Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! ~Psalm 96: 7-8 Image: Icon with the altar beyond, prepared for the Thanksgiving Day mass at St....

Thanksgiving Day, USA

Thanksgiving Day, USA – On this day we sing the great hymn of praise, Te Deum, also sung at Vigils on Sundays outside of Lent and Advent, on Holy Days, and midnight at the New Year – You are God; we praise you. You are the Lord; we acclaim you. You are the eternal...

Saint Clement, Bishop of Rome

St. Clement, Bishop of Rome – (also called Clemens Romanus to distinguish him from Clement of Alexandria) was the third in succession after the Apostle Peter as bishop of Rome. Clement is known mainly for the letter he wrote to the Corinthians in about AD 96. He is counted among the apostolic fathers. His...


Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and her feast...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Short Lesson – You are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. ~ Thessalonians 5: 5-6

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! For the LORD is good; his mercy endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. ~Psalm 100: 3,4

Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King – Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ~Image: St. Augustine’s House processional cross with Christus Rex.

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your justice. ~Psalm 119: 156

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. ~Psalm 143: 1

Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia, Princess of Hungary

November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, Princess of Hungary – T.O.S.F. – (Third Order Franciscan) – (German: Heilige Elisabeth von Thüringen, Hungarian: Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet, July 7, 1207 – November 17, 1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary. She was the daughter of Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania,...