Saturday at Compline – Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. ~Psalm 17:8
Compline on Friday – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14:9a
Thursday at Lauds – With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. Answer me, O Lord! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! ~Responsory
October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist – Luke (Ancient Greek: Λουκᾶς, Loukás) was an Early Christian writer who the Church Fathers such as Jerome and Eusebius said was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is considered one of the Four Evangelists. He is venerated as Saint...
October 17 – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, surnamed Theophorus, which in Greek means “God-Bearer,” (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117), was probably a convert and disciple of St. John the Evangelist. We know nothing of his early life. The fourth-century Church historian, Eusebius, says that the Apostles Peter and Paul, who planted...
Monday at Compline – O taste and see that the LORD is good; Happy is the man who takes refuge in him! ~Psalm 34: 8
Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You have given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. ~Psalm 4:1
Compline – Save us from troubled, restless sleep, from all ill dreams your children keep so calm our minds that fears may cease and rested bodies wake in peace. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
October 13 – Dedication of the Church – O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make us worthy...
Thursday at Compline – My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; your name endures to all generations. ~Psalm 102: 12, 13