Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. ~Psalm 63:1

None on Thursday

Thursday at None – O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plenteous redemption. ~Psalm 130:7

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

August 29 – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I....

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) – Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. He is the patron saint of...

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. ~Psalm 100: 2

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – I lie down and go to sleep; I wake again, for the LORD sustains me. ~Psalm 3: 5

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones which you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence,...

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. Answer me, O Lord! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! ~Responsory

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name! ~Psalm 97: 11,12