Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Thanksgiving Day, USA – On this day we sing the great hymn of praise, Te Deum, also sung at Vigils on Sundays outside of Lent and Advent, on Holy Days, and midnight at the New Year – You are God; we praise you. You are the Lord; we acclaim you. You are the eternal...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! ~Psalm 57: 9 ~November 22 is observed by some in honor of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music. It is also the birthday of the English composer Benjamin Britten, who excelled at writing for...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Hear my voice, O Lord; I hope in your words. Hear my voice, O Lord; I hope in your words. I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Hear my voice, O...

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – O thou true Sun of heavenly love, Pour down thy radience from above; The Spirit’s sanctyfying beam Upon our earthly senses stream. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Sunday at Lauds

Lauds on Sunday – Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father. Have mercy on us. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ, Son of...

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Each phantom of the night depart, Each thought of guilt forsake the heart; Let every ill that darkness brought Beneath its shade now come to nought. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia

November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, Princess of Hungary – T.O.S.F. – (Third Order Franciscan) – (German: Heilige Elisabeth von Thüringen, Hungarian:Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet, July 7, 1207 – November 17, 1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary. She was the daughter of Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania, and...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – May this new day be calmly passed; May we keep pure while it shall last, Nor let our lips from truth depart, Nor dark designs engage the heart. ~Office hymn: st. 2

Terce

Terce – Let mouth and tongue, mind, sense, and strength God’s mighty actions tell at length; let love in flames of living fire the hearts of all the world inspire. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand.   ~Office hymn – st. 2