Tag Archives: Lent

Thy Kingdom Come: Excerpts for Holy Saturday

“This Jesus, who was crucified, who went as weak as a kitten to the cross, has sapped the devil of all his strength. The trickster has been tricked. He ate the fruit that hung from the tree on Calvary, tempted … Continue reading

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Seed Grains of Prayer: A Prayer for Good Friday

“Almighty, eternal God, Who for us hast caused Thy Son to suffer the pains of the cross, that Thou mightest put away the power of the enemy from us, grant so to observe the memory of His suffering that we … Continue reading

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Seed Grains of Prayer: A Prayer for Holy Thursday

“Lord Jesus Christ, Who hast given us the joy of Thy bread to eat and Thy cup to drink in remembrance of Thy sufferings, we pray Thee, enlighten us that by true self-examination we may worthily receive that Sacrament, in … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come: An Excerpt from Maundy Thursday

“The fruit of the tree is on the paten and in the chalice. The angel of death passes over. He has no claim upon us. We belong to God. We bear His watery name. We eat at His table. We … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come: An Excerpt from Ash Wednesday

“Your ashes are smeared today. There is no beauty in them. The world cannot see anything in them but an ugly smudge of dirt and death. But for those with the eyes of faith, they are in the form of … Continue reading

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Starck’s Prayer Book: Preparation for Lent

“Among the early Christians the holy season of Lent was a season of devotion and prayer, and it was spent in special meditations upon the sufferings of Jesus. This custom is observed among Christians to this day. While Satan has induced the … Continue reading

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Antiphon for Psalm 51 for the Triduum

Beginning on Maundy Thursday, there is a special antiphon for Psalm 51, which is sung quietly after each Canticle at Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline during the Triduum. Each day, the length of the antiphon expands until it is … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood Prayer Book: Hymn for Judica (5th Sunday in Lent)

Audio: Listen to Hymn for Judica chanted. Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle, Sing the last, the dread affray; O’er the cross, the victor’s trophy, Sound the high triumphal lay, How, the pains of death enduring, Earth’s Redeemer won the day. … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood Prayer Book: Hymn for Invocavit (1st Sunday in Lent)

Audio sample: Listen to Hymn for Invocavit chanted. O kind Creator, bow Thine ear To mark the cry, to know the tear Before Thy throne of mercy spent In this Thy holy feast of Lent. Our hearts are open, Lord, to Thee: … Continue reading

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Free Download: Solid Declaration Readings as Lent and Easter Bulletin Inserts

Last November, we posted a download of Solid Declaration readings for major feasts and Sundays of the one-year series. Thanks to the efforts of Pr. Erich Fickel, we now offer a free download of these readings formatted as bulletin inserts for each of the … Continue reading

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