Sext on Monday

Monday at Sext – To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; Let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. ~Psalm 25:1,2

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,...

Sext on Saturday

Saturday at Sext – Let those who desire my vindication shout for joy and be glad, and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” ~Psalm 35:32, 33

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – We remember our Lord Jesus at the hour he was hung upon the cross – They stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. But you, O LORD, be not far off! O you my help, hasten to my aid!...

Saint Luke, Evangelist

October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist – He was a devout disciple of Paul the Apostle. Luke is said to have written the Book of Acts which provides the most thorough information found in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke is also well-known for being most inclusive; Luke wrote about downtrodden sinners as...

Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr – (Ancient Greek: Ἰγνάτιος, also known as Theophorus from Greek Θεοφόρος “God-bearer”) (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117) was among the Apostolic Fathers, was the third Bishop of Antioch, and was a student of John the Apostle. En route to his martyrdom in Rome, Ignatius wrote...

Saint Teresa of Avila

October 15 – St. Teresa of Avila, Renewer of the Church – Also called St. Teresa of Jesus, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. Her book, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), is an integral part of Christian mysticism and...

Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday at Second Vespers – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ~Psalm 116: 1,2

Dedication of the Church

October 13, Dedication of the Church, 2008 – O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make us worthy...