Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Lauds from the Office of the Dead

Office of the Dead – Lauds Hymn – The day is surely drawing near When God’s Son, the Anointed, Shall with great majesty appear As Judge of all appointed, All mirth and laughter then shall cease When flames on flames will still increase, As Scripture truly teacheth. A trumpet loud shall then resound And...

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

November 2 – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) – Eternal God, our maker and redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection that, in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the...

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day – The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagonloads of bones and reinterred them beneath the...

Reformation Day

October 31 – Reformation Day – It was not Luther’s intention to divide the Church, much less to start a brand new church. To the end of his life, he considered himself to be a faithful and obedient servant of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Though Luther renounced his monastic vows and...

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father. Have mercy on us. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. ~Responsory

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9

Saint Simon & Saint Jude, Apostles

October 28 – St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles – Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except, of course, where all the apostles are mentioned. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the Letter of Jude....

Saint Frumentius, Bishop

St. Frumentius, Bishop – Amharic ABBA SALAMA (fl. 4th century), Syrian who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia. As first bishop of its ancient capital, Aksum, he structured the emerging Christian church there in the orthodox theology of the Alexandrian school during the 4th-century controversy over Arianism.

Sext on Wednesday

Wednesday at Sext – Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not cast us off forever! Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our body cleaves to the ground. Rise up, come to our help....