Archive for May 2013

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Squirrels, Turtles, and Wildflowers   1 comment

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Above:  A Squirrel, Circa 1913

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99614467/)

Reproduction  Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-01742

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Creative God, thank you for all that is delightful and beautiful in nature.

Thank you in particular for squirrels, who dart about so adorably;

for turtles, who go about their lives so deliberately;

and for wildflowers, which decorate hills and fields so nicely,

creating a multicolored landscape to see.

Thank you for all blessings, of course,

but now, especially for those three.  Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 26, 2013 COMMON ERA

TRINITY SUNDAY:  THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, YEAR C

THE FEAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

THE FEAST OF SAINT PHILIP NERI, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

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http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/a-prayer-of-thanksgiving-for-squirrels-turtles-and-wildflowers/

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A Prayer for Memorial Day (U.S.A.)   3 comments

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Above:  Memorial Day, 1923

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/npc2007008661/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-npcc-08662

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Loving God, we mourn those who have died in wars.

May we cease to cause needless deaths,

and may those necessary deaths occur only in the service of justice and freedom,

so that so many future deaths in that cause will prove unnecessary.

In the name of Jesus, who conquered death;

who came to serve and not to be served;

who lived, died, and rose again for the redemption of generations not yet born;

and whose ethical teachings challenge us still.  Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 26, 2013 COMMON ERA

TRINITY SUNDAY:  THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, YEAR C

THE FEAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

THE FEAST OF SAINT PHILIP NERI, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

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http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/a-prayer-for-memorial-day-u-s-a/

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Ascension of Christ   Leave a comment

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Above:  Design Drawing for a Stained-Glass Window, “Ascension”

Created by J. & R. Lamb Studios Between 1950 and 1990

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/LAMB2006001404/)

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A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/a-hymn-of-glory-let-us-sing/

O Sing With Exultation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/o-sing-with-exultation/

Ascension Day Prayers of Confession:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/ascension-day-prayers-of-confession/

Alleluia!  Sing to Jesus:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/alleluia-sing-to-jesus/

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/hail-the-day-that-sees-him-rise/

See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/see-the-conqueror-mounts-in-triumph/

The Lord Ascendeth Up On High:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-lord-ascendeth-up-on-high/

Rise, Glorious Conqueror, Rise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/rise-glorious-conqueror-rise/

Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/lift-up-your-heads-ye-mighty-gates/

Thou Hast Gone Up Again:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-hast-gone-up-again/

Lo! God to Heaven Ascendeth:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/lo-god-to-heaven-ascendeth/

Draw Us To Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/draw-us-to-thee/

Thou Art Gone Up On High:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/thou-art-gone-up-on-high/

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Posted May 14, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Easter 2000s

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The Lord Ascendeth Up On High   2 comments

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Above:  Dome of Ascension, Olivet, Between 1934 and 1939

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004005188/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-03258

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927)

Words by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  The Lord ascendeth up on high,

The Lord hath triumphed gloriously,

In power and might excelling;

The grave and hell are captive led,

Lo! He returns, our glorious Head,

To His eternal dwelling.

2.  The heavens with joy receive their Lord,

By saints, by angel hosts adored;

O day of exultation!

O earth, adore thy glorious King!

His rising, His ascension sing

With grateful adoration!

3.  Our great High Priest hath gone before,

Now on His Church His grace to pour,

And still His love He giveth:

O may our hearts to Him ascend;

May all within us upward tend

To Him who ever liveth!

Christopher Wordsworth   Leave a comment

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Above:  Lincoln Cathedral, Circa 1901

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994024477/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D428-840

Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885) was the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln from 1868 until his death.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/feast-of-christopher-wordsworth-march-20/

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See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/see-the-conqueror-mounts-in-triumph/

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Hearts and Voices Heavenward Raise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/alleluia-alleluia-hearts-and-voices-heavenward-raise/

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See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph   2 comments

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Above:  The Ascension

Image Created the N. Currier firm between 1835 and 1856

Image Source = Library of Congress

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940 (1943), of The Episcopal Church

Words (1862) by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885), Anglican Bishop of Lincoln (1868-1885)

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1.  See the Conqueror mounts in triumph;

See the King in royal state,

Riding on the clouds, his chariot,

To his heavenly place gate!

Hark! the choirs of angel voices

Joyful alleluias sing,

And the portals high are lifted

To receive their heavenly King.

2.  He who on the cross did suffer,

He who from the grave arose,

He has vanquished sin and Satan;

He by death has spoiled his foes.

While he lifts his hands in blessing,

He is parted from his friends;

While their eager eyes behold him,

He upon the clouds ascends.

3.  Thou hast raise our human nature

On the clouds to God’s right hand:

There we sit in heavenly places,

There with thee in glory stand.

Jesus reigns, adored by angels;

Man with God is on the throne;

Mighty Lord, in thine ascension,

We by faith behold our own.

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise   1 comment

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Above:  The Ascension of Christ

Image Created Circa 1873

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003670200/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-01968

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words (1739), by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  Hail the day that sees him rise.  Alleluia!

Glorious to his native skies; Alleluia!

Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia!

Enters now the highest heaven!  Alleluia!

2.  There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!

Lift your heads, eternal gates!  Alleluia!

Wide unfold the radiant scene; Alleluia!

Take the King of glory in!  Alleluia!

3.  See!  he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!

See! he shows the prints of love:  Alleluia!

Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!

Blessings on his Church below.  Alleluia!

4.  Lord beyond our mortal sight, Alleluia!

Raise our hearts to reach thy height, Alleluia!

There thy face unclouded see, Alleluia!

Find our heaven of heavens in thee.  Alleluia!