Saint Maurus & Saint Placid

January 15 – St. Maurus and St. Placid – Maurus, son of a nobleman of Rome, was born about the year 510 and died in 584. When he was about twelve years old, his father placed him under the care of St. Benedict at Subiaco. When he had grown up, St. Benedict chose him...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers

January 13 – St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers – (c. 300 – c. 368) Bishop of Poitiers and a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians” (Latin: Malleus Arianorum) and the “Athanasius of the West.” So great was the respect in which he was held by...

Vespers in Christmastide

Christmastide at Vespers – Christmastide ends with Vespers today, Sunday, the Baptism of Our Lord – The Root of Jesse has budded; the Star has come out of Jacob; a Virgin has borne the Savior: we praise you O our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Epiphany and following – O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...

Christmastide at Terce

Terce in Christmastide- Short Lesson – The grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world. ~Titus 2:11-12

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Short Lesson – In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. ~Hebrews 1:1-2

Responsory in Christmastide

Christmastide – The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. And dwelt among us. Alleluia, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. ~Responsory

Vespers in Christmastide

Christmastide at Vespers – The Root of Jesse has budded; the Star has come out of Jacob; a Virgin has borne the Savior; we praise you O our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon