The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

June 25 – The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession Arguably the greatest event of Luther’s Reformation, the confession was given to Emperor Charles V on June 25, 1530. It was a great triumph for those who believed the Biblical Gospel of justification by grace through faith apart from the works of the Law. It...

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – St. Luke tells us in his Gospel that John was conceived in a miraculous manner and that his parents were Zachariah and Elizabeth. He spent his youth in the desert, and at the age of 30 came to Judea and preached near the...

Eve of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Anticipating June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – “Apart from the most holy solemnity commemorating our Savior’s birth, the Church keeps the birthday of no other person except that of John the Baptist. In the case of other saints or of God’s chosen ones, the Church, as you know, solemnizes...

Holy Eucharist

Holy Mass Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. ~Psalm 143: 1,8

Terce on Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi at Terce Psalm Antiphon: I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. Short Lesson: You gave your people the food of angels, and without their toil you supplied them from heaven with bread ready to eat, providing every pleasure and suited to every taste. ~Wisdom 16:20 V....

Corpus Christi

A festival that has been celebrated by many Christians in honor of the Eucharist since 1246. It is a movable feast that is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the Sunday after Holy Trinity. This event commemorates the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion, as described in the Bible....

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night, That breed confusion and affright, Begone! o’er head the dawn shines clear, The light breaks in and Christ is here. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Wigton Pipe Organ

The New Organ The framework for the pedal case went up today; the final shape of the instrument is more clear. David Wigton stands in the pedal as Fr. Shaun LaDuc climbs in the rafters.