Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils – Invitatory – O LORD our LORD, how exalted is your name in all the world! ~Psalm 8: 1

Saint Peter & Saint Paul, Apostles

June 29 – St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles – This feast day commemorates the martyrdom of the two great Apostles, assigned by tradition to the same day of June in the year 67. They had been imprisoned in the famous Mamertine Prison of Rome and both had foreseen their approaching death. Saint Peter...

Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons

June 28 – Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons – (Greek: Εἰρηναῖος), (2nd century AD – c. 202) – Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyons, France). He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He...

Vigils on Tuesday

Tuesday Vigils, First Nocturn – God is my shield and defense; he is the savior of the true in heart. ~Psalm 7: 11

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – O LORD how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. ~Psalm 104: 25

Twelfth Sunday of the Year

Twelfth Sunday of the Year (LBW 5 Pentecost) – Let not the torrent of waters wash over me, neither let the deep swallow me up; do not let the pit shut its mouth upon me. ~Psalm 69: 17 – Psalm of the Day

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – St. Luke tells us in his Gospel that John was conceived in a miraculous manner and that his parents were Zachariah and Elizabeth. He spent his youth in the desert, and at the age of 30 came to Judea and preached near the...

Eve of The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Anticipating June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – “Apart from the most holy solemnity commemorating our Savior’s birth, the Church keeps the birthday of no other person except that of John the Baptist. In the case of other saints or of God’s chosen ones, the Church, as you know, solemnizes...

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils – First Nocturn – O God, you know my foolishness, and my faults are not hidden from you. ~Psalm 69: 6

Vigils on Thursday

Thursday at Vigils – Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! The LORD will deliver them in the time of trouble. ~Psalm 41: 1