O Lord God, who dost dispense thy healing power through the service of doctors, nurses, and all who tend the sick; grant to thy servants wisdom, skill, sympathy, and patience; and send thy blessing on all those who labour to prevent suffering and sickness, and to forward thy purposes of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
All services this year will be live-streamed in this Website and in our Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/holyguardianangelsfl.org/ )
This Sunday Palm Sunday that there will be drive-up Holy Communion and distribution of palms.
We have some links for the following Holy Guardian sites on YOUtube, Vimeo, Instagram that include Stations of the Cross, prayers by Deacon Dan Henderson, and a Palm Sunday Mass.
Since we are all are in “stay at home order” by government authorities we hope to film Benediction, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. I will advise you as to the service times, though I cannot encourage you to attend and it will be limited attendance. I will have Easter Mass for those who wish to attend, again I must urge you not to attend, and I must limit the number. Mass will be in the chapel at 8 am in the morning on Easter Day. Please consider the alternative of watching the video online as stated I do not encourage to attend and we all must be concerned as to our health and welfare.
Litany for Church Growth, Almighty God, eternal Father, grant to thy Church in all the world unity and peace. Where it is persecuted for thy name, strengthen it; and enable it to proclaim thy Gospel to all nations, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Bless the bishops and all ministers of thy Church, (* especially Mark our bishop) that they with all who serve thy Church may faithfully tend thy flock, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Bless those who rule the nations of the world, that we may have peace; and especially . . . , our President, and all in authority in this land, that they may govern us in justice and truth, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Direct and prosper agriculture, industry and commerce, and grant to all engaged therein that they may work together in justice and brotherhood, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant thy blessing to our homes, that love and purity may flourish, and our children and youth be reared in reverence for thy holy name, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant to all who teach, and influence the minds of men, and to all who learn and hear, the light of thy Holy Spirit, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Heal the sick (* especially . . . ) and help all who minister to them. Defend the traveller, comfort the sorrowful, aid those who are in trouble, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Bless all who are gathered here to worship thee; all our absent brethren (* especially . . . ) and all catechumens of thy Church, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant to all unbelievers (* especially those who do not have Our Lord Jesus in their hearts and those separated from thy Church, that their ears and their hearts may be opened, and that they may turn to thee, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Rejoicing in the Communion of Saints, we give thanks to thee for all thine elect who have departed this life in thy faith. Grant that, with them, we may rejoice in thine eternal glory, we beseech thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant these petitions, O Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Let us pray to our Father in heaven.
That his Church may be granted unity, and that all nations may have peace: let us pray to the Lord. Hear us O Lord.
For the ministers of the Church, and for all the faithful: let us pray to the Lord. Hear us O Lord.
For the rulers of the nations, and especially for our President and his ministers: let us pray to the Lord. Hear us O Lord.
For all in danger, for the sick, for the needy and the sorrowful, that they may be delivered: let us pray to the Lord. Hear us O Lord.
That, together with all who have departed in the Lord (*especially . . . ) we may rejoice in the glory of his heavenly kingdom: let us pray to the Lord. Hear us O Lord.
Or: Almighty God, merciful Father, who hast commanded intercessions to be made for all men, we pray thee to direct thy holy Church, that it may abide and grow in unity and in its witness throughout the world, and that our faith may increase. Grant we beseech thee, that we may dwell in peace and have thy blessing in our work. Give grace to our government, that it may lead us aright, and that evil may not overtake us. Be thou the helper of all in need, sickness and distress. Grant that, together with all who have departed in the Lord (* especially . . . ), we may rejoice in the glory of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant these things, O Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Every December 25th Christians begin to celebrate the twelve days of Christmastide. But with so many ornaments, Santa Claus’, and presents, it can be easy to forget about Christmas’ true meaning. Christmas was never meant to cause such anxiety and greed. In reality, Christmas is about the gift God gave to the world, to each of us. Jesus Christ was born over 2,000 years ago in fulfillment of God’s promise to bless all nations through the seed of Abraham. The invitation of Christmas is to receive that blessing as we worship the child who grew up to die for the sin of the world. Traditionally, the Church has celebrated three ways Christ has been born. First, eternally in the Word or Logos of the Father. Second, naturally from the Virgin Mary’s womb. Third, mystically in the souls of all who put their faith in him. As we celebrate the birth of our savior each year, may we all experience great joy and renewal as Christ is born anew in each one of us!
Christmastide is the liturgical season that spans from the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord (which we commonly call Christmas day, Dec. 25) to Epiphany Eve (Jan. 5, commonly called Twelfth Night—yes, like the Shakespeare play). Here are the 12 days.
Sure, you’ve heard the song, but did you know that the “12 days of Christmas” actually start on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and go until the day before Epiphany (Jan. 5) This mini-season of the Church calendar is also known as “Christmastide”!
So, December 25 is the first day of Christmas. December 26 is the second day. And so on, until the twelfth day of Christmas on January 5, followed by the feast of the Epiphany on January 6!
OKTOBERFEST / FIESTA DE OTOÑO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 at 6 pm Come for the food, the music, and the fun! and while you are enjoying your dinner and some great Parish fellowship, check out our Raffle.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour
Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully
grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made
partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Philippians ii. 5.
LET this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon
him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found
in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even
the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given
him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.
The Gospel. St. Matthew xxvii. 1.
WHEN the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; and set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.