First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord – Lesson – I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with...

First Vespers of Holy Cross Day

Tomorrow is Holy Cross Day. Today we sing the first vespers of Holy Cross Day – O mighty work of mercy! Death died, when life died upon the Tree. ~Psalm Antiphon 1 (sung with Psalm 113)

First Vespers of Pentecost

First Vespers of Pentecost – Short Lesson But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are...

First Vespers of the Ascension

Ascension of our Lord – First Vespers Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way, alleluia. ~ with Psalm 113 ~Psalm Antiphon 1 ~First Vespers is on the evening before a Holy Day, or Sunday. ~NOTE:...

Monday Housekeeping – Vespers

Monday Housekeeping – Vespers 6 P.M. brings us together for Vespers, a bookend to Lauds with similar components and lasting about as long. It concludes with the singing of the Canticle “Magnificat,” the Canticle of Mary. When the following day is Sunday or a Holy Day, Vespers anticipates it as “First Vespers.” This again...

First Vespers of Sunday

Saturday at Vespers (First Vespers of Sunday) – For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he knows from afar. Psalm 138:7

First Vespers of the Epiphany

First Vespers of the Epiphany – Your light has come, O Jerusalem, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you; and nations shall come to your light, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 2