Eastertide at the Daily Office

Office Hymn at the Daily Office All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Final stanza of all office hymns during the Paschal season ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

Monday Housekeeping – Terce

Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – Terce – At 8.15 A.M. is the first of the so-called Little Hours. It is named Terce because it is traditionally sung near the third hour of the day according to the Jewish reckoning of time, which for us would be 9 A.M. It includes a hymn...

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...

Monday Housekeeping

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – It’s time for a weekly review of the various daily offices prayed at St. Augustine’s House, and at other Benedictine houses. They can be arcane to the outsider, and even those who have some awareness of monastic life may be put off by the...

Eastertide at the Daily Office

Office Hymn at the Daily Office – All praise to you, O risen Lord, from death to endless life restored; all praise to God the Father be and Paraclete eternally. Amen. ~Final stanza of all office hymns during the Paschal season ~Image: Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA

Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce – Blessed are those who walk in your law, O Lord! ~Psalm Antiphon, with Psalm 119: 1-32