Lent feels as though it has slipped through my fingers, and I'm guessing that's a feeling to which you all can relate. Sunday will be the Fifth Sunday in Lent. I'm thankful a number of you have found the broadcasting of the liturgy from the National Cathedral edifying in the absence of our regular liturgies. One of the things I'm missing most about not being together is coffee hour. Therefore, this Sunday at 9:30 a.m., I am inviting you to our "Virtual Coffee Hour" via Zoom. We will be able to have a video conference-type phone call. Check your weekly email for details.
The Great Litany Supplication
Joseph and Scott have recorded praying the Great Litany and the Supplication for your use at any time and is posted on YouTube, so that you can pray it with us.
You may wish to pray along and offer your responses by following The Great Litany in the Book of Common Prayer. The Great Litany was first used in 1544 by order of King Henry VIII at at time when England was at war with Scotland and France. It has been modified over time but still used in times of national distress ever since. and the rubrics for the Supplication specifically note for use at a time of "national anxiety".
COVID-19 (Corona virus) UPDATE
On Sunday Morning - All activities and services have been canceled BUT check your email to join our virtual coffee hour before the the Washington National Cathedral's service at 11:15. If you miss their service you may view it on YouTube.
Scripture Lessons for 3/29/2020
- The Psalm 130 (BCP, p. 784)
- The First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14
- The Second Lesson: Romans 8:6-11
- The Gospel: John 11:1-45
The 2020 Liturgical Calendar is the gateway to all lessons and psalms for each day.
If you don't have a copy of the Book of Common Prayer at home, find it online!