Archive for May 1st, 2019

Concordia and Koinonia

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Almighty God, Your Son revealed Himself to Philip and James and gave them the knowledge of everlasting life. Grant us perfectly to know Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be the way, the truth, and the life, and steadfastly to walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

READINGS:  Isaiah 30:18-21  Psalm 36:5-12 (antiphon: v. 8) Ephesians 2: 19-22   St.John 14:1-14

From Festivals and Commemorations by Rev. Philip Pfatteicher:

Philip was born in Bethsaida, the same fishing village on the shores of Galilee from which Peter and Andrew came. He was one of the first disciples to follow Jesus, and brought Nathanael ( sometimes identified with Bartholomew) to the Lord ( John1:43-51). Apart from his own calling, the story of Nathanael, and mention along…

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