Lent at Sext – Hide your face from my sins. And blot out all my iniquities. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday
Lent at None – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday – Is not this the fast that I choose: to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your home; when you see the naked, to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh. ~Isaiah 56: 6a, 7
Lent at Sext – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday – Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55:7
Lent at Vespers – You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve. ~Magnificat Antiphon until Palm Sunday in Lent
Lent at Terce – “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” ~Joel 2: 12-13a
February 23 – St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna – Polycarp (69 – 155) was a 2nd century Christian bishop of Smyrna. According to the Martyrdom of Polycarp he died a martyr, bound and burned at the stake, then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him. It is recorded by Irenaeus, who heard him...
Lent at Lauds – Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I flee to you for refuge. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I flee to you for refuge. For your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble. for I flee to you for refuge. Glory to the Father, and to...
Lent at Lauds – Let all the world from shore to shore Thee, gracious Trinity, adore; Right soon thy loving pardon grant, That we our new made song may chant. Amen. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 5
Lent at Lauds – Forgive the sin that we have wrought;; Increase the good that we have sought; That we at length, our wand’rings o’er, May please thee here and evermore. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 3
Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory