Chancellor’s Diary

by Fr. John Jillions

Fr. John Jillions

April 10, 2014

Psalm 94: God of Vengeance

There are times when we are just so angry and dispirited by the state of the world. Church life too can leave us bitterly disappointed and furious that…

April 8, 2014

Saint Nino, All-American Council, Syrian Patriarch and a devastating fire

It has been a busy few days at the Chancery. ...

April 4, 2014

Psalm 93

The Lord is King [reigns]; He is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed, He is girded with strength…

April 3, 2014

Psalm 92: “A Song for the Sabbath”

It is good to give thanks [to confess] to the Lord,
 to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High;
to declare Thy steadfast love in the morning,
 and Thy faithfulness by night…

April 2, 2014

Psalm 91

For He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash…

April 1, 2014

Psalm 90

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge [dwelling place] in all generations.
Before the mountains existed, and [before] the earth and the world were formed, even from age…

March 27, 2014

Psalm 89

I will sing of thy steadfast love, O Lord, for ever;

with my mouth I will proclaim Thy faithfulness to…

March 26, 2014

Psalm 88 and at the funeral for a priest

O Lord, why dost Thou cast me off?
 Why dost Thou hide Thy face from me?
Afflicted and close to death from my youth up,
 I suffer Thy terrors; I am helpless. ...

March 25, 2014

The Annunciation
Psalm 87: City of God and Mother of God

Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. ...

March 20, 2014

Psalm 86

All the nations you have made shall come
 and bow down before you, O Lord,

and shall glorify your name. ...