Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


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

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