Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Monday Housekeeping

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – The Daily Office, Divine Office, or Liturgy of Hours, are various names for the non-Eucharistic liturgies that the Church, especially in monastic communities, has prayed daily for centuries. Martin Luther combined Vigils and Lauds to make a morning prayer, and Vespers and Compline into...

Vespers at Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Grant. O thou blessed Trinity; grant, O unchanging Unity; that this our fast of forty days may work our profit and thy praise! Amen. ~Office hymn, st. 5

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Fourth Sunday in Lent – O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office Hymn, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pardoning grace. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 2

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office hymn, st. 1

None in Lent

Lent at None – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday – Is not this the fast that I choose: to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh. ~Isaiah 58:6a, 7

Monday Housekeeping – Sext

Monday Housekeeping – Daily Life at St. Augustine’s House – The second of the “Little Hours” is at noon and is called “Sext” because it is at the sixth hour of the day. Like Terce, it lasts about 10-15 minutes and includes the same parts. The noon hour reminds us of the hour when...

Annunciation of Our Lord

March 25- The Annunciation of Our Lord – No one can say anything greater of her or to her, though he had as many tongues as there are leaves on the trees, or grass in the fields, or stars in the sky, or sand by the sea. It needs to be pondered in the...