Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night, That breed confusion and affright, Begone! o’er head the dawn shines clear, The light breaks in and Christ is here. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Wigton Pipe Organ

The New Organ The framework for the pedal case went up today; the final shape of the instrument is more clear. David Wigton stands in the pedal as Fr. Shaun LaDuc climbs in the rafters.

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand. ~Office hymn, st. 2 ~Image: Icon of the second coming

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Because your love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name. ~Psalm 63: 3,4

Holy Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Sunday – A hymn Thy strong Word did cleave the darkness; At thy speaking it was done. For created light we thank Thee While thine ordered seasons run Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send! Alleluia without end! Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness, Dark as night and deep...

Holy Trinity Sunday, Sext

Sext on Holy Trinity Sunday Let praise and glory resound from the lips of all men to the Father and the Sole-begotten; and equal praise be given forever to the Holy Spirit. Psalm Antiphon

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9

Wigton Pipe Organ

The Wigton Pipe Organ has begun to arrive at the Church of the Visitation, Saint Augustine’s House. The case that includes the Great and Swell is seen here and the pedal case is yet to be put up on the left. It will make the organ appear more balanced than in this picture. David...

Saint Basil the Great

June 14 – St. Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 330-379 – (Modern RC: January 2) Theologically, Basil was a supporter of the Nicene faction of the church, in opposition to Arianism. He was also known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life which focus on community...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. Hearken to the sound of my cry; my King and my God, for to you I pray. ~Psalm 5: 1,2