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N018 – Palm Sunday (6th of Lent), Holy Week, & Easter

We are about to enter into the celebration of the most important week of the Christian year. From the very beginning of the Church, the Christians in Palestine commemorated the events of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection by visiting the places where these events occurred. As the liturgical services of the Church developed over time, … Continue reading N018 – Palm Sunday (6th of Lent), Holy Week, & Easter →


N014 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

3rd Sunday in Lent Collect: We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty, to be our defense against all our enemies. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord, etc. The Introit. Ps. 25:14-15. (v 23-26) (Oculi mei) Mine eyes are … Continue reading N014 – 3rd Sunday in Lent →


N015 – 4th Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent Laetare Sunday The Collect: Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may be mercifully relieved. Through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who, etc. The Introit. Isaiah 66:10-11 (v 23-26) (Laetare) Rejoice, O … Continue reading N015 – 4th Sunday in Lent →


N013 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

The Introit. Ps. 25:5-6. (v 23-26) (Reminiscere) Call to remembrance thy tender mercies, O Lord, and thy loving kindnesses which have been ever of old: O let not our enemies triumph over us: deliver us, O God of Israel out of all our troubles. Ps. 25:1. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my … Continue reading N013 – 2nd Sunday of Lent →


N012 – 1st Sunday of Lent

1st Sunday of Lent Collect: O Lord, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who lives and reignest with … Continue reading N012 – 1st Sunday of Lent →


N011 – Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday The Introit. Wisdom 11:22-23. (v 23-26) (Misereris omnis) Thou hast mercy upon all, O Lord, and hatest nothing that thou hast created: and winkest at the sins of men, because they should amend and sparest them: for thou art the Lord our God. Ps.57:1. (v 1) In thee, O Lord, have I put … Continue reading N011 – Ash Wednesday →