Wednesday at Lauds – Though we be stained with blots within, Thy quickening rays shall purge our sin; Light of the Morning Star, thy grace Shed on us from thy cloudless face. ~Office Hymn, st. 4
Tuesday at None – To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! ~Psalm 123: 1
Monday at Sext – Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. ~Psalm 25: 17, 18
Sunday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen. ~Revelation 7: 10,12
Saturday at Lauds – Give light, O Lord, to those who sit in darkness; and guide our feet into the way of peace, O God of Israel. ~Benedictus Antiphon
January 26 – SS Timothy and Titus – Timothy (d. 97?) had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy was with Paul in Rome during Paul’s house arrest. At some period Timothy himself was in prison (Hebrews 13:23). Paul...
January 25 – The Conversion of St. Paul – Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ in the ministry of reconciliation, an instrument to help...
Wednesday at None – The LORD has done great things for us; and we are glad indeed. ~Psalm 126: 4
Tuesday at Sext – By day the LORD commands his steadfast love; and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. ~Psalm 42: 10
“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