Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


The Ascension of Our Lord

Ascension Day at Lauds – Short Lesson – Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, then to wait until his enemies...

First Vespers of the Ascension

Ascension of our Lord – First Vespers – Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way, alleluia. ~ with Psalm 113 ~Psalm Antiphon 1 ~First Vespers is on the evening before a Holy Day, or Sunday.

Housekeeping Monday

The Wigton organ, built on the framework of the 1975 Berghaus organ, is almost complete! We still await the Pedal 16′ Dulzian. Meanwhile, the Great and Pedal Principal stops are featured on this “Diapason Movement” by George Green.

Saint Celestine

May 19 – St. Celestine – Pope Celestine V, born Pietro Angelerio, also known as Pietro da Morrone, Peter of Morrone, and Peter Celestine, was pope for five months from 5 July to 13 December 1294, when he resigned. He was also a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines as...

Saint Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr

May 18 – St. Erik, King of Sweden, Martyr – According to legends, Erik did much to consolidate Christianity in his realm and spread the faith into Finland. In an effort to conquer and convert the Finns, he allegedly led the First Swedish Crusade against the native Finns and persuaded an English Bishop Henry...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Easter 6 Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you...

35th Day of Easter

35th Day in Paschal Time – He brings me to the portal That leads to bliss untold, Whereon this rhyme immortal Is found in script of gold: “Who there my cross has shared Finds here a crown prepared; Who there with me has died Shall here be glorified.” ~Stanza 6 – Awake, my heart,...

Saint Pachomius, Religious

May 15 – St. Pachomius, Religious – St. Anthony is usually considered the founder of Christian monasticism, but it was Pachomius who began monasticism as we know it today. He was the first monk to organize hermits into groups and provide them with a written rule, and both St. Basil and St. Benedict drew...

Saint Matthias, Apostle

May 14 – St. Matthias, Apostle – (Feb 24 for some) – So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go...

Terce in Paschal Time

Paschal Time at Terce – Short Lesson – Weekdays until the Ascension – Faith will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. ~Romans 4:24-25