Not with Gold, Not with Silver, but with Blood from the Side of the Savior

By the shedding of the Blood of Christ our Lord, peace has been established in heaven and earth. Truly precious is the Covenant of peace, which was made by the offering of that holy Blood! Not with gold, not with silver, not with gems or pearls, but with the blood that poured from the side … Continue reading Not with Gold, Not with Silver, but with Blood from the Side of the Savior

Deliver Us from Every Evil

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. Source: Roman Rite This prayer is called the “embolism,” a word for … Continue reading Deliver Us from Every Evil

You Sent Your Son

Almighty and eternal God, in your tender love towards humanity you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ to take on himself our flesh and to suffer death on the cross. Grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through your Son, Jesus … Continue reading You Sent Your Son

Good Friday Anthem (3)

O Savior of the world,by your cross and precious blood you have redeemed us:Save us and help us, O Lord. Source: From the Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, The Book of Common Prayer (U. S., 1979), p. 282. Variant: O Savior of the world,who by your cross and precious blood did redeem us:Help, save, pity, and … Continue reading Good Friday Anthem (3)

The Reproaches

The Reproaches or Improperia are a series of antiphons and responses sung in Good Friday liturgies, usually in the afternoon. They first appeared in the ninth century. There are many different versions of the Reproaches with different verses. What is presented below is a shorter and possibly earlier version. O my people, what have I done … Continue reading The Reproaches

Your Compassion is Boundless

Almighty, merciful God, heavenly Father, your compassion is boundless. You are patient, gracious, and are rich in love and faithfulness. You forgive rebellion, trespasses and sin. We have sinned and have become evil, and have often angered you. Against you alone have we sinned and done evil in your sight. But Lord, do not think … Continue reading Your Compassion is Boundless

Litany of the Nativity

Lord, have mercy.Christ, have mercy.Lord, have mercy. God, loving Father, you sent your one and only Son, have mercy.Jesus Christ, you are the Word who became flesh to save the world, have mercy.Holy Spirit, you connect us to the love and power of God with your Word, have mercy. Holy Trinity, splendor and majesty are … Continue reading Litany of the Nativity

You Have No Pleasure in the Death of the Wicked

O almighty, eternal and merciful God, by your beloved Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you have established the kingdom of grace for us in your holy Church on earththat we might believe the forgiveness of our sins. Since you are a God who has no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but … Continue reading You Have No Pleasure in the Death of the Wicked

A Litany for Peace

Good God,gracious Father,creator of us all,have mercy on us. O Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man,our brother,have mercy on us. True Spirit,moving over us,Lord and giver of life,have mercy on us. Look at our world, broken by sin.Look at our hearts, broken in grief.Look at our minds, shaken in confusion.Have mercy on us. … Continue reading A Litany for Peace

Litany of the Ascension

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Jesus, King of … Continue reading Litany of the Ascension