Readings: Numbers 21:4b-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17
The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Abbot Joseph presiding and preaching. It is a non-work day for the community and we follow the Sunday schedule. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament follows Vespers (5:30 PM).
On this day we inaugurate our celebration of the Minor Hours or Terce, Sext and None, instead of a single Midday Prayer; the community has had an indult to celebrate just one of the Minor Hours because of our intense work obligations. As a community, under Fr. Joseph’s guidance, it is clear that work should support, not determine, the monastic horarium, our schedule. On weekdays, the Office of Terce will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at our work places; Sext (12:20 PM) and None (2:00 PM) will be celebrated in church. When we follow the Sunday schedule, Terce will be celebrated in church at 9:45 AM; Sext at 12:20 PM.