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St. Patrick’s Breastplate – Invocation

Today I gird myself with a mighty power,Invocation of the Trinity.Belief in the threeness, affirmation of the oneness.In the Creator’s presence. Note – The entire prayer can be found here – https://stbrendanschurch.org/st-patricks-breastplate-1/ As the Celt prays this caim, she physically turns in a circle, so that her body joins her voice and mind in prayer. A…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St Patrick’s Breastplate – Faeth Fiada (The Deer’s Cry)Translation by John Carey Stanza 1Today I gird myself with a mighty power,Invocation of the Trinity.Belief in the threeness, affirmation of the oneness.In the Creator’s presence. Stanza 2Today I gird myselfWith the power of Christ’s birth together with his baptism,With the power of his crucifixion together with…

Good Friday Homily

Good Friday – Jn 18:1-19:37 Almighty God, we beseech you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for…

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday – John 13:1-15 Almighty Father, whose most dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it in thankful remembrance of Jesus Christ our Savior, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives…

Wednesday of Holy Week

Wednesday of Holy Week (Matthew 26:1-5,14-25 – Judas the Betrayer) Collect – Assist us mercifully with your grace, Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts by which you have promised us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with…

Tuesday of Holy Week

Tuesday of Holy Week – Mark 11:15-19Collect – O Lord our God, whose blessed Son gave his back to be whipped and did not hide his face from shame and spitting: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our…

Monday of Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week – Jesus at Bethany with Martha, Mary, and Lazarus (John 12:1-11)Collect – Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it…