Terce in Advent

Advent at Terce – Short Lesson Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. ~Jeremiah 23:5 ~Image: Tree of Jesse, woodcut, anonymous, Paris, 1528

Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent – Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever...

Saint Ambrose Hymnody

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan An Advent hymn, words by Ambrose. Martin Luther based his Nun Komm, der Heiden heiland (Savior of the nations, come) on it. Veni redemptor gentium 1-Redeemer of the nations, come; reveal yourself in virgin birth, the birth which ages all adore, a wondrous birth, befitting God....

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (c. between 337 and 340 – 4 April 397) A bishop of Milan and one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church. Ambrosian chant was named in his honor; he is credited...

Saint Augustine’s House Video

View and Share! The recent video about the community is a fine introduction to our life of prayer. Share it with your friends, pray for our life, and plan for a visit! It’s on our YouTube page. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the link: https://youtu.be/SVvLD9jYdl8

Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

December 6 – St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra – Saint Nicholas (Greek: Άγιος Νικόλαος, Hagios Nicolaos ) (270–6 December 343), was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known...

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Although the organ is not quite complete, visually it is finished. We’re taking various photographs of it to find a good one for general use and ultimately to find a formal portrait. Here is another.

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – Behold, the Lord shall come and all his saints with him; and in that day the light shall be great. Alleluia. ~Benedictus Antiphon until 17 December

Saint John Damascene

December 4 – St. John Damascene (c.675 – c.749) Representative of the Christians to the court of the Muslim caliph. Thrived as a Christian in a Saracen land, becoming the chief financial officer for caliph Abdul Malek. Tutored in his youth by a captured Italian monk named Cosmas. Between the Christian teaching from the...

Vespers in Advent

Advent at Vespers – Fear not, Mary, you have found favor with the Lord; behold, you shall conceive and bear a Son, alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon