The Epiphany of Our Lord

The Epiphany of Our Lord – Lauds and Sext – Opening their treasures, the wise men offered the Lord gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon

Second Sunday after Christmas

Second Sunday after Christmas – Almighty ever-living God, splendor of faithful souls, graciously be pleased to fill the world with your glory, and show yourself to all peoples by the radiance of your light. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,...

Lauds 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

Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe

January 2 – Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe (21 February 1808 – 2 January 1872)- A pastor of the Lutheran Church, Löhe is often regarded as being a founder of the deaconess movement in Lutheranism and a founding sponsor of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). From the small town of Neuendettelsau, he sent pastors to...

Lauds in Christmastide

Lauds in Christmastide – From east to west, from shore to shore Let ev’ry heart awake and sing The holy child whom Mary bore, The Christ, the everlasting king. Behold, the world’s creator wears The form and fashion of a slave; Our very flesh our maker shares, His fallen creatures, all, to save. For...

Vespers in the Christmas Octave

Vespers in the Christmas Octave – On this day the Christmas octave ends with Vespers – Today the Christ is born; today the Savior has appeared; today on earth angels are singing, archangels rejoicing: today the righteous exult and say: Glory to God in the highest, alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon

January 1, The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus God, who hast made thine only-begotten Son the Savior of mankind and didst give Him the name of Jesus, mercifully grant that we who worship his name on earth may joyfully behold him in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. ~Collect...