPMartyrology
  • V Sunday after Trinity / 6 Pentecost - MPEPMartyrology
  • Monday Our Lady of the Snows (St Oswald, KM) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Tuesday The Transfiguration of Our Lord (St Sixtus, B, Felicissimus & Agapitus, Dd, Mm) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Wednesday – Feria (St Donatus, BM) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Thursday – Feria (Ss Cyriacus, Largus & Smaragdus, Mm) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Friday Vigil of St Lawrence (St Romanus, M) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Saturday St Lawrence Deacon & Martyr - MPEPMartyrology

Huw Richardson wroted this on August 2nd, 2013

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Daily Readings – 4 Trinity/5 Pentecost

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The Daily Readings for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon, as assigned by the AWRV together with other devotional material.

  • Saturday –   BVM (St Pantaleon, M) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  •   IV Sunday after Trinity / 5 Pentecost (Ss Nazarius & Celsus, Mm, Victor, PM, Innocent, PC) – MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Monday –  St. Martha of Bethany, V, (Ss. Felix II PP, Simplicius, Faustinus & Beatrix, MM) MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Tuesday –  Feria (Ss Abdon and Sennen, Mm) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Wednesday –  Feria - MP - EP - Martyrology
  • Thursday – St Peter’s Chains (St Paul the Apostle, the Holy Maccabee Martyrs) – MPEPMartyrology
  • Friday – Feria (St Stephen I, BM) - MPEPMartyrology
  • Saturday – Finding of St Stephen Protomartyr - MP – EP – Martyrology

Huw Richardson wroted this on July 26th, 2013

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Daily Office Readings – 2 Trinity/3 Pentecost

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Readings for the Daily Office in the Rite of St Tikhon from the Lectionary of the Antiochian Western Rite Vicarate together with other devotional material.

  • Sat.   8va Sacred Heart - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Sun.   II Sunday after Trinity / 3 Pentecost (8va Sacred Heart) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Mon.   Vladimir of Kiev, KC (8va Sacred Heart, St Henry Emp. C.) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Tue.   Our Lady of Einsiedeln (8va Sacred Heart) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Wed.   Royal Martyrs of Russia (8va Sacred Heart, St Alexius, C) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Thur.   8va Sacred Heart (St Serrgius of Radonezh, A, St Symphorosa & her seven sons, MM) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Fri.   8va Day of the Sacred Heart (Seraphim of Sarov, PC) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Sat.   St Elias the Prophet, (St Margaret of Antioch, M) - MP - EP - Martyrology.

Huw Richardson wroted this on July 13th, 2013

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Daily Office – 1 Trinity/2 Pentecost

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The Daily Office Readings in the Rite of St Tikhon as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicarate together with other devotional material.

    Saturday
  •   8va Corpus Christi (8va of Ss Peter and Paul) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  •   I Sunday after Trinity / 2 Pentecost (8va of Corpus Christi)  - MPEP - Martyrology.
  • Monday   8va Corpus Christi - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Tuesday   8va Corpus Christi - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Wednesday   8va Corpus Christi(Seven Holy Brethren  & Ss Rufina & Secunda Mm) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Thursday   8va Day of Corpus Christi (Pope Pius I BM) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Friday   Most Sacred Heart of JesusMP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Saturday   8va Sacred Heart - MP - EP - Martyrology.

Huw Richardson wroted this on July 6th, 2013

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Coincidence

I am amused by the (Western Rite Orthodox) feast of Corpus Christi falling on 4 July this year. It’s a rarity because of how late Pascha was, and while I know it probably didn’t happen, my inner Church Geek was stirred by images of Corpus Christi processions singing hymns as they moved past cookouts and fireworks.

There is no denying that many Americans think of this as a “Christian Nation” without ever wondering what “Christian” means. There is equally no denying that we are not – by any stretch of the meaning – a Christian nation. Pick any definition you want – from Radical Right to Radical Left – we are not a Christian Nation.

So I am seeing these Processions (which didn’t happen, because most or all of the pastors said “our people have something else to do, let’s put these off until later…”) and imagining the witness: “Put not your trust in princes, in Sons of Men in whom there is no salvation. Here is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords silently offering himself for you. To make your life a Christian life, do the same – to make your house a Christian House, do the same. TO make your nation Christian, do the same.”

And as the procession moves past the BBQ, maybe a child turns to watch and wonders at the meaning.

Daily Ofice – Trinity Sunday

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The Daily Office Readings, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicarate, together with the other devotional material.

  •  Ember SaturdayMP - EP - Martyrology.
  •  Feast of the Most Holy TrinityMP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Monday   Most Precious BloodMP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Tuesday   The Visitation of the BVM (St John of San Francisco, BC, Ss Processus & Martinian MM) – MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Wednesday   Nativity of John Baptist (Xfer from 24 June) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Thursday   Corpus ChristiMP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Friday   St Peter and Paul, Apostles (Xfer from 29 June) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Saturday   8va Corpus Christi (8va of Ss Peter and Paul) - MP - EP - Martyrology.

Huw Richardson wroted this on June 29th, 2013

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At a Memorial Liturgy

Coming in to Pentecost Weekend, my Parish’s Feastday, I was painfully aware of sins. I don’t know if this was the normal “awareness” that we talk about as desirable, but it was very oppressive. Saturday Morning I couldn’t get my mind off of it. In addition to any sexual sins I have to confess – even beyond those you may imagine I have to confess – I am prideful. I am a bully. I hold resentments. These all we floating around my head over and over along with the realization that even if I were to maintain a total vow of chastity from that moment forward I would never be able to escape my ego or the people around me: because, of course, I could be so awesome if people would just go away or else do everything my way.

I didn’t want to go to Confession, and I certainly didn’t want to be there, going to communion. I didn’t want to be there in Church. Of course, Church is the answer here, not the issue. And so singing the memorial liturgy I heard us pray for the departed over and over that God would pardon their sins. I knew – clearly and deeply – that none of us is sinless and all of us require not only God’s mercy, but the prayers of our brethren. This was the meaning of Christian Charity: this Eucharistic prayer, right here, offered for people we love and for people we do not even know, in the mystery of faith,

for those who repose in the faith, forefathers, fathers, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, preachers, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, ascetics, and for every righteous spirit made perfect in faith. Especially for our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever virgin Mary. For Saint John the prophet, forerunner, and baptist; for the holy glorious and most honorable Apostles; for Saint(s) (Name-s), whose memory we commemorate today; and for all Your saints, through whose supplications, O God, bless us. Remember also all who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection unto eternal life. (Here the priest commemorates the names of the deceased.) And grant them rest, our God, where the light of Your countenance shines. Again, we ask You, Lord, remember all Orthodox bishops who rightly teach the word of Your truth, all presbyters, all deacons in the service of Christ, and every one in holy orders. We also offer to You this spiritual worship for the whole world, for the holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, and for those living in purity and holiness. And for all those in public service; permit them, Lord, to serve and govern in peace that through the faithful conduct of their duties we may live peaceful and serene lives in all piety and holiness.

And for all Mankind.

This most universal action is what saves us: the prayer of the Body of Christ – offered in communion with her Lord and Saviour – is the movement towards salvation that pulls us all in and upward. We have to step out of it for it to fail and even when we’re dead and gone it will be offered for us on our behalf, for all mankind.

That is what I needed to hear, let me step deeper into that river, let me swim further up and further in.

Daily Office – Whitsun Week

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The Daily Office Readings, as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicarate, together with the other devotional material.

Huw Richardson wroted this on June 22nd, 2013

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Daily Office – Ascension Sunday

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The Readings for the Daily Office in the Rite of St Tikhon, drawn from the Office Lectionary approved for the Antiochian Archdiocese’s Western Rite Vicarate (AWRV) together with other devotional material drawn from the Monastic Breviary and other sources.

  • Saturday  Within the Octave – (Ss Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia, Mm) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  •  Sunday within the Octave - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Monday  Within the Octave - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Tuesday  St Ephraem, Deac. CD (Within the Octave, Ss Mark & Marcellianus, MM) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Wednesday  Within the Octave - (Ss Gervase & Protase, Mm) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Thursday  Octave Day of the Ascension (St Silverius, PM, Translation of St Edward, KM) - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Friday  Feria - MP - EP - Martyrology.
  • Saturday  Vigil of PentecostMP - EP - Martyrology.

Huw Richardson wroted this on June 16th, 2013

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The American Redefinition of French Marriage (3 of 3)

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In the first couple of posts I pointed out that Marriage was previously a financial institution that the CHurch decided to make use of. St Paul subverted this cultural tradition by urging the couple trapped in this financial bind to grow love towards each other in spite of the situation. In the 12 Century, French artists subverted the (now) religious institution by crafting the idea that “love” was something that happened outside of marriage and creating “romance”. We’ve turned that on its head, insisting that “romance” is the only reason to get married in the first place.

When romance becomes the foundation for marriage, marriage ceases to be the foundation of society and becomes, instead, a way to express something very personal, something that may be good or bad, or even salvific or evil, but it is no longer about the financial and contractual arrangements that hold society together. It is no longer about the alliances of families and the merger of lands and increase of wealth.

Read on…