Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Compline on Sunday (after 2nd Vespers of Sunday)

Sunday Compline – Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the light; through the same...

Compline on Saturday (after First Vespers of Sunday)

Saturday Compline – O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the...

Compline on Friday

Friday at Compline – In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. ~Psalm 31: 1

Lauds on Friday

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

Wednesday at None

None on Wednesday – Short Lesson – Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3: 23

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

August 29 – Beheading of Saint John the Baptist – None – Psalm Antiphon: The King sent a soldier of the guard; he went and beheaded John in the prison. Lesson: The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the...

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

August 28, St. Augustine (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, printers, theologians, and the...