Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Vespers in Advent

Advent Vespers – Creator of the stars of night, your people’s everlasting light, O Christ, Redeemer of us all, we pray you hear us when we call. In sorrow that the ancient curse should doom to death a universe, you came, O Savior, to set free your own in glorious liberty. When this old...

Advent III

Advent III – Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice. ~Introit for the Third Sunday of Advent

None in Advent

Advent None – Short Lesson and Verse – O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, give heed and act; delay not, for your own sake, O My God, because your city and your people are called by your name. ~Daniel 9:19 V. Come, O Lord, and do not delay. R. Forgive the sins...

Terce in Advent

Advent Terce – Short Lesson – Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. ~Jeremiah 23:5

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Short Lesson – You know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of...

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan – Between 337 and 340 – 4 April 397. A bishop of Milan and one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church. Ambrosian chant was named in his honor; he is credited...

Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

December 6 – St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra – Saint Nicholas (Greek: Άγιος Νικόλαος, Hagios Nicolaos ) (270–6 December 343), was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known...

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Office Hymn – A thrilling voice by Jordan rings, Rebuking guilt and darksome things: Vain dreams of sin and visions fly; Christ in his might shines forth on high. Now let each torpid soul arise, That sunk in guilt and wounded lies; See! the new Star’s refulgent ray Shall chase disease...

Advent II

Advent II – A voice of one crying out in the desert, prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. ~Matthew 3 (from Isaiah 40) ~Icon of John the Baptist made for tsarevna Sofia Aleeevna. Икона “Иоанн Претдтеча”, Москва 1686, поступила в ГИМ из Александровской слободы. Была написана по заказу царевны Софьи...

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