Commemoration of Saint Valentine, Martyr February 14 The Lord be with you Today is, of course, Valentine’s Day as well as Ash Wednesday this year. The greeting card companies and florists love it, at least the Valentine part The origins of a day to remember Valentine reaches back to the
Commemoration of Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos February 13 The Lord be with you On the LC-MS liturgical calendar February 13 is the Commemoration of Aquila, Priscilla, and Apollos. It is also recognized by Orthodox congregations for Aquilla and Priscilla (sorry Apollos). Aquila and his wife, Priscilla (Prisca), were Jewish contemporaries
The Lord be with you Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season we use to prepare for Holy Week. The date of Easter moves from year to year and so the date for Ash Wednesday moves also. This year Ash Wednesday, and therefore the beginning of Lent,
Our Epistle lesson for Transfiguration Sunday came from 2 Corinthians. In that reading, St. Paul makes a surprising use of an Old Testament story from the book of Exodus to make his point about the central message of the entire Bible. This message examines Paul’s thought.
Commemoration of Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul February 10 The Lord be with you Timothy had delivered Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians but Silas (also known as Silvanus) delivered his second letter. Apparently Silas had become Paul’s new deputy. He plays an important role in
Commemoration of Jacob (Israel), Patriarch February 5 The Lord be with you February 5 has been set aside to remember Jacob (Israel) on our liturgical calendar. Jacob, the third of the three Hebrew patriarchs, was the younger of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah. After wrestling with the Angel
Feast of The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord February 2 The Lord be with you Many people will be thinking of groundhogs today as they either rejoice or morn over whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees, or does not see, his shadow. The celebration seems to