Prayer for the Remnant
And I hope, by the Remnant together.
Jonah (Jonas) as a type of Jesus Christ
Who answering said to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than Jonas here.
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away.
And the multitudes running together, he began to say: This generation is a wicked generation: it asketh a sign, and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of man also be to this generation.
The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas; and behold more than Jonas here.
Jonah preaching at Nineveh
Today's Remnant - A prayer for and with
Ode 9, Part 1 The Magnificat Luke 1, 46-55
MY soul doth magnify the Lord:
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior,
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,
Because he that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is his name.
And his mercy is from generation unto generation to those that fear him.
He hath showed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent away empty.
He hath received Israel, his servant, being mindful of his mercy,
As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. All generations shall call me blessed, for God hath regarded his lowly handmaid.
Ode 9, Part 2 Canticle of Zachary Luke 1 :68-79
BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel, because he hath visited and wrought the redemption of his people: And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the house of David his servant:
As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began.
Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us:
To perform mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy testament,
The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us,
That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him without fear.
In holiness and justice before him, all our days.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways:
To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins:
Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world withoutend. Amen.
Canticle of Simeon Luke 2.29-32.34
+ NOW Thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord according to thy word in peace:
Because my eyes have seen thy salvation.
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:
A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Ant. Save us, O Lord, while we are awake, and guard us when we sleep: that we may watch with Christ, and rest in peace.
Ant. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be spoken against.
It is the Pasch; the Pasch of the Lord. . .
O you, who are truly all in all! . . .
The joy, the honour, the food and the delight of every creature; .
through you the shadows of death have fled away,
and life is given to all,
the gates of heaven are flung open.
God becomes man
and man is raised up to the likeness of God.
O divine Pasch! . . .
O Pasch, light of new splendour . . .
The lamps of our souls will no more burn out. The flame of grace,
divine and spiritual,
burns in the body and soul,
nourished by the resurrection of Christ.
We beg you, O Christ, Lord God,
eternal king of the spiritual world, stretch out your protecting hands
over your holy Church
and over your holy people;
defend them, keep them, preserve them. . .
Raise up your standard over us
and grant that we may sing with Moses
the song of victory, .
for yours is the glory and the power for all eternity! Amen.
[Hippolytus of Rome]
O God, to save us you gave your beloved and only begotten Son to a most painful and bitter death on the most Holy Cross cleansing the waters, and by his glorious Resurrection in the flesh delivered us from all the power of the enemy and all it’s minions.
grant us to die daily to sin so that we may live closer to him in the joy of the Resurrection through the same Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour in the unity and power of the Holy Spirit our Paraclete.
Watch O Lord with those who wake or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who wake or sleep.
Tend your sick ones,
O Lord Christ Jesus our only Lord and Saviour beloved and only Son of the living God
O Holy Father Almighty in the unity and power of your Holy Spirit our Paraclete
O welcome Comforter;
Rest your weary ones;
Bless your dying ones;
Soothe your suffering ones;
Pity your afflicted ones;
Shield your joyous ones;
and all for your love’s sake;
and have us do the same for the sake of your most holy name baruch Adonai Yahweh tsidkenou our only righteousness unceasingly in the humble joy of your willing servants.
Canticle for the Justice of Christ
2ND KINGS (SAMUEL) 22, 23
"O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer,
3 my God, my rock of refuge!
My shield, the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold, my refuge,
my Savior, from violence you keep me safe.
4 'Praised be the LORD,' I exclaim,
and I am safe from my enemies.
5 "The breakers of death surged round about me,
the floods of perdition overwhelmed me;
6 The cords of the nether world enmeshed me,
the snares of death overtook me.
7 In my distress I called upon the LORD
and cried out to my God;
From his temple He heard my voice,
and my cry reached His ears.
8 "The earth swayed and quaked;
the foundations of the heavens trembled
and shook when his wrath flared up.
9 Smoke rose from his nostrils,
and a devouring fire from his mouth;
he kindled coals into flame.
10 He inclined the heavens and came down,
with dark clouds under his feet.
11 He mounted a cherub and flew,
borne on the wings of the wind.
12 He made darkness the shelter about him,
with spattering rain and thickening clouds.
13 From the brightness of his presence
coals were kindled to flame.
14 "The LORD thundered from heaven;
the Most High gave forth his voice.
15 He sent forth arrows to put them to flight;
he flashed lightning and routed them,
16 Then the wellsprings of the sea appeared,
the foundations of the earth were laid bare,
At the rebuke of the LORD,
at the blast of the wind of his wrath.
17 "He reached out from on high and grasped me;
he drew me out of the deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my mighty enemy,
from my foes, who were too powerful for me.
19 They attacked me on my day of calamity,
but the LORD came to my support.
20 He set me free in the open,
and rescued me, because he loves me.
21 The LORD rewarded me according to my justice;
according to the cleanness of my hands He requited me.
22 For I kept the ways of the LORD
and was not disloyal to my God.
23 For His ordinances were all present to me,
and His statutes I put not from me;
24 But I was wholehearted toward Him,
and I was on guard against guilt.
25 And the LORD requited me according to my justice,
according to my innocence in His sight
26 Toward the faithful You are faithful;
toward the wholehearted You are wholehearted;
27 Toward the sincere you are sincere ;
but toward the crooked you are astute.
28 You save lowly people,
though on the lofty Your eyes look down.
29 You are my lamp, O LORD!
O my God, you brighten the darkness about me.
30 For with your aid I run against an armed band,
and by the help of my God I leap over a wall.
31 God's way is unerring;
the promise of the LORD is fire tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in
32 "For who is God except the LORD?
Who is a rock save our God?
33 The God who girded me with strength
and kept my way unerring;
34 Who made my feet swift as those of hinds
and set me on the heights;
35 Who trained my hands for war
till my arms could bend a bow of brass.
36 You have given me your saving shield,
and your help has made me great.
37 You made room for my steps;
unwavering was my stride.
38 I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,
nor did I turn again till I made an end of them.
39 I smote them and they did not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
40 You girded me with strength for war;
you subdued my adversaries beneath me.
41 My enemies you put to flight before me
and those who hated me I destroyed.
42 They cried for help - but no one saved them;
to the LORD - but he answered them not.
43 I ground them fine as the dust of the earth;
like the mud in the streets I trampled them
44 "You rescued me from the strife of my people;
you made me head over nations.
A people I had not known became my slaves;
45 as soon as they heard me, they obeyed.
46 The foreigners fawned and cringed before me;
they staggered forth from their fortresses.
47 "The LORD live! And blessed be my Rock!
Extolled be my God, Rock of my salvation.
48 God, who granted me vengeance,
who made peoples subject to me
49 and helped me escape from my enemies,
Above my adversaries you exalt me
and from the violent man you rescue me.
50 Therefore will I proclaim You, O Lord, among
and I will sing praise to your name,
51 You Who gave great victories to Your King
"The utterance of David, son of Jesse;
the utterance of the man God raised up,
Anointed of the God of Jacob,
favorite of the Mighty One of Israel.
2 The spirit of the LORD spoke through me;
his word was on my tongue.
3 The God of Israel spoke;
of me the Rock of Israel said,
'He that rules over men in justice,
that rules in the fear of God,
4 Is like the morning light at sunrise.
on a cloudless morning,
making the greensward sparkle after rain.'
5 Although my house is not so with God
Yet He has made an eternal covenant with me,
set forth in detail and secured.
Will he not bring to fruition all my salvation
and my every desire?
6 But the wicked are all like thorns to be cast
away; they cannot be taken up by hand.
7 He who wishes to touch them
must arm himself with iron and the shaft of
a spear, and they must be consumed by fire."
Promise of His Return by Jesus Christ Himself
[Rev 22:20] He who testifies these things says, "Yes, I come quickly." Amen! Yes, come, Lord Jesus.