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Vigils on Sunday

Sunday at Vigils – I love you, O LORD my strength, O LORD my stronghold, my crag and my haven. ~Psalm 18:1

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

November 2 – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) – Eternal God, our maker and redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection that, in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the...

All Saints’ Day

November 1 – All Saints’ Day – The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagon-loads of bones and reinterred...

Reformation Day

October 31 – Reformation Day – It was not Luther’s intention to divide the Church, much less to start a brand new church. To the end of his life, he considered himself to be a faithful and obedient servant of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Though Luther renounced his monastic vows and...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments are like the great deep; you save both man and beast, O LORD. ~Psalm 36:6

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Hear my voice, O...

Saint Simon & Saint Jude, Apostles

October 28 – St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles – Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except, of course, where all the apostles are mentioned. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the Letter of Jude....

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father. Have mercy on us. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ, Son of...

None on Saturday

Saturday at None – Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. ~Psalm 54: 1-2

None on Friday

Friday at None – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? ~Psalm 22: 1 ~We remember the hour of our Lord’s death especially on a Friday