First Vespers of Sunday

Saturday at Vespers (First Vespers of Sunday) – For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he knows from afar. Psalm 138:7

Vespers on Friday

Friday at Vespers – I call upon you, O LORD; make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I call to you. Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice! ~Psalm 141: 1,2

Saints Cyril & Methodius

February 14 – Saints Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs – Two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the 9th century. They became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavic peoples of Bulgaria, Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the...

Vespers on Wednesday

Wednesday at Vespers – The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the...

Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks; we call on your name and recount your wondrous deeds. ~Psalm 75:1

Monday Housekeeping

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – It’s time for a weekly review of the various daily offices prayed at St. Augustine’s House, and at other Benedictine houses. The various prayer services scattered throughout the day are the foundation of monastic life and can seem arcane to the outsider. Even those...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings. ~Psalm 33:2

Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce – Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! ~Psalm 119:1-3

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin: Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. ~Psalm 143:1