Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of & Missionary to Armenia

March 23 – Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of and Missionary to Armenia – The apostle, national saint, and patron of Armenia, he refused to take part in a great sacrifice to the national gods ordered by King Trdat, and declared himself a Christian. He was then tortured in various horrible ways, all the more...

Sext in Lent

Lent at Sext – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55:7

The Passing of Saint Benedict

March 21 – The Passing of St. Benedict He died at Monte Cassino, Italy, while standing in prayer to God. According to tradition, this occurred on March 21, 547. Gregory the Great tells us: “On the sixth day he had his disciples carry him into the chapel. There he fortified himself against death...

Schedule for Lent, Holy Week, & Triduum

Schedule for Lent, Holy Week, & Triduum Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m. Fridays, March 8th, March 22nd, & April 5th Palm Sunday, April 14th 10:00 a.m. Palm Procession, St. Luke’s Passion Narrative Maundy Thursday, April 18th 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of Feet Good Friday, April 19th 4:30 p.m. Solemn...

Terce in Lent

Lent at Terce – Short Lesson “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” ~Joel 2: 12-13a

Saint Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord

March 19 – St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord Almighty God, from the house of your servant David you raised up Joseph to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and the husband of his mother, Mary. Grant us grace to follow the example of this faithful workman in heeding your counsel and obeying...

Monday Housekeeping

Daily Life at St. Augustine’s House – The Holy Eucharist Every day of the year except Good Friday the Holy Eucharist, or Holy Mass, is celebrated at St. Augustine’s House. Celebrants rotate and sometimes include guest clergy. On a regular weekday the mass includes a sung Kyrie, Gloria if called for, two readings, sung...

Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop

March 18 – Cyril was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Church, having committed itself at Nicea, over the strenuous protests of the Arians, to the...

Lauds in Lent

Lent in Lauds – Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. ~Benedictus Antiphon, Sundays in Lent until Palm Sunday