Lent at Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – R: Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I flee to you for refuge. V: For your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble. R: For I flee to you for refuge. V; Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the...
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
Lent at None – Short Lesson – Is not this the fast that I choose: to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh. ~Isaiah 58: 6a,7
Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory ~Image: Christ Pantocrator mosaic from Hagia Sophia
Lent at Sunday Vespers – You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve. ~Magnificat Antiphon ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery.
Lent at Sext, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55: 7
Lent at Terce, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” ~Joel 2: 12-13a
March 9 – St. Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop. (c. 335 – c. 395) Gregory, also known as Gregory Nyssen, was bishop of Nyssa from 372 to 376, and from 378 until his death. Gregory lacked the administrative ability of his brother Basil, or the contemporary influence of Gregory of Nazianzus, but was an erudite...