Terce in Eastertide

Eastertide at Terce, Weekdays until the Ascension – Short Lesson Faith will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. ~Romans 4:24-25

Saint Catherine of Siena, Teacher

April 29 – St. Catherine of Siena, teacher Catherine grew up as an intelligent, cheerful and intensely religious person. She entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next three years in seclusion, prayer and austerity. Gradually a group of followers gathered around her – men and women, priests and religious. Her...

Eastertide at the Daily Office

Office Hymn at the Daily Office All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Final stanza of all office hymns during the Paschal season ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter – 4. That night the apostles met in fear; Amidst them came their Lord most dear, And said, “My peace be on all here.” Alleluia! 5. When Thomas first the tidings heard, How they had seen the risen Lord, He doubted the disciples’ word. Alleluia~ 6. “My wounded side, O...

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in the Paschal Octave On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were assembled, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you,” alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Vespers in the Paschal Octave

Vespers in Easter Week – Go and tell my brethren, alleluia, to go to Galilee, and there they will see me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 4 ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Paschal Octave at Lauds An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 1

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Easter at Lauds – Lights glitt’ring morn bedecks the sky, Heaven thunders forth its victor cry, The glad earth shouts its triumph high, And groaning hell makes wild reply: While he, the King of glorious might Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite, And trampling hell by victors right Brings forth his sleeping Saints...

Monday Housekeeping – Compline

Monday Housekeeping – Compline Compline (pronounced: KOMP-lin) is the last office of the day and is followed by “The Great Silence.” We pray it at 8.30 P.M. and it lasts about 15 minutes. Included is a hymn, three Psalms, and the Nunc Dimittis – The Canticle of Simeon: “Lord, now let your servant go...