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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Holy Monday

Monday in Holy Week – O God, your Son chose the path which led to pain before joy and the cross before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Collect of...

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...

Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society

April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society Holy and righteous God, you created us in your image. Grant us grace to contend fearlessly against evil and to make no peace with oppression. Help us, like your servant Martin Luther King, Jr., to use our freedom to bring justice among people and...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Now Christ, thou Sun of righteousness, Let dawn our darkened spirits bless: The light of grace to us restore While day to earth returns once more. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office Hymn, st. 3

Pray for Professions

Pray for professions – Raise up, we ask you, Almighty God, men and women of faith to serve you in religious communities to the praise and glory of your Holy Name, and to the comfort of your faithful people. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4

John Donne, Priest

March 31 – John Donne, Priest – The English writer and Anglican cleric John Donne is considered now to be the preeminent metaphysical poet of his time. He was born in 1572 to Roman Catholic parents, when practicing that religion was illegal in England. His mother, Elizabeth (Heywood) Donne, a lifelong Catholic, was the...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~Benedictus antiphon on weekdays before Palm Sunday