Vigils on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vigils – Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger; do not punish me in your wrath. Have pity on me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are racked. ~Psalm 6: 1,2

Saint Vladimir, First Christian Ruler of Russia

July 15 – St. Vladimir – 980-1015 After his conquest of Kherson in the Crimea in 988, he became impressed by the progress of Christianity and approached Eastern Emperor Basil II about marrying the emperor’s daughter Ann. He was converted, reformed his life and married Anne. On his return to Kiev, he invited Greek...

Fifteenth Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday – LBW Pentecost 8 Almighty God, your Word is cast like seed upon the ground; Now let the dew of heav’n descend and righteous fruits abound. Let not our selfishness and hate this holy seed remove, but give it root in every heart to bring forth fruits of love. Let not the...

Vigils on Saturday

Saturday at Vigils Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory, with Psalm 81 on Saturday ~Image: The Wigton organ now has most of its pipes

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils O God, you know my foolishness, and my faults are not hidden from you. ~Psalm 69: 6

Saint Benedict, Abbot

July 11 – St. Benedict, Abbot Benedict’s main achievement is his “Rule”, containing precepts for his monks. It has a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness (ἐπιείκεια, epieikeia), and this persuaded most religious communities founded throughout the Middle Ages to adopt it. Benedict is often called the founder of western Christian monasticism. Read...

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! ~Psalm 1: 1

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

A collect for the Fourteenth Sunday of the year – (LBW Pentecost 7) – O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,...