Eastertide Day 31

Eastertide, the 31st Day This joyful Eastertide, Away with sin and sorrow! My love, the Crucified, Has sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, who once was slain, Not burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain, But now has Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, But now has Christ arisen! ~Hymn: LBW 149

Saints Odo, Maiolus, Odilo, Hugh, & Blessed Peter

May 11 – SS. Odo, Maiolus, Odilo, Hugh, and Blessed Peter, Abbots of Cluny The Abbots of Cluny are a group comprised of four saints – the great founding and establishing abbots – who successively ruled it from 910 until 1109, the centuries of growth and its zenith – and Bl. Peter who restored...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cantate Sunday Cantate Domino canticum novum, quia mirabilia fecit Dominus ante conspectum gentium revelabit justititam suam, alleluia. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. ~Introit, Psalm 98: 1-2

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople

May 9 – St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople – (c. 329 – 389 or 390) – 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople, he is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. As a classically trained orator and philosopher he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine...

Dame Julian of Norwich, Anchoress

Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) is known to us almost only through her book, The Revelations of Divine Love, which is widely acknowledged as one of the great classics of the spiritual life. She is thought to have been the first woman to write a book in English which has survived. We do not know...

Lauds on Friday in Eastertide

Friday at Lauds in Eastertide – Short Lesson – The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so...

Lauds on Thursday in Eastertide

Eastertide at Lauds on Thursday – Short Lesson – If Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness. If the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life...

Eastertide at the Daily Office

Office Hymn at the Daily Office All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Final stanza of all office hymns during the Paschal season ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

Eastertide at Lauds

Lauds in Paschal Time R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. R. The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia. V. For our sake he hung upon the cross. R. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. The Lord is...

Saint Monica, Mother of Augustine

May 4 – St. Monica, Mother of Augustine – (RC August 27) St. Monica is the patroness of mothers and it’s easy to understand why. Her persistent prayer and godly example helped to draw her son Augustine away from a life of self indulgence to a life of faith. Not only is she a...