Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Give light, O Lord, to those who sit in darkness, and guide our feet into the way of peace, O God of Israel. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day...

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

August 29 – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I....

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. He is the patron saint of brewers,...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants! ~Psalm 90:13-14

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. ~Isaiah 12: 2

Compline on Sunday

Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the LORD! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! ~Psalm 134

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as...

Compline on Friday

Friday at Compline – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14:9a

Compline on Thursday

Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23