The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation is the visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. Here Mary sings the Magnificat. It is celebrated on May 31 in the West (July 2 in calendars of the 1263-1969 period and in the modern regional calendar of Germany) and March 30 in the East. Almighty...

The Ascension of Our Lord

Ascension Day at Lauds – Short Lesson Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, then to wait until his enemies should...

Ascension Day

The Ascension of our Lord As they were looking on he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon

Sext in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at Sext before the Ascension – Short Lesson In fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. ~1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Lauds in Paschal Time

Tuesday in Eastertide at Lauds, before the Ascension – Short Lesson God raised Jesus from the dead; and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the good news that what God promised to...

None in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at None – Weekdays until the Ascension – Short Lesson Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil,...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Easter 6 Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you...

Saint Bede, the Venerable

May 25, St. Bede, the Venerable – (LBW June 9) – Born: 672/3, Northumbria, England – Died: May 25, 735, near Newcastle, England – The Venerable Bede was the first English church historian. He was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its daughter...

Terce in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at Terce – Short Lesson – Weekdays until the Ascension 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

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – News of our old and our new organ Your webkeeper humbly offers this modest video including some recordings of odds and ends from recent weeks (all too lightly practiced). It includes some photos of various Easter liturgies, and some of the surrounding music, including one from Holy Week. J.S. Bach: Fantasy...