Chancellor’s Diary

by Fr. John Jillions

Fr. John Jillions

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

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?...

January 17, 2014

Psalm 55

I am distraught by the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.

(Psalm 55:2-3)

January 16, 2014

Psalm 54

For the end: among the hymns of instruction by David, when the Ziphites came and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”

Save me, O God, by Thy name,
 and vindicate [judge] me by Thy…