Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Compline on Sunday

Compline after 2nd Vespers of Sunday – Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the...

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight. Let me live, that I may praise you, and let your ordinances help me. ~Psalm 119: 174-175 ~Image – The Ten Commandments by Lucas Cranach the Elder in the town hall of Wittenberg, (detail)

None on Friday

Friday at None – By grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God – not because of works, lest any man should boast. ~Ephesians 2:8 Image: Martin Luther, by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553). The painting hangs in the choir of St....

Vigils on Thursday

Thursday at Vigils – Christ the Lord is the King of glory: O, come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory Image: The striking Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

House-building Wednesday

Work has resumed on the new entrance between the Church and the new residence hall. It goes directly under the bell tower and the stone pillars of the tower have been incorporated into the interior design. ~Br. Richard

Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day – According to legends, the True Cross was discovered in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was then built at the site of the discovery, by order of Helena and Constantine. Nine years...

First Vespers of Holy Cross Day

First Vespers of Holy Cross – Psalm Antiphon 1 – O mighty work of mercy! Death died, when life died upon the Tree. ~with Psalm 113 Image: WLA metmuseum Crucifix ca 1180-1230

Saint John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom c. 349–407, Bishop of Constantinople, was an important Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. He was given the Greek surname chrysostomos,...

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – Invitatory Antiphon The Lord in holy splendor: O come, let us worship him. Image: Jan Van Eyck, Adoration of the Lamb

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Shed through our hearts, O Lord, thy ray, Our souls’ dull slumber drive away: Thy Name be first on every tongue, To thee our earliest praises sung. ~Office Hymn