Tuesday at Lauds – So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants! ~Psalm 90:13-14
Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. ~Isaiah 12: 2
Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the LORD! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! ~Psalm 134
August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as...
Friday at Compline – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14:9a
Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23
Wednesday at Vespers – Singers and dancers alike say, “All our springs are in you.” ~Psalm 87:6
August 20 – St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux – He was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France. In 1113, Bernard, with thirty young noblemen, presented himself to the Abbot at Citeaux. His superior, seeing the great progress he made in the spiritual life, sent him with twelve monks to found a new monastery,...
Monday at Compline – I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. ~Psalm 34:1
Sunday at Second Vespers – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ~Psalm 116: 1,2