Tag Archives: Martyr

2nd Holiday of Christmas commemorating the 1st martyr of the church: St. Stephen

Watchword: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to … Continue reading

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Day of the Holy Innocents

Watchword Psalm 116: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. (15.17) Introit Psalm 124: If it had not been … Continue reading

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Matins in the morning

Here is today’s sermon held during Matins on Acts 12:18-25 for you to read:Ac12,18-25 Matins or to listen to:   

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Childermas or Holy Innocents

Psalm 116 verses 15 and 17: “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints… I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.”

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 26th December 2014 (2nd Christmas Day: Holiday of St. Stephens)

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters.” (Isaiah 55,1) and He who was seated on the throne said: “To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.” (Revelation 21:5-6)  More than anything … Continue reading

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Childermas or holy Innocents: 28th December

Again – and in the space of only two days in this festive season of the high holidays of Christmas – the holy Christian Church commemorates the death of holy martyrs, who were killed for Jesus Christ’s sake. Two days … Continue reading

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Holiday of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church

Today on the 2nd of the high holidays of Christmas the Christian Church commemorates the death of its first martyr St. Stephen, which is recorded in Acts chapter 7. In the sight of this harsh end, we confess with words … Continue reading

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