Lauds in Paschal Time after the Ascension

Lauds in the Easter Season after The Ascension – O Lord Most High, eternal King, by thee redeemed thy praise we sing. The bonds of death are burst by thee, and grace has won the victory. Ascending to the Father’s throne thou claim’st the kingdom as thine own; and angels wonder when they see...

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

May 26 – St. Augustine of Canterbury – (circa first third of the 6th century – probably 26 May 604) A Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597. He is considered the “Apostle to the English” and a founder of the English Church. Laboring patiently, Augustine wisely heeded...

Saint Bede, the Venerable

May 25, St. Bede, the Venerable – (LBW June 9) – Born: 672/3, Northumbria, England – Died: May 25, 735, near Newcastle, England – The Venerable Bede was the first English church historian. He was a monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its daughter...

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Easter 7 Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Savior of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy...

Lauds after the Ascension

Lauds on weekdays after the Ascension – I am ascending to my Father and your father, to my God and your God, alleluia. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Vespers in Paschal Time

Vespers in Paschal Time after the Ascension Creator Spirit, heav’nly dove, Descend upon us from above; With graces manifold restore Your creatures as they were before. To you, the Comforter, we cry; To you, the gift of God most high, True fount of life, the fire of love, The soul’s anointing from above. In...

The Ascension of Our Lord

Ascension Day at Lauds – Short Lesson – Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, then to wait until his enemies...

First Vespers of the Ascension

Ascension of our Lord – First Vespers – Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way, alleluia. ~ with Psalm 113 ~Psalm Antiphon 1 ~First Vespers is on the evening before a Holy Day, or Sunday.

Housekeeping Monday

The Wigton organ, built on the framework of the 1975 Berghaus organ, is almost complete! We still await the Pedal 16′ Dulzian. Meanwhile, the Great and Pedal Principal stops are featured on this “Diapason Movement” by George Green.

Saint Celestine

May 19 – St. Celestine – Pope Celestine V, born Pietro Angelerio, also known as Pietro da Morrone, Peter of Morrone, and Peter Celestine, was pope for five months from 5 July to 13 December 1294, when he resigned. He was also a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines as...