Chancellor’s Diary

by Fr. John Jillions

Fr. John Jillions

February 7, 2014

Psalm 65

Blessed is he whom thou dost choose and bring near, to dwell in thy courts!

We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house,
thy holy temple!
(Psalm 65:4)

February 4, 2014

Psalm 64

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
The righteous shall be glad in the Lord and trust in Him.
—Psalm 64(63):1,11 (LXX)

January 31, 2014

Psalm 63

A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

O God, Thou art my God, I seek Thee [LXX: I rise early at dawn for Thee],
my soul thirsts for Thee;
 my flesh faints,,,

January 29, 2014

Psalm 61

1 For the director; upon a stringed instrument. Of David.
2 Hear, O God, my cry,
  listen to my prayer!
3 From the brink of the nether world…

January 28, 2014

Psalm 60

O God, thou hast rejected us, broken our defenses;
Thou hast given a sign [raised a flag], for those who fear [revere] thee;
With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. ...

January 24, 2014

Psalm 59

When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him.

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God, protect me from those who rise up against me, ...

January 23, 2014

Psalm 58

1-2
Is this any way to run a country?

  Is there an honest politician in the house?
 ...

January 22, 2014

Psalm 57

…in the shadow of thy wings I will take refuge,

till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry to God Most High, to God who fulfils his purpose for me. ...

January 21, 2014

Psalm 56

For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

Thou hast kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle!

Are they not in thy book?...