Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Sunday at Lauds

Lauds on Sunday – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Each phantom of the night depart, Each thought of guilt forsake the heart; Let every ill that darkness brought Beneath its shade now come to nought. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Uplift us with thine arm of might And let our hearts rise pure and bright, And ardent in God’s praises pay The thanks we owe him every day ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea

June 14 – St. Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 330-379 – (Modern RC: January 2) Theologically, Basil was a supporter of the Nicene faction of the church, in opposition to Arianism. He was also known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life which focus on community...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night, That breed confusion and affright, Begone! o’er head the dawn shines clear, The light breaks in and Christ is here.

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand. ~Office Hymn, st. 2 ~Image: Icon of the Second Coming

Monday Housekeeping – Br. Richard

Monday Housekeeping – daily life at St. Augustine’s House – Periodically Fr. John, prior, or Br. Richard, may visit various places, near and far, to share facets of their faith as lived in monastic life. On Saturday, June 9th Br. Richard gave a talk to a local gathering of clergy and lay members of...

Saint Barnabas, Apostle

June 11 – St. Barnabas, Apostle – Born Joseph, he was renamed after he converted to Christianity. Following his conversion he gave all his money and property to the Church, and later became a powerful missionary and preacher, traveling with St. Paul and advocating that pagans could be baptized as Christians without being circumcised.“The...

Tenth Sunday – Pentecost 3

Tenth Sunday of the Year – (LBW 3 Pentecost) O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance do it. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you...