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...

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Here is the stoplist of the organ from Wigton Pipe Organs, originally a 1975 Berghaus, never completed. GREAT 8′ Rohrgedackt 4′ Principal 2 Gemshorn II Cornet III Mixture Tremulant SWELL 8′ Holzgedackt 8′ Dulciana, t.c. 4′ Harmonic Flute 2′ Principal 8′ Rohrschalmei Tremulant PEDAL 16′ Bourdon 8′ Principal 4′ Choralbass 16′...

Saint Pachomius, Religious

May 15 – St. Pachomius, Religious St. Anthony is usually considered the founder of Christian monasticism, but it was Pachomius who began monasticism as we know it today. He was the first monk to organize hermits into groups and provide them with a written rule, and both St. Basil and St. Benedict drew from...

Saint Matthias, Apostle

May 14 – St. Matthias, Apostle – (Feb 24 for some) So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where...

“Little Hours” in Paschal Time

Little Hours in Eastertide – All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Office Hymn, doxological stanza