Saint Mary Magdalene

July 22 – St. Mary Magdalene In the New Testament she is mentioned among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to him (Luke 8:2-3), where it is also said that seven devils had been cast out of her (Mark 16:9). She is next named as standing at the foot of the cross (Mark...

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Clothing of Brother Stephen

Br. Stephen Weick was recently clothed as a novice. Here he is with the prior, Fr. John. On your next visit be sure and greet Br. Stephen and assure him of your prayers for his vocation and for the community.

Elijah, Prophet

Elijah, Prophet – Elias (Hebrew ‘Eliahu,) The loftiest and most wonderful prophet of the Old Testament. What we know of his public life is sketched in a few popular narratives enshrined, for the most part, in the First Book of Kings. These narratives, which bear the stamp of an almost contemporary age, very likely...

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds Uplift us with thine arm of might And let our hearts rise pure and bright, And ardent in God’s praises pay The thanks we owe him every day ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. Answer me, O Lord! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! ~Responsory

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...