Lent and Passion Week Calendar

2021 CALENDAR FOR LENT AND PASSION WEEK

The Lent Meditations are to be done from Thursday, February 18, following Ash Wednesday, through Saturday, March 27, preceding Palm Sunday. The Passion Week Devotions are from Sunday, March 28 through Holy Saturday, April 3.

Lent Meditations

Morning Meditation each day: 

Oh glorious Father, reveal within me the mystery of our holy Mother Mary.

 

Noon Meditation each day:

Oh thou great Master Jesus – channel of light

 

Evening Meditations:

Feb 17 Ash Wednesday – FAST AND ABSTAIN

 

Feb 18 Thurs.  For the earth is now in the ashes of ruin, the sins committed since our Lord Jesus was on earth in a human body. The renaissance of war and pestilence and unbelief.  Oh Father, we look forward to the fullness of the atonement that our Lord will obtain for us.  As we again go through the great reality of the journey to Calvary.

 

Feb 19 Fri.  We look now upon the greatness of the world, creation of God the Father.  We look out upon the astounding universe with eyes unblinking and face unblanched. To ignore no longer truth and fear no fact. We are now ready at all times to recast all our opinions to the glory of God. We are ready to enter the crucible of purification which to experience new gifts of the spirit. Not building hope on hope alone but hope on a firmer foundation.

 

Feb 20 Sat. To forgive, without seeking forgiveness. To love and keep affection in the face of misunderstanding. I vow to set my thoughts upon things I value and spend my strength in the fulfillment of noble purpose. To reverence the reverences of others rather than what they revere.

 

Feb 21 Sun. To be alert to all nature’s pageantry of beauty though we may dwell amid city’s clamor. I vow to get the most out of life and give the most of what I receive. To be sincerely faithful to responsibilities so that all may cherish honor above indulgence.

 

Benediction for Feb 21 Sunday Service:

May the faith that makes faithful, the hope that endures and the love that triumphs be with us always. Amen, Amen, Amen.

 

Feb 22 Mon. I seek service above gain, that I may leave this world enriched by a treasure of kindly deeds and a memory of love; this is my aspiration and ideal.

 

Feb 23 Tues.   Faith is in my acceptance of thy perfect love.

 

Feb 24 Wed.   Faith leads to salvation through love.

 

Feb 25 Thurs.  As a divine fool in faith we step out in selfless action.

 

Feb 26 Fri.    Faith overcometh the world.

 

Feb 27 Sat.    Not my will, oh Father, but thy will be done.

 

Feb 28 Sun.   Oh Father, bring me into harmony that I may perceive thy divine will.

 

Mar 1 Mon.   Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for thy shall be filled.

 

Mar 2 Tues.  To do things my way is to be carnally minded; to do things thy way is the way of Christ.

 

Mar 3 Wed.  I can of my own self do nothing.

 

Mar 4 Thurs. In humility is great power.

 

Mar 5 Fri.   Oh Father, I give myself to thee in service.

 

Mar 6 Sat.   Oh Mother, bring forth my true personality.

 

Mar 7 Sun.  Individuality is but the cloak I wear.

 

Mar 8 Mon. In my patience, oh Lord, do I possess my soul.

 

Mar 9 Tues. Lord Jesus, thou art the redeemer of my soul.

 

Mar 10 Wed. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

 

Mar 11 Thurs. Great is the soul of him who serves the least among men.

 

Mar 12 Fri. I shall know the truth and the truth shall set me free.

 

Mar 13 Sat. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

 

Five Days of Silence: Sunday March 14 through Thursday March 18

Mar 14 Sun. For the earth is now in the ashes of ruin, the sins committed since our Lord Jesus was on earth in a human body. The renaissance of war and pestilence and unbelief.  Oh Father, we look forward to the fullness of the atonement that our Lord will obtain for us.  As we again go through the great reality of the journey to Calvary.

Mar 15 Mon. We look now upon the greatness of the world, creation of God the Father. We look out upon the astounding universe with eyes unblinking and face unblanched. To ignore no longer truth and fear no fact. We are now ready at all times to recast all our opinions to the glory of God. We are ready to enter the crucible of purification which to experience new gifts of the Spirit. Not building hope on hope alone but hope on a firmer foundation.

Mar 16 Tues. To forgive, without seeking forgiveness. To love and keep affection in the face of misunderstanding. I vow to set my thoughts upon things I value and spend my strength in the fulfillment of noble purpose. To reverence the reverences of others rather than what they revere.

Mar 17 Wed. To be alert to all nature’s pageantry of beauty though we may dwell amid city’s clamor. I vow to get the most out of life and give the most of what I receive. To be sincerely faithful to responsibilities so that all may cherish honor above indulgence.

Mar 18 Thurs. I seek service above gain, that I may leave this world enriched by a treasure of kindly deeds and a memory of love, this is my aspiration and ideal.

 

Mar 19 Fri.  Purge this branch, oh Father, that it may bring forth thy good fruit.

 

Mar 20 Sat. I seek thy face in purity all the days of my life.

 

Mar 21 Sun. It is through giving with pure intent that we receive life.

 

Mar 22 Mon. Oh glorious Father, thy presence releases me from all negation that I may live in thy glory.

 

Mar 23 Tues. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

 

Mar 24 Wed. Oh Father, make pure my sacrifice as I offer it to thee.

 

Mar 25 Thurs. Through the life which permeates my being, guide my actions to be free and freeing.

 

Mar 26 Fri. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

 

Mar 27 Sat. Oh Lord, make me a channel of thy grace.

 

Passion Week Devotions

Mar 28 Palm Sun. At the end of Communion Service the Altar is dismantled. Eternal Flame remains lit.

 

Mar 29 Mon. No Communion. Morning prayers. Gospel John 12: 1-9. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer and meditation on compassion and beatification of Mary for the loss of her son.

 

Mar 30 Tues. No Communion. Morning prayers. Gospel Mark 14: 32-72, Mark 15: 1-46. The story of our redemption. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer and meditation on compassion and beatification of Mary for the loss of her son.

 

Mar 31 Wed. No Communion. Morning prayers. Gospel Luke 22: 39-71, Luke 23: 1-53. The story of our redemption. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer and meditation on compassion and beatification of Mary for the loss of her son.

 

Apr 1 Shrove Thurs. – Lord’s supper. No Communion. Morning prayers. Gospel John 13: 1-15. Washing of the feet. 1 Cor. 11: 20-32. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer and meditation on compassion and beatification of Mary for the loss of her son. Closing evening prayer – 23 Psalm.

 

Apr 2 Good Fri. – Passion and death. No Communion. Morning prayers. Gospel John 18: 1-40, John 19: 1-42. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer and meditation on compassion and beatification of Mary for the loss of her son.

 

Apr 3 Holy Sat. No Communion. Morning prayers in silence. SILENCE all day. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer in silence.

 

Apr 4 Easter Sun.