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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin: Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn

Vigils Invitatory

Invitatory – Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him. ~with Psalm 8 on Friday ~Photo by Brett Torgler

Martin de Porres

November 3 – Martin de Porres (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639). A lay brother of the Dominican Order who lived in Lima, Peru. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony.He was noted for work on behalf of the poor, establishing an orphanage and a children’s...

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