Saturday at Lauds – So that last morning dread and great Which we with trembling hope await, With blessed light for us shall glow Who chant the song we sang below: All praise to God the Father be; All thanks, eternal Son, to thee, Whom with the Spirit we adore Forever and forevermore. Amen....
Friday at Lauds – Within our senses ever dwell, And worldly darkness thence expel; Long as the days of life endure, Preserve our souls devout and pure. ~Office Hymn, st. 3 ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery
Thursday at Lauds – O keep us, as the hours proceed, From lying word and evil deed; Our roving eyes from sin set free, Our body from impurity. ~Office Hymn, st. 3
Wednesday at Lauds – Thee, Christ, alone we know; to thee We bend in pure simplicity; Our songs with tears to thee arise; Prove thou our hearts with thy clear eyes. ~Office Hymn, st. 3
Tuesday at Lauds – With earnest cry, with tearful care, Call we the Lord to hear our prayer; While supplication, pure and deep, Forbids each chastened heart to sleep. ~Office Hymn, st. 3
Monday at Lauds – With prayer the Father we implore; O Father, glorious evermore, We plead with thee for grace and power To conquer in temptation’s hour. ~Office Hymn, st. 3
Lauds on Sunday – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1
Saturday at Lauds – Each phantom of the night depart, Each thought of guilt forsake the heart; Let every ill that darkness brought Beneath its shade now come to nought. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
Friday at Lauds – Uplift us with thine arm of might And let our hearts rise pure and bright, And ardent in God’s praises pay The thanks we owe him every day ~Office Hymn, st. 2
June 14 – St. Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 330-379 – (Modern RC: January 2) Theologically, Basil was a supporter of the Nicene faction of the church, in opposition to Arianism. He was also known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life which focus on community...