Thursday at Compline I lie awake, I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. ~Psalm 102:8
Wednesday at Compline – Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger and give no opportunity to the devil. ~Ephesians 4: 26-27
Tuesday at Compline – How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with you. ~Psalm 139:16,17
October 23, St. James of Jerusalem, Martyr – James of Jerusalem is referred to in the New Testament as the brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was for many years the leader of the Christian congregation in Jerusalem, and is generally supposed to be the author of the Epistle of James, although the...
Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the LORD! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! ~Psalm 134
Saturday at Compline – Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. ~Psalm 17:8
Compline on Friday – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14:9a
Thursday at Lauds – With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. Answer me, O Lord! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! ~Responsory
October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist – Luke (Ancient Greek: Λουκᾶς, Loukás) was an Early Christian writer who the Church Fathers such as Jerome and Eusebius said was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is considered one of the Four Evangelists. He is venerated as Saint...
October 17 – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, surnamed Theophorus, which in Greek means “God-Bearer,” (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117), was probably a convert and disciple of St. John the Evangelist. We know nothing of his early life. The fourth-century Church historian, Eusebius, says that the Apostles Peter and Paul, who planted...