Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so great...

Vespers in Holy Week

Holy Week at Vespers – 1. The royal banners forward go; The cross shines forth in mystic glow Where he, by whom our flesh was made, In that same flesh our ransom paid: 2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed, Life’s torrent rushing from his side, To wash us in the precious...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds – Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle; Sing the ending of the fray. Now above the cross, the trophy, Sound the loud triumphant lay; Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer, As a victim won the day. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Monday Housekeeping – Vespers

Monday Housekeeping – Vespers 6 P.M. brings us together for Vespers, a bookend to Lauds with similar components and lasting about as long. It concludes with the singing of the Canticle “Magnificat,” the Canticle of Mary. When the following day is Sunday or a Holy Day, Vespers anticipates it as “First Vespers.” This again...

Lauds in Holy Week

Holy Week at Lauds By your blood, O Lord, you ransomed us for God. By your blood, O Lord, you ransomed us for God. From every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You ransomed us for God. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. By your blood,...

Lauds on Palm Sunday

Lauds on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week – Short Lesson Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Short Lesson on Friday until Palm Sunday By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured...

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week and Triduum 2019 Palm Sunday, April 14th 10:00 a.m. Palm Procession, St. Luke’s Passion Narrative Maundy Thursday, April 18th 6:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of Feet Good Friday, April 19th 4:30 p.m. Solemn Liturgy; St. John’s Passion Narrative Holy Saturday, April 20th 9:00 p.m. Vigil and First Mass of...

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