Learning the Faith by Heart

Speaking, Praying, and Singing God’s Word Together

 

The Week of March 24 – March 31, 2024

Preparing for the Resurrection of Our Lord 

   

 

Monday in Holy Week – The Passion According to St. Matthew 

 

Collect:  Almighty God, grant that in the midst of our failures and weaknesses we may be restored through the passion and intercession of Your only-begotten Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

 

Psalmody: Psalm 35:1-6, 9-10 

Reading: Matthew 26:1-27:66 or John 12:1-23 

Hymnody: Lamb of God, Pure and Holy (434) 

 

             

Tuesday in Holy Week: The Passion According to St. Mark 

 

Collect:  Almighty and everlasting God, grant us by Your grace so to pass through this holy time of our Lord’s passion that we may obtain the forgiveness of our sins; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Psalmody: Psalm 88:3-9  

            Reading: Mark 14:1-15:47 or John 12:23-50 

            Hymnody: Upon the Cross Extended (453) 

             

Wednesday in Holy Week: The Passion According to St. Luke  

 

Collect: Merciful and everlasting God, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Grant that our hearts may be so fixed with steadfast faith in Him that we fear not the power of sin, death, and the devil; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Psalmody: Psalm 89:20-27

            Reading: Luke 22:1-23:56 or John 13:16-16-38  

            Hymnody: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (425) 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy (Maundy) Thursday  

 

Collect: O Lord, in this wondrous Sacrament You have left us a remembrance of Your passion. Grant that we may so receive the sacred mystery of Your body and blood that the fruits of Your redemption may continually be manifest in us; for You live and reign with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen,

 

Psalmody: Psalm 37:1-7 

            Reading: Matthew 26:17-30   

            Hymnody: O Lord, We Praise Thee (617)  

                         

Good Friday 

 

Collect: Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men to suffer death upon the cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Psalmody: Psalm 135:1-4, 8-9 

            Reading: John 18:1-19:42 

            Hymnody: Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (454) 

             

 

Holy Saturday 

 

Collect: O God, creator of heaven and earth, grant that as the crucified body of Your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with Him the coming of the third day, and rise with Him to newness of life, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Psalmody: Psalm 37:1-7 

            Reading: Mathew 27:57-66 

            Hymnody: O Darkest Woe (448)