The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in...

Sext in Paschal Time

Sext on Weekdays in Eastertide after the Ascension – Short Lesson – Baptism now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God,...

None on Weekdays after the Ascension

Weekday None in Eastertide, after The Ascension – If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above not on things that are on earth. ~Colossians 3:1-2

None on Weekdays after the Ascension

Weekdays in Eastertide after the Ascension, None – Short Lesson – Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but...

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...