Saint of The Day



The Month of February  





Sunday February 18th, 2018

1st Sunday in Lent



Psalm 3 [3]
3:2 Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? * many are they who rise up against me.
3:3 Many say to my soul: * There is no salvation for him in his God.
3:4 But thou, O Lord art my protector, * my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
3:5 I have cried to the Lord with my voice: * and he hath heard me from his holy hill.
3:6 I have slept and taken my rest: * and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.
3:7 I will not fear thousands of the people, surrounding me: * arise, O Lord; save me, O my God.
3:8 For thou hast struck all them who are my adversaries without cause: * thou hast broken the teeth of sinners.
3:9 Salvation is of the Lord: * and thy blessing is upon thy people.


Monday February 19th, 2018

First Week of Lent 



Psalm 13 [1]
13:1 The fool hath said in his heart: * there is no God.
13:1 They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: * there is none that doth good, no not one.
13:2 The Lord hath looked down from heaven upon the children of men, * to see if there be any that understand and seek God.
13:3 They are all gone aside, they are become unprofitable together: * there is none that doth good: no not one.
13:3 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they acted deceitfully: * the poison of asps is under their lips.
13:3 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; * their feet are swift to shed blood.
13:3 Destruction and unhappiness in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known: * there is no fear of God before their eyes.
13:4 Shall not all they know that work iniquity, * who devour my people as they eat bread?
13:5 They have not called upon the Lord: * there have they trembled for fear, where there was no fear.
13:6 For the Lord is in the just generation: you have confounded the counsel of the poor man; * but the Lord is his hope.
13:7 Who shall give out of Sion the salvation of Israel? * when the Lord shall have turned away the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.


Tuesday February 20th, 2018

First Week in Lent



Psalm 14 [2]
14:1 Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? * or who shall rest in thy holy hill?
14:2 He that walketh without blemish, * and worketh justice:
14:3 He that speaketh truth in his heart, * who hath not used deceit in his tongue:
14:3 Nor hath done evil to his neighbour: * nor taken up a reproach against his neighbours.
14:4 In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: * but he glorifieth them that fear the Lord:
14:5 He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth not; * He that hath not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent:
14:5 He that doth these things, * shall not be moved for ever.


Wednesday February 21st, 2018

Ember Wednesday



Psalm 16 [3]
16:1 Hear, O Lord, my justice: * attend to my supplication.
16:1 Give ear unto my prayer, * which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.
16:2 Let my judgment come forth from thy countenance: * let thy eyes behold the things that are equitable.
16:3 Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, * thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.
16:4 That my mouth may not speak the works of men: * for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.
16:5 Perfect thou my goings in thy paths: * that my footsteps be not moved.
16:6 I have cried to thee, for thou, O God, hast heard me: * O incline thy ear unto me, and hear my words.
16:7 Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; * thou who savest them that trust in thee.
16:8 From them that resist thy right hand keep me, * as the apple of thy eye.
16:9 Protect me under the shadow of thy wings. * from the face of the wicked who have afflicted me.
16:10 My enemies have surrounded my soul: They have shut up their fat: * their mouth hath spoken proudly.
16:11 They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: * they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.
16:12 They have taken me, as a lion prepared for the prey; * and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.
16:13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him and supplant him; * deliver my soul from the wicked one; thy sword from the enemies of thy hand.


Thursday February 22nd, 2018

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter 



The solemn Feast of today received from our forefathers the name of that of St Peter's Chair at Antioch, because there is a tradition that it was on this day that Peter, first of the Apostles, was enthroned in a Bishop's Chair. Rightly, therefore, do the Churches observe the first day of that Chair, the right to which the Apostle received for the salvation of the Churches from the Lord of the Churches Himself, with the words: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church. It was the Lord Himself Who called Peter the foundation of the Church, and therefore it is right that the Church should reverence this foundation whereon her mighty structure riseth. Justly is it written in the Psalm which we have just heard: Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. Blessed be God, Who hath commanded that the Blessed Apostle Peter should be exalted in the congregation! Worthy to be honoured by the Church is that foundation from which her goodly towers rise, pointing to heaven!


Friday February 23rd, 2018

Ember Friday



Psalm 77(9-16) [2]
77:9 The sons of Ephraim who bend and shoot with the bow: * they have turned back in the day of battle.
77:10 They kept not the covenant of God: * and in his law they would not walk.
77:11 And they forgot his benefits, * and his wonders that he had shewn them.
77:12 Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, * in the field of Tanis.
77:13 He divided the sea and brought them through: * and he made the waters to stand as in a vessel.
77:14 And he conducted them with a cloud by day: * and all the night with a light of fire.
77:15 He struck the rock in the wilderness: * and gave them to drink, as out of the great deep.
77:16 He brought forth water out of the rock: * and made streams run down as rivers.


Saturday February 24th, 2018

Ember Saturday



Psalm 77(1-8) [1]
77:1 Attend, O my people, to my law: * incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
77:2 I will open my mouth in parables: * I will utter propositions from the beginning.
77:3 How great things have we heard and known, * and our fathers have told us.
77:4 They have not been hidden from their children, * in another generation.
77:4 Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, * and his wonders which he hath done.
77:5 And he set up a testimony in Jacob: * and made a law in Israel.
77:5 How great things he commanded our fathers, that they should make the same known to their children: * that another generation might know them.
77:6 The children that should be born and should rise up, * and declare them to their children.
77:7 That they may put their hope in God and may not forget the works of God: * and may seek his commandments.
77:8 That they may not become like their fathers, * a perverse and exasperating generation.
77:8 A generation that set not their heart aright: * and whose spirit was not faithful to God.


Sunday February 25th, 2018

Second Sunday in Lent



Psalm 2 [2]
2:1 Why have the Gentiles raged, * and the people devised vain things?
2:2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, * against the Lord and against his Christ.
2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder: * and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: * and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, * and trouble them in his rage.
2:6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, * preaching his commandment.
2:7 The Lord hath said to me: * Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, * and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9 Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, * and shalt break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
2:10 And now, O ye kings, understand: * receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: * and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, * and you perish from the just way.
2:13 When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, * blessed are all they that trust in him.