From C. S. Lewis

“The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender’s inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.” -C.S. Lewis

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for those who taunt me, for I trust in your word. ~Psalm 119: 42-43

Third Sunday of the Year

Third of the Year – LBW 3 Epiphany – Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, receiving the grace by which you bring us to new life, we may always glory in your gift. Through Christ our Lord. ~Prayer after Communion, The Roman Missal, 3rd edition

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. ~Psalm 51: 18

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Teach me to do your will, for you are my God, Let your good spirit lead me on a level path! ~Psalm 143: 11

The Confession of Saint Peter

January 18 – The Confession of St. Peter – (RC January 22) – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that...

Saint Anthony of Egypt, Abbot

January 17 – St. Anthony of Egypt, Abbot – A story of the Desert Fathers: There were two old men who dwelt together for many years and who never quarreled. Then one said to the other: “Let us pick a quarrel with each other like other men do.” “I do not know how quarrels...

Saint Anthony of Egypt, Abbot

January 17 – St. Anthony of Egypt, Abbot – St. Anthony was the first Christian to live a life of consecrated solitude and is often called “The Father of All Monks.” As a hermit in the desert he lived a long and saintly life that influenced countless people both in his time and for...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God ~Psalm 90: 1,2

Saint Maurus & Saint Placid

January 15 – St. Maurus and St. Placid – Maurus, son of a nobleman of Rome, was born about the year 510 and died in 584. When he was about twelve years old, his father placed him under the care of St. Benedict at Subiaco. When he had grown up, St. Benedict chose him...