Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


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...

Friday at Lauds

Lauds on Friday – Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the tress of the wood sing for joy before the LORD, for he is coming, for he is coming to...

Thursday at Compline

Compline on Thursday – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24 – Saint Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as...

Tuesday at None

None on Tuesday – V. Behold, you desire truth in the inward being ; R. Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. ~Responsory