Wednesday at Lauds – The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. ~Psalm 97: 5
Vespers – My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his handmaid. ~Magnificat
Monday at Lauds – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! ~Psalm 100: 3
Sunday at Lauds – Weeping may spend the night, but joy comes with the morning. ~Psalm 30: 6
Saturday at Terce – Short Lesson – May all the peoples of the earth know that the LORD is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments. ~I Kings 8: 60f
November 11 – St. Martin of Tours, Bishop – 316 – November 8, 397. While Martin was still a soldier in the Roman army and deployed in Gaul (modern day France), he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. One day as he was approaching the gates of the city...
November 10 – St. Leo the Great – An extraordinary shepherd of the Church, he is one of only three Popes in two thousand years to be called “the Great.” As a deacon, before being elevated to the office of Pope in AD 440, Leo opposed the heresy of Pelagianism which taught that grace...
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: 15f ~Icon by Rublev of the Hospitality of Abraham
Tuesday at None – Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ~Psalm 124: 8 ~This is also part of the Episcopal (Bishop’s) blessing as a versicle and response. ~Image: From the recent Fellowship Day. More photos to follow.
Election Day in the United States of America – Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties...