August 15, 2022     8:27 am
146. Week of First Sunday after Easter - Friday
All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go, therefore, and teach all nations,
          All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go, therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.   Mathew 28:18-20
          Chiefly in Galilee the Lord, by many infallible proofs, as He had promised them, showed His disciples that He was risen and alive. There He finally appointed a certain mountain where they should witness a great manifestation of Himself. And when they had assembled there, and probably more than 500 disciples with them, they saw Jesus. And they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus spoke to them the royal words found at the head of this lesson: Christ the Crucified has been raised and thus exalted by the Father, so that He, the Son of Man, has all divine power in heaven and on earth. But it is the will of Him who has redeemed all men with His blood to bring all men to salvation through faith in Him. Therefore He commands His believers of all times to carry the Gospel to all men, and to make disciples of all who believe in Him, through Baptism. Through Baptism we are brought into the gracious communion of the Holy Trinity, in whose midst is Jesus, for He is the Son. And the disciples of Jesus were to hear, learn, and observe every word which He had commanded His Apostles, and which they have expounded to us in their writings by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And Jesus is with His own always, even to the end of the world. He is with our testimony of Him, to strengthen it; with our faith in Him, to keep us steadfast; He is with us in life and death.- This is the royal decree of the risen Lord to His disciples of all times and all places. Whoever disregards this cannot be His disciple.
          PRAYER: - Omnipotent Lord and Saviour, true God with the Father and the Holy Spirit, King and Lord of Your beloved congregation which You have purchased with Your blood and sanctified with Your Spirit: I give thanks to You that You have made me, unworthy though I am, Your disciple. Grant that, obedient to Your command, I may diligently, so far as in me lies, proclaim Your Word and Gospel to all mankind. And always be with me, according to Your promise, until, finally, I shall come to You in Your heavenly kingdom. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     8:27 am