Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Grant. O thou blessed Trinity; grant, O unchanging Unity; that this our fast of forty days may work our profit and thy praise! Amen. ~Office hymn, st. 5

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers I said, Lord be merciful to me. I said, Lord be merciful to me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you. Be merciful to me. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit I said, Lord be merciful to me. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome

March 12 – St. Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome (Roman Catholic: September 3) – (c. 540 – 12 March 604) St. Gregory was pope from 3 September 590 until his death. Gregory is well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. Throughout the...

None in Lent

Lent at None – V: The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. R: A broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday ~Image: April 11, 2019 – Spring snow and the Retreat House

Sext in Lent

Lent at Sext – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55:7

Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop

March 9 – St. Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop – (c. 335 – c. 395) Also known as Gregory Nyssen, was bishop of Nyssa from 372 to 376, and from 378 until his death. Gregory lacked the administrative ability of his brother Basil, or the contemporary influence of Gregory of Nazianzus, but was an erudite...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve. ~Magnificat Antiphon until Palm Sunday in Lent

Saint Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs

March 7 – St. Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs – Died 7 March 203. Christian martyrs of the 3rd century. Perpetua (b. 181) was a 22-year old married noble, and a nursing mother. Her co-martyr Felicity, an expectant mother, was her slave. They suffered together at Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. The...

Terce in Lent

Lent at Terce – Short Lesson – “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” ~Joel 2: 12-13a

Lauds in Lent – Thursday

Lent at Lauds, Thursday – Short Lesson – They are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace. Let your eyes be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call...