Saturday at Lauds – The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. ~Psalm 92: 12
Friday at Lauds – Through the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high has broken upon us. ~Benedictus Antiphon
Polycarp was Bishop of Smyrna (today known as Izmir), a city on the west coast of Turkey. The letters to the “seven churches in Asia” at the beginning of the book of Revelation include a letter to the church in Smyrna, identifying it as a church undergoing persecution. Polycarp is said to have known...
Wednesday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3: 23f
Monday at Sext – My eyes are ever toward the Lord. ~Psalm Antiphon, with Psalm 25 ~Image: Crucifix in the Church of the Visitation, St. Augustine’s House
Seventh Sunday of the Year – Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities. ~Psalm 103: 1-3
February 18 – Blessed Martin Luther, Renewer of the Church – (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546). Almighty God, we praise you for the men and women you have sent to call the Church to its tasks and renew its life such as your servant Martin. Raise up in our own day teachers...
Friday at Lauds – R: Let me hear of your loving kindness in the morning. V: Teach me the way I should go. R: In the morning. V: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R: Let me hear of your loving kindness in the morning. ~Responsory
Thursday at Lauds – Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you and watch. -Psalm...
Wednesday at Lauds – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. ~Psalm 57: 1,2. “This Psalm tells of our Lord’s passion.” ~Saint Augustine