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...
Thursday at Vespers – I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. ~Psalm 40:1
Wednesday at Lauds – His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. ~Psalm 97:4
Tuesday at Lauds – By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation. ~Psalm 65:6
Monday at Sext – Short Lesson – Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. ~Romans 6:22
Sunday at Lauds – Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. ~Psalm 147:5
Saturday at Lauds – Give light, O Lord, to those who sit in darkness, and guide our feet into the way of peace, O God of Israel. ~Benedictus Antiphon
September 14 – Holy Cross Day – According to legends, the True Cross was discovered in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was then built at the site of the discovery, by order of Helena and...
Sept 13 – St. John Chrysostom c. 349–407. Bishop of Constantinople and an important Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. He was given the...
Wednesday at Lauds – Your mercy, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. ~Psalm 36:5