Saturday at Lauds – Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9
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....
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.
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....
Tuesday at Lauds – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand. ~Office hymn, st. 2
Monday at Lauds – Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages. ~Psalm 135: 13
Sunday at Lauds – Bless the Lord, mountains and hills. Bless the Lord, all things that grow on the earth. ~Benedicite Omnia Opera – Daniel 3:57ff Image: The retreat house with bright color before and beyond. Photo by Br. Richard
Saturday at Lauds – Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9 ~Image: A bright tree colors the season. The new addition is visible on the left. Photo by Br. Richard.
Friday at Lauds – Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy before the LORD, for he is coming, for he is coming to...
Friday at Compline – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14: 9