Eastertide at the Daily Office

Office Hymn at the Daily Office – All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Final stanza of all office hymns during the Paschal season ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

Terce in Eastertide

Eastertide at Terce, Weekdays until the Ascension – Short Lesson – Faith will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. ~Romans 4:24-25 ~Image: Vespers during the recent Chapter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Easter 6 – O God, from whom all good things come: Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit to think those things which are right, and by your goodness help us to do them; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,...

Sext in Eastertide

Eastertide at Sext, Weekdays until the Ascension – In fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. ~1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Saint Celestine

May 19 – St. Celestine – When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. “Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!” she use to say. Once when she asked as...

Saint Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr

St. Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr – According to legends, Erik did much to consolidate Christianity in his realm and spread the faith into Finland. In an effort to conquer and convert the Finns, he allegedly led the First Swedish Crusade against the native Finns and persuaded an English Bishop Henry of Uppsala to...

Lauds in Eastertide – Wednesday

Wednesday Lauds in Eastertide – Short Lesson – If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died he died to sin, once for...

Lauds on Tuesdays in Eastertide

Eastertide at Lauds on Tuesday – Short Lesson – God raised Jesus from the dead; and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,...

Saint Pachomius, Religious

May 15 – St. Pachomius, Religious – St. Anthony is usually considered the founder of Christian monasticism, but it was Pachomius who began monasticism as we know it today. He was the first monk to organize hermits into groups and provide them with a written rule, and both St. Basil and St. Benedict drew...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter – “Cantate Sunday” – Sing to the Lord a new song, alleluia; for the Lord has accomplished wondrous deeds, alleluia; he has revealed his justice in the sight of the Gentiles, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. His right hand and his holy arm have given him victory. ~Introit