Lent and Passion Week Calendar

2022 CALENDAR FOR LENT AND PASSION WEEK

The Lent Meditations are to be done from Thursday, March 3, following Ash Wednesday, through Saturday, April 9, preceding Palm Sunday. The Passion Week Devotions are from Sunday, April 10 through Holy Saturday, April 16.

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:

Mar 2 Ash Wednesday – FAST AND ABSTAIN

 

Mar 3 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.

 

Mar 4 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.

 

Mar 5 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.

 

Mar 6 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 March 6 Sunday Service:

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

 

Mar 7 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.

 

Mar 8 Tues.   Faith is in my acceptance of thy perfect love.

 

Mar 9 Wed.   Faith leads to salvation through love.

 

Mar 10 Thurs.  As a divine fool in faith we step out in selfless action.

 

Mar 11 Fri.    Faith overcometh the world.

 

Mar 12 Sat.    Not my will, oh Father, but thy will be done.

 

Mar 13 Sun.   Oh Father, bring me into harmony that I may perceive thy divine will.

 

Mar 14 Mon.   Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for thy shall be filled.

 

Mar 15 Tues.  To do things my way is to be carnally minded; to do things thy way is the way of Christ.

 

Mar 16 Wed.  I can of my own self do nothing.

 

Mar 17 Thurs. In humility is great power.

 

Mar 18 Fri.   Oh Father, I give myself to thee in service.

 

Mar 19 Sat.   Oh Mother, bring forth my true personality.

 

Mar 20 Sun.  Individuality is but the cloak I wear.

 

Mar 21 Mon. In my patience, oh Lord, do I possess my soul.

 

Mar 22 Tues. Lord Jesus, thou art the redeemer of my soul.

 

Mar 23 Wed. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

 

Mar 24 Thurs. Great is the soul of him who serves the least among men.

 

Mar 25 Fri. I shall know the truth and the truth shall set me free.

 

Mar 26 Sat. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

 

Five Days of Silence: Sunday March 27 through Thursday March 31

Mar 27 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 28 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 29 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 30 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 31 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.

 

Apr 1 Fri.  Purge this branch, oh Father, that it may bring forth thy good fruit.

 

Apr 2 Sat. I seek thy face in purity all the days of my life.

 

Apr 3 Sun. It is through giving with pure intent that we receive life.

 

Apr 4 Mon. Oh glorious Father, thy presence releases me from all negation that I may live in thy glory.

 

Apr 5 Tues. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

 

Apr 6 Wed. Oh Father, make pure my sacrifice as I offer it to thee.

 

Apr 7 Thurs. Through the life which permeates my being, guide my actions to be free and freeing.

 

Apr 8 Fri. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

 

Apr 9 Sat. Oh Lord, make me a channel of thy grace.

 

Passion Week Devotions

Apr 10 Palm Sun. At the end of Communion Service the Altar is dismantled. Eternal Flame remains lit.

 

Apr 11 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.

 

Apr 12 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.

 

Apr 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 Holy Sat. No Communion. Morning prayers in silence. SILENCE all day. Mid-day meditation on Christos for 15 minutes. Evening prayer in silence.

 

Apr 17 Easter Sun.