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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Ephrem of Edessa – Hymn

A hymn by Ephrem of Edessa From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from humanity; his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree: praised be his Oneness. He joined with guests at wedding feast, Yet in the wilderness did fast; he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at...

Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon

June 10 – Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon It is said that in 325 Ephrem accompanied his bishop, James of Nisibis, to the Council of Nicea. His writings are an eloquent defense of the Nicene faith in the Deity of Jesus Christ. He countered the Gnostics’ practice of spreading their message through popular songs by...

The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in...

First Vespers of Pentecost

First Vespers of Pentecost – Short Lesson But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are...

Vespers in Paschal Time after the Ascension

Vespers in Paschal Time after the Ascension Creator Spirit, heav’nly dove, Descend upon us from above; With graces manifold restore Your creatures as they were before. To you, the Comforter, we cry; To you, the gift of God most high, True fount of life, the fire of love, The soul’s anointing from above. In...

William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society

June 6 – William Alfred Passavant – Renewer of Society Born in Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 9 October, 1821. He graduated from Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, in 1840, and at the Lutheran theological seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842. In the latter year he was ordained to the ministry, and he held pastorates in Baltimore, Maryland,...

Saint Boniface

June 5 – St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, Martyr St. Boniface, a monk of Exeter in England, is one of the great figures of the Benedictine Order and of the monastic apostolate in the Middle Ages. Gregory II sent him to preach the Gospel in Germany. He evangelized Hesse, Saxony and...

Tuesday Housekeeping

Tuesday Housekeeping Dear kind friends of Saint Augustine’s House, There was an unexpected pause in posts. Things should be back to normal now. I’m sorry for the break and will continue to try to post at least once a day. Thank you for your understanding and support. Happy Easter! djs – Facebook administrator

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Easter 7 Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Savior of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy...

None in Paschal Time

Weekday None in Eastertide, after The Ascension If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above not on things that are on earth. ~Colossians 3:1-2