Archive for February, 2010

Second Sunday of Lent

Posted in Lent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28. February 2010 by zaK

+St Luke:

Just at this time some Pharisees came up, ‘Go away’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you .’  He replied, ‘You may go & give that fox this message: learn that today & tomorrow I cast out devils and on the third day attain my end. But for today & tomorrow and the next day I must go on, since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem.

the western wall

‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:

Blessings on him + who comes in the name of the Lord!’

MLK & Gandhi-ji

*Psalm  27

Second Saturday of Lent

Posted in Uncategorized on 27. February 2010 by zaK

Nuestra Señora de Socorro

Second Friday of Lent

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via crucis

+Alexander of Alexandria

Melchizedek, priest of God Most High + 25 February

Posted in Lent with tags , , , on 25. February 2010 by zaK

Melchizedek meets Father Abraham

The king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). And מלכי-צדק Melchizedek King of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said,

‘Blessed be Abram by El Elyon
maker of heaven and earth;
and blessed be El Elyon,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’

And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.

Psalm CX

YHWH said unto my Lord *
Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

YHWH shall send the rod of thy power out of Zion *
be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.

In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship *
the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.

The Lord sware, and will not repent *
Thou art a Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord upon thy right hand *
shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen; he shall fill the places with the dead bodies *
and smite in sunder the heads over divers countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way *
therefore shall he lift up his head.

Matthias, apostle + 24. February

Posted in Lent with tags , on 24. February 2010 by zaK

In God’s design it fell upon thee

to assume the place of the unfortunate

Judas Iscariot

who betrayed his Master.

Thou warest selected by

the twofold sign–  thy

uprightness of Life

& the Voice of Holy Ghost.

Obtain the Grace

for us to keep

the same uprightness of Life;

to be called

by the self-same Ghost

wholeheartedly bound to the

holiest dogmata

of Mother Church.

After a life of zeal & good works

let us be ushered into thy company

in heaven, forever singing

the Hymn of Father, Son,

and Holy Ghost.


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+St Quivox

Polycarp of Smyrna, bishop & martyr + 23.February

Posted in Lent with tags , , on 23. February 2010 by zaK

Holy, glorious & right victorious

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles,
you became a successor to their throne.
Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation,
O inspired one of God;
by teaching the word of truth without error,
you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood.
Hieromartyr Polycarp, entreat Christ-God to save our souls.

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+Peter Damian

+Serenus the Gardener

Frederick Douglass, abolitionist + 22.February (transferred)

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Lion of Anacostia

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+Blessed Isabelle of France

+Margaret of Cortona

The Feast of the Chair