Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Saturday at Lauds

Lauds on Saturday – Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9

Vespers in Advent

Advent Vespers – Fear not, Mary, you have found favor with the Lord; behold, you shall conceive and bear a Son, alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon ~

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Behold, the Lord shall come and all his saints with him; and in that day the light shall be great, alleluia. ~Benedictus antiphon

Saint Andrew, Apostle

November 30 – St. Andrew, Apostle – He was brother of Simon (Peter), both fishermen. From the fourth Gospel we learn that Andrew was a disciple of the Baptist, whose testimony first led him and John the Evangelist to follow Jesus. Andrew introduced him to his brother, Peter; later they left all things to...

Responsory at Lauds & Vespers in Advent

Responsory – V. Come to save us, O Lord God of hosts! R. Come to save us, O Lord God of hosts! V. Let your face shine, that we may be saved. R. O Lord God of hosts! V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. Come...

First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent – “Sleepers wake!” A voice astounds us, The shout of rampart guards surrounds us: “Awake, Jerusalem, arise!” Midnight’s peace their cry has broken. Their urgent summons clearly spoken: “The time has come, O maidens wise! Rise up, and give us light; the bridegroom is in sight. Alleluia! Your lamps prepare...

Saint Silvester Gozzolini

November 26 – St. Silvester Gozzolini – Founder of the Sylvestrines, b.of the noble family of the Gozzolini at Osimo, 1177; d. 26 Nov., 1267. He was sent to study jurisprudence, but, feeling within himself a call to the ecclesiastical state, abandoned the study of law for that of theology and Holy Scripture, giving...

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...