Holy Poems & Wisdom: A 52-week Faith Challenge

Beloved Gizas,
Give a listen … Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God…

I’m excited to invite you to listen with me on a 52-week faith journey through holy poems & wisdom. I pray this will be the year when we can listen together, chapter by chapter, to the entire Poetry and Wisdom Literature of the Bible, right here at Giza! My first week’s audio plan is provided below.

If you have any questions or private prayer requests for me as a chaplain, as always, message me here. We can set up an email exchange, or phone call, as you prefer. Upon request, I will be happy to email you my 52-week reading checklist to print out, in case you would like to read your own version/language, in synch with us. Thank you so much for gathering with me. Let’s get this trip started! Alicia xo

:pray:Lord Jesus, Thank you for Your love poems to us, and Your wisdom in the Bible. You tell us that those who love You will keep your Words – and your Words will keep us. Bless us with the desire to know You more deeply, as we listen to Your poems and wisdom, week by week, with open ears and hearts.

Speak to us, Lord! Holy Spirit, quicken the passages that have true meaning for each individual here. For us, a group of diverse believers and inquirers, kindly grant points of agreement in prayer and faith intention. Help us dwell humbly and kindly with You in our humanity, knowing the image of the Divine truly rests in each hearer drawn to Your Word.

From Alpha to Omega, Heavenly Father, abide with us, and be honored in all that we do in 2023! :latin_cross: Love, Gizas gathered around holy poems & wisdom


Week 1
The Book of Psalms
King James Version

Psalm 1:

Psalm 2:

Psalm 3:


Week 2
The Book of Psalms
King James Version

Psalm 4

Psalm 5

Psalm 6

Psalm 7

Week 3
The Book of Psalms

Psalm 8 Reading

Psalm 8 Song for the Kids:

Psalm 9: Reading

Psalm 9 The Genevan Psalter Music and Lyrics:

Psalm 10 Reading

Psalm 10 The Genevan Psalter Music and Lyrics:

Psalm 11: Reading

Psalm 11 Orthodox Prayer

Psalm 11 Singalong Blue Grass, New Country:

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Week 4 Readings
The Book of Psalms

Psalm 12 Reading

Psalm 13 Reading

Psalm 14 Reading

Psalm 15 Reading

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Week 5 Readings
The Book of Psalms

Psalm 16 Reading

Psalm 17 Reading

Psalm 18 Reading

Orthodox Prayer: Psalm 19:

Gregorian Chant Psalms:


Week 6:

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Week 7:
St. Patrick’s Breastplate (Prayer of St. Patrick) - Jean Watson:

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Week 8: Sermon on the Mount



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Week 9:

Amazing Grace

Well done!
Thanks for posting.

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Thank you ! My father who was from Lurgan was fluent in, and often sang in Gaelic . This brought back some nice memories.

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“At night, I open the window

and ask the moon to come
and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door
and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.”

― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings


Lent 2/23/23
Week 10:

Pie Jesu
Pie Jesu, (×4)
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
Dona eis requiem. (×2)

Agnus Dei, (×4)
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
Dona eis requiem, (×2)
Sempiternam (×2)

Pious Jesus,
Who takes away the sins of the world,
Give them rest.

Lamb of God,
Who takes away the sins of the world,
Give them rest,

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Lent 3/4/23
Week 11:

Psalm 20 Reading

Psalm 21 Reading

Psalm 22 Reading

Psalm 23 Reading

Psalm 23 Sing-a-long with Stuart Townsend:

Psalm 23 Gregorian Chant: Portuguese

Hosanna Psalm 23 Chanticleer



Lord Is My Shepard ~ Orthodox Christianity ~ Psalm 22

the first in russian raspev the next three in byzantine chanting (english greek and macedonian) the last in coptic chant (english) …


Week 12
Stations of the Cross :latin_cross:

Week 13
John 10 Reading

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

Jesus The Good Shepherd, Alex Kovych

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Week 14

Psalm 24 Reading

Psalm 25 Reading

Psalm 26 Reading

Psalm 27 Reading

Psalm 28 Reading

Week 15
Holy Week
The Letter of St. Paul to the Romans Audio and Text

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