Paschal Time, Day 33

Eastertide, the 33rd Day This joyful Eastertide, Away with sin and sorrow! My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain, But now has Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, But now has Christ arisen! ~Hymn: LBW 149

Today is not Ascension Day!

As many have observed, I have created a new liturgical calendar with an advanced placement of the 40th day of Easter! My error. These posts cannot be withdrawn; they are already “out there”. Please stay tuned as we return to regular programming. JESUS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING! ~djs

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 ~Psalm Antiphon NOTE: This has been accidentally published a week early (and cannot be withdrawn); your humble webkeeper offers his “mea culpla”. ~djs

First Vespers of the Ascension

Ascension of our Lord – First Vespers Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way, alleluia. ~ with Psalm 113 ~Psalm Antiphon 1 ~First Vespers is on the evening before a Holy Day, or Sunday. ~NOTE:...

Paschal Time

Lauds in Paschal Time R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. V. For our sake he hung upon the cross. R. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. The Lord is...

Paschal Time

May 20 – 30th Day of Easter He brings me to the portal That leads to bliss untold, Whereon this rhyme immortal Is found in script of gold: “Who there my cross has shared Finds here a crown prepared; Who there with me has died Shall here be glorified.” ~Stanza 6 – Awake, my...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cantate Sunday Cantate Domino canticum novum, quia mirabilia fecit Dominus ante conspectum gentium revelabit justititam suam, alleluia. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. ~Introit, Psalm 98: 1-2

Saint Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr

St. Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr According to legends, Erik did much to consolidate Christianity in his realm and spread the faith into Finland. In an effort to conquer and convert the Finns, he allegedly led the First Swedish Crusade against the native Finns and persuaded an English Bishop Henry of Uppsala to remain...

Paschal Time

Easter lilies shout Paschal joy and the organ joins in! This weekend our long-serving pipe organ will sound its final notes at St. Augustine’s House. It will be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday morning mass, 6 p.m. Sunday Second Vespers, and 8.30 a.m. Monday mass, then dismantling will begin.

Lauds in Eastertide

Friday at Lauds in Eastertide – Short Lesson – The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so...