Lectionary Mon 15th April

It is the Monday before Easter. Six sleeps to Easter Sunday: A prayer for today from the Orthodox Church (who probably say we’ve got the dates wrong).

Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling allthings, treasury of good things and giver oflife: come; take Your abode in us; cleanse us ofevery stain, and save our souls, O Good one.

Seraphem Dedes, BrideGroom Service Monday Evening.

In this week, there will be much error proclaimed in the media. Most media is not worth your attention: it no longer reports the news — even the business press, whose entire reason for existence is to give firm intelligence for investors — and instead reports emotions and error.

Instead we shoud focus on Christ. Let social media not be a vector into our lives, but a means by which we influence others for good. The Mainsteram media deserve nothing.

For they no longer know their high priest.

11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,[a] he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining[b] eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially uncl Theean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!
15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

Hebrews 9:11-15