Saint Michael & All Angels

September 29 – St. Michael & All Angels, Also the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, or Michaelmas. A day in the Western Christian calendar. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated in the northern hemisphere with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. Michael is the greatest of...

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. ~Psalm 22:2-4

Saint Vincent DePaul

September 27-St. Vincent DePaul -(24 April 1581–27 September 1660) Born in Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France, was a priest of the Catholic Church who became dedicated to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, a charitable organization dedicated to the service of the poor,...

Sext on Wednesday

Wednesday at Sext – Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not cast us off forever! ~Psalm 44:24 Wednesday is often a “quiet day” and like Fridays, there is no mid-day meal. The various readings, Psalms, and prayers tend to be more reflective and sometimes, challenging. ~djs

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – The LORD will save me, and we will sing to stringed instruments all the days of our life, at the house of the LORD. ~Isaiah 38:20

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. ~Isaiah 12: 2

Sext on Sunday

Sunday at Sext – Short Lesson – The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit,...

Justus Falckner

Justus Falckner (November 22, 1672 – September 21, 1723) – An early American Lutheran minister and the first Lutheran pastor to be ordained within the region that became the United States. Falckner’s published works include Grondlycke Onderricht which first appeared in the Dutch language during 1708. This was the first Lutheran catechism to be...

Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

September 21 – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – One of the twelve Apostles, and the author of the first Gospel as confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum. Before his conversion he was...