Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil – Many of us have begun the rehearsal of the story of our salvation. It starts in the upper room, passes through the garden, Calvary, and finally the empty tomb. Along the way we also look back to creation, the fall, Moses and the children of Israel in Egypt and the desert,...

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday at Lauds – Short Lesson – In their distress they seek me, saying, “Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise...

Terce on Good Friday

Good Friday at Terce – Psalm Antiphon: Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me; but now having scourged me you lead me away to be crucified. Short Lesson: The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who...

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so great...

Saint Augustine’s House Hours

Facebook “business” – the category that Facebook chooses for us – informs us that our holiday hours must be in error as who would keep their regular hours on Easter Day? … we would! Open at 5 am, as usual! We pray for a blessed Triduum for us all. Kindly keep us in your...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Faithful cross, true sign of triumph, Be for all the noblest tree; None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit your equal be; Symbol of the world’s redemption, For your burden makes us free. ~Office Hymn, st. 4. Text: LBW 118

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Tell how, when at length the fullness Of the appointed time was come, He, the Word, was born of woman, Left for us his father’s home, Blazed the path of true obedience, Shone as light amidst the gloom. Thus, with thirty years accomplished, He went forth from Nazareth, Destined,...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle; Sing the ending of the fray. Now above the cross, the trophy, Sound the loud triumphant lay; Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer, As a victim won the day. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Palm Sunday

Lauds on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week – Short Lesson – Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born...