Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


First Vespers of Holy Cross Day

First Vespers of Holy Cross – Psalm Antiphon 1 – O mighty work of mercy! Death died, when life died upon the Tree. ~with Psalm 113 Image: WLA metmuseum Crucifix ca 1180-1230

Saint John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom c. 349–407, Bishop of Constantinople, was an important Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. He was given the Greek surname chrysostomos,...

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – Invitatory Antiphon The Lord in holy splendor: O come, let us worship him. Image: Jan Van Eyck, Adoration of the Lamb

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Shed through our hearts, O Lord, thy ray, Our souls’ dull slumber drive away: Thy Name be first on every tongue, To thee our earliest praises sung. ~Office Hymn

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD: “though your sins are...

None on Friday

Friday at None – The LORD is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his gaze tests, the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11: 4-5 Image: Jesus Christ Pantocrator (Detail from deesis mosaic)...

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated at least by the sixth century, when St. Romanos the Melodist, an Eastern Christian who composed many of the hymns used in the Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox liturgies, composed a...

Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers – For ever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations. ~Responsory

Compline on Monday

Monday at Compline – The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. ~Psalm 34: 18