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Monday in Holy Week (2024)

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(NOTE: During Holy Week, in order to encourage thoughtful meditation on each day's Scripture lesson, I only going to present the reading and the collect for the day without my own comments. It is important to note that these readings do not attempt to present a chronology of the events of Holy Week. Historically, the Church has not read . . .

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March 25, 2024

Palm Sunday (2024)

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Almighty and Everlasting God, Who hast sent Thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon Him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience, and also be made partakers of His resurrection; . . .

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March 24, 2024

fifth Sunday in Lent (2024)

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We beseech Thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon Thy people, that by Thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common Service . . .

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March 17, 2024

fourth Sunday in Lent (2024)

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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 mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common Service . . .

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March 10, 2024

third Sunday in Lent (2024)

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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 defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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March 03, 2024

second Sunday in Lent (2024)

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O GOD, Who seest that of ourselves we have no strength; Keep us both outwardly and inwardly; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, . . .

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February 25, 2024

first Sunday in Lent (2024)

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O LORD, mercifully hear our prayer, and stretch forth the right hand of Thy Majesty to defend us from them that rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

--Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church

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February 18, 2024

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