We’ve updated our listing of ANGLICAN Lenten resources

March 18, 2012

Anyone reading the blog for the past week or so will know that I (Karen) have been on a mission to compile an updated and much more comprehensive listing of explicitly ANGLICAN Lenten resources.   As I’ve scoured the web and various blogrolls, I’ve been finding some very nice sites and resources. 

I’ve updated the listing again tonight.

You can find the updated compilation of specifically ANGLICAN Lenten resources for 2012 here.  (You can also browse our “Anglican Heritage” category)

More Anglican resources coming in the days ahead.  Stay tuned!

St. Patrick – A Creed

March 18, 2012

I had hoped to post this on Friday or Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day, but did not get much time online either day, so did not do any blogging.

Christine Sine at Godspace blog last week posted an excellent entry with St. Patrick’s creeds and additional prayers of his beyond the famous “breastplate prayer” (the Lorica).

Here is one Creed attributed to St. Patick (from his Confessions)

There is no other God,
nor ever was, nor will be,
than God the Father unbegotten,
without beginning,
from whom is all beginning,
the Lord of the universe,
as we have been taught;
and His son Jesus Christ,
whom we declare to have always
been with the Father, spiritually and
ineffably begotten by the Father
before the beginning of the world,
before all beginning;and by Him are made all things
visible and invisible.
He was made man, and,
having defeated death,
was received into heaven by the Father;

and He hath given Him all
power over all names in heaven,
on earth, and under the earth,
and every tongue shall confess
to Him that Jesus Christ is Lord and God,
in whom we believe, and whose advent
we expect soon to be,
judge of the living and of the dead,
who will render to every man
according to his deeds; and

He has poured forth upon us
abundantly the Holy Spirit,
the gift and pledge of immortality,
who makes those who believe
and obey sons of God and
joint heirs with Christ;
and Him do we confess and adore,
one God in the Trinity of the Holy Name.

There is a second Creed and links to several prayers of St. Patick at Godspace.

The Cradle of Prayer – Daily ANGLICAN Prayer services online

March 18, 2012

My friend and blogging colleague Jill has in the past linked this site, but it never made it’s way onto our sidebar or into my own “mental” blogroll.

But this is a great site for daily Anglican prayer services (audio files)


Take some time to browse and discover the great resources here!

[This IS now linked on our sidebar under prayer resources]

John 6:4-13

March 18, 2012

Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lifted up his eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” (John 6:4-9)
      A word received: I long for my people to look to me for help in their time of need.

      Jesus, thank you that when our resources are insuffictient you can open the floodgates of heaven for us.

Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks he distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. (John 6:10-11)
      Jesus, thank you for showing us over and over again that you are sufficient for every situation.

So when they were filled, he said to his disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. (John 6:12-13)
      Jesus, please gather up the fragments of my life so that nothing is lost and I can be made whole and complete in you. Thank you.

A word received: Rejoice with Me.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 48:8-22: Rom. 8:11-25: John 6:27-40
HC: John 6:4-15; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Chronicles 36:14-23; Psalm 122
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Gen. 49:1-28: 1 Cor. 10:14-11:1: Mark 7:24-37

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16).

***** Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      From the West country, Devon, England, where I was brought up there was a saying, “There’s nowt stranger than folk…” scooting through a crowded airport on a mobility scooter is quite the lark! It is just amazing how people react to issues of mobility… or not! I am learning so much. There is much to learn. Bit like salmon swimming up a river, all intent on the destination! Fascinating actually. If only they all had a focus on the Lord! Still, life is fun and interesting. Smiling as I write this. Pray for the salmon.
~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+
      Ps. Making friends with the staff at Albany airport, they all recognize me as I am there so often! Lots of ministry opportunities. Now they know how to deal with mobility issues and the salmon!

***** St. Patrick’s Breastplate [Note vs 6 & 7 which are omitted from the Hymnal.]
1. I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same
The Three in One and One in Three.

2. I bind this day to me forever
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in Jordan river,
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom
I bind unto myself today.

3. I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of cherubim;
The sweet ‘Well done’ in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
The Patriarchs’ prayers, the prophets’ scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord
And purity of virgin souls.

4. I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the star lit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea
Around the old eternal rocks.

5. I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

6. Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility
I bind to me these holy powers.

7. Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

8. Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

9. I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

Albany Intercessor

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