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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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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 what’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....

Monday Housekeeping – Sext

Monday Housekeeping – Daily Life at St. Augustine’s House – The second of the “Little Hours” is at noon and is called “Sext” because it is at the sixth hour of the day. Like Terce, it lasts about 10-15 minutes and includes the same parts. The noon hour reminds us of the hour when...

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, st. 4

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Let your hand, O Lord, be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. ~Psalm Antiphon

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – Antiphon – Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near and there is none to help. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? ~Psalm 22: 1 ~Note: Sext is sung at...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – May this new day be calmly passed; May we keep pure while it shall last, Nor let our lips from truth depart, Nor dark designs engage the heart. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

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: 15

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

August 29 – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I....

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. He is the patron saint of brewers,...

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Our patronal feast day, the celebration of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, is tomorrow. It will officially begin today at Vespers, as First Vespers of St. Augustine. ~Image: Tiffany Window of St. Augustine – Lightner_Museum