Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Lauds in Advent

Advent at 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 world...

Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent – Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever...

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – The Lamb descends from heaven above To pardon sin with freest love; For such indulgent mercy shown With tearful joy our thanks we own. ~Office hymn, st. 3

Saint Ambrose

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan An Advent hymn, words by Ambrose. Martin Luther based his Nun Komm, der Heiden heiland (Savior of the nations, come) on it. Veni redemptor gentium 1-Redeemer of the nations, come; reveal yourself in virgin birth, the birth which ages all adore, a wondrous birth, befitting God....

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

December 7 – St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan – (c. 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...

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 at Lauds – Now let each torpid soul arise, That sunk in guilt and wounded lies; See! the new Star’s refulgent ray Shall chase disease and sin away. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Saint John Damascene

December 4 – St. John Damascene (c.675 – c.749) Representative of the Christians to the court of the Muslim caliph. Thrived as a Christian in a Saracen land, becoming the chief financial officer for caliph Abdul Malek. Tutored in his youth by a captured Italian monk named Cosmas. Between the Christian teaching from the...

The Season of Advent 2018

Advent 2018 – Liturgical 2019 begins; Sunday Cycle C, Daily Year 1; Omit Te Deum and Gloria on Sunday until Christmas; Creed; Use preface of Advent until Christmas unless otherwise noted. ~From the St. Augustine’s House Ordo

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – 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. ~Office hymn, st. 1