Vigils

Vigils – O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise. ~Invitatory

The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord – Hymn by Martin Luther: Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan Komm 1. To Jordan came our Lord the Christ, To do God’s pleasure willing, And there was by Saint John baptized, All righteousness fulfilling; There did He consecrate a bath To wash away transgression, And quench the bitterness of...

Responsory in Christmastide

Christmastide – The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. And dwelt among us. Alleluia, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. ~Responsory

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will, alleluia, alleluia. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Vespers in Christmastide

Christmastide at Vespers – The Root of Jesse has budded; the Star has come out of Jacob; a Virgin has borne the Savior; we praise you O our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Lauds at Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Short Lesson – In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. ~Hebrews 1:1-2

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Epiphany and following – O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...

The Epiphany of Our Lord

Lauds and Sext on the Epiphany of Our Lord – Opening their treasures, the wise men offered the Lord gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon

First Vespers of the Epiphany

First Vespers of the Epiphany – Your light has come, O Jerusalem, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you; and nations shall come to your light, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 2