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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Monday at Lauds

Lauds on Monday – Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name. ~Psalm 63: 3,4

St. Barnabas, Apostle

Barnabas, born Joseph, was renamed after he converted to Christianity. Following his conversion he gave all his money and property to the Church, and later became a powerful missionary and preacher, traveling with St. Paul and advocating that pagans could be baptized as Christians without being circumcised. “The report of this came to the...

Friday at Lauds

Friday 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 coming to judge the...

St. Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon

It is said that in 325 Ephrem accompanied his bishop, James of Nisibis, to the Council of Nicea. His writings are an eloquent defense of the Nicene faith in the Deity of Jesus Christ. He countered the Gnostics’ practice of spreading their message through popular songs by composing Christian songs and hymns of his...

Wednesday at Lauds

Lauds on Wednesday – Your mercy, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. ~Psalm 36: 4

Tuesday at Lauds

Responsory at Lauds on Tuesday – Hear my voice, O Lord; I hope in your words. I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Hear my voice, O Lord; I hope in your words.

Monday at Terce

Short Lesson at Monday Terce – Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. ~Romans 13: 8, 10

Sunday at 2nd Vespers

2nd Vespers on Sunday – Responsory – Blessed are you, O Lord in the firmament of heaven. And to be praised and glorified forever. In the firmament of heaven. Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Blessed are you, O Lord in the firmament of heaven.

Vigils

Invitatory at Vigils Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him.