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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Mikael Agricola, Bishop of Turku, Renewer of the Church

Mikael Agricola, Bishop of Turku, Renewer of the Church, d. 10 April 1557 Mikael Agricola (accent on the first syllable, as in most Finnish words not compounds), was born in Uusimaa, Finland, about 1510. He went to school in Viipuri (Viborg) and then in the cathedral town of Turku (Abo). The bishop of Turku,...

Blessed Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher

April 9 – Blessed Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Teacher “Why do Christians sing when they are together? The reason is, quite simply, because in singing together it is possible for them to speak and pray the same Word at the same time; in other words, because here they can unite in the Word. There should be...

Monday Housekeeping – None

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – None At 2.30 we meet to sing None (rhymes with “own”) – the ninth hour. The last of the “Little Hours”, it includes the same basic parts as the other two short offices. We daily remember this hour as the one at which Jesus...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Short Lesson on Mondays before Palm Sunday You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples;...

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds, Saturday – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday 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...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Short Lesson on Fridays until Palm Sunday By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured...

Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society

April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Renewer of Society Holy and righteous God, you created us in your image. Grant us grace to contend fearlessly against evil and to make no peace with oppression. Help us, like your servant Martin Luther King, Jr., to use our freedom to bring justice among people and...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers I said, Lord be merciful to me. I said, Lord be merciful to me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you. Be merciful to me. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit I said, Lord be merciful to me. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I flee to your for refuge. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I flee to your for refuge. For your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble. For I flee to you for refuge. Glory to the Father, and to the...