Sunday at None – It is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:21f ~Image: Christ Pantocrator mosaic from Hagia Sophia
August 10, St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr – He is remembered for his charitable works which ultimately resulted in a death sentence. The story persists that after being placed on a gridiron over a fire, he announced that he was done on one side and should be turned over. He is the patron saint...
Friday at None – The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11:5 ~Image: The Last Judgement by Michelangelo
August 8 – St. Dominic After his ordination to the priesthood, Dominic spent nine years in Osma, pursuing a life of intense prayer. Dominic and a group of followers gained local recognition as a religious congregation, and Dominic accompanied Tolouse’s bishop to Rome for an ecumenical council in 1215. The council stressed the Church’s...
Wednesday at None The LORD has done great things for us; and we are glad indeed. ~Psalm 126: 4
August 6 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord Today we celebrate the occasion on which Christ, as he was beginning to teach his disciples that he must die and rise again, revealed himself in shining splendor to Peter, James, and John. Moses and Elijah were present, and are taken to signify that the Law...
Monday at None I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ~Psalm 121: 1,2
Sunday at Sext O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his mercy endures forever! ~Psalm 136:1
Saturday at Sext Let those who desire my vindication shout for joy and be glad, and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” ~Psalm 35:32, 33
Friday at Terce Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight. ~Psalm 119: 143