Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord – Lesson – I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with...

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

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

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lenten Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – They are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace. Let your eyes be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, giving ear to them...

Lauds on Wednesday in Lent

Wednesday Lauds in Lent – Short Lesson – You are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in...

Johann Sebastian Bach, Musician

March 21, 1685 – Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, Lutheran church musician and composer, sometimes called the “Fifth Evangelist.” In 1929 the Swedish bishop Nathan Söderblom called Bach’s cantatas the Fifth Gospel.

The Passing of Saint Benedict

The Passing of St. Benedict – March 21 – He died at Monte Cassino, Italy, while standing in prayer to God. According to tradition, this occurred on March 21, 547. Gregory the Great tells us: “On the sixth day he had his disciples carry him into the chapel. There he fortified himself against...

Vespers in Lent

Lenten Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Saturdays in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Saturday – Short Lesson – Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your...

Saint Patrick, Bishop

St. Patrick, Bishop – March 17 – St. Patrick, Bishop – An influential saint who, 1,500 years ago, brought Christianity to the country of Ireland. He was born about 385 in the British Isles, was carried off while still very young during a raid on Roman Britain by the Irish and sold as a...