Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! ~Psalm 100: 3

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Short Lesson – May all the peoples of the earth know that the LORD is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments. ~I Kings 8: 60f

Saint Martin of Tours

November 11 – St. Martin of Tours, Bishop – 316 – November 8, 397. While Martin was still a soldier in the Roman army and deployed in Gaul (modern day France), he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. One day as he was approaching the gates of the city...

Saint Leo the Great

November 10 – St. Leo the Great – An extraordinary shepherd of the Church, he is one of only three Popes in two thousand years to be called “the Great.” As a deacon, before being elevated to the office of Pope in AD 440, Leo opposed the heresy of Pelagianism which taught that grace...

Sext on Wednesday

Wednesday at Sext – Short Lesson – As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” ~1 Peter 1: 15f ~Icon by Rublev of the Hospitality of Abraham

None on Tuesday

Tuesday at None – Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ~Psalm 124: 8 ~This is also part of the Episcopal (Bishop’s) blessing as a versicle and response. ~Image: From the recent Fellowship Day. More photos to follow.

Election Day (USA)

Election Day in the United States of America – Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties...

Terce on Tuesday

Tuesday at Terce – At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. ~Psalm 119: 62

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – With prayer the Father we implore: O Father, glorious evermore, We plead with thee for grace and power To conquer in temptation’s hour. To guide whate’er we nobly do, With love all envy to subdue, To give us grace our wrongs to bear, To make ill fortune turn to fair....