None in Lent

Lent at None, until Palm Sunday – V. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. R. A broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. ~Responsory

Sext in Lent

Lent at Sext, until Palm Sunday – V. Hide your face from my sins. R. And blot out all my iniquities. ~Responsory

Lauds on Monday in Lent

Monday in Lent at Lauds – Short Lesson – You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all...

The Fourth Sunday in Lent – Lætare

Laetare Sunday – Lætare Ierusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam. Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. ~Introit for Laetare Sunday, Graduale Romanum ~Isaiah 66:10

The Annunciation of Our Lord

March 25- The Annunciation of Our Lord – No one can say anything greater of her or to her, though he had as many tongues as there are leaves on the trees, or grass in the fields, or stars in the sky, or sand by the sea. It needs to be pondered in the...

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord – Lesson – I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with...

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lenten Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall hear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured...

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lenten Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – They are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace. Let your eyes be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, giving ear to them...

Lauds on Wednesday in Lent

Wednesday Lauds in Lent – Short Lesson – You are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in...

Johann Sebastian Bach, Musician

March 21, 1685 – Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, Lutheran church musician and composer, sometimes called the “Fifth Evangelist.” In 1929 the Swedish bishop Nathan Söderblom called Bach’s cantatas the Fifth Gospel.