Terce on Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi at Terce – Psalm Antiphon: I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. Short Lesson: You gave your people the food of angels, and without their toil you supplied them from heaven with bread ready to eat, providing every pleasure and suited to every taste. ~Wisdom 16:20...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – The winged herald of the day Proclaims the morn’s approaching ray: And Christ the Lord our souls excites, And so to endless life invites. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – O splendor of God’s glory bright, O thou that bringest light from light, O Light of Light, light’s living spring, O Day, all days illumining. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Sunday of The Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Sunday – A hymn – Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done. For created light we thank Thee While thine ordered seasons run Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, Dark as night and...

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

May 26 – St. Augustine of Canterbury – (circa first third of the 6th century – probably 26 May 604) A Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597. He is considered the “Apostle to the English” and a founder of the English Church. Laboring patiently, Augustine wisely heeded...

Saint Bede, the Venerable

May 25, St. Bede, the Venerable – (LBW June 9) – Born: 672/3, Northumbria, England – Died: May 25, 735, near Newcastle, England – The Venerable Bede was the first English church historian. He was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its daughter...

Monday after Pentecost

Monday after Pentecost – At St. Augustine’s House we begin ordinary weekdays today as the (liturgical) 7th week of the year. In many countries it is observed as a national holiday, Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday. In the Orthodox Church it is known as Monday of the Holy Spirit. Whit Monday gets its English...