Thursday at Lauds – Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! ~Psalm 148: 7,8
Wednesday at Vespers – Singers and dancers alike say, “All our springs are in you.” ~Psalm 87:6
February 5 – The Martyrs of Japan (RC Feb 6) – Paul Miki, Jesuit scholastic, and his twenty-five companions, including two other Jesuits, six Franciscans, fifteen tertiaries, and two laymen, were crucified by order of the ruler Hideyoshi Feb. 5, 1597 at Nagasaki; among them, the Mexican Felipe de Jesus, the first martyr from...
Monday at Lauds – Whatever the LORD pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. ~Psalm 135:6,7
Sunday at Lauds – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring; Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1
February 2 – The Presentation of Our Lord – Also called “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of Mary. It marks the official end of the Christmas season and at St. Augustine’s House, the last decorations will be taken down after this. Its nickname, “Candlemas” comes from the fact that...
First Vespers of the Presentation of Our Lord – Simeon, a righteous and devout man, was looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. ~With Psalm 113. ~Psalm Antiphon
Friday at Lauds – Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. ~Psalm 143:8
Thursday at Terce – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~Psalm 119:105
Wednesday at Lauds – Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. ~Psalm 36:11