Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – May this new day be calmly passed; May we keep pure while it shall last, Nor let our lips from truth depart, Nor dark designs engage the heart. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – The winged herald of the day Proclaims the morn’s approaching ray: And Christ the Lord our souls excites, And so to endless life invites. ~Office Hymn, stanza 1

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – O splendor of God’s glory bright, O thou that bringest light from light, O Light of Light, light’s living spring, O Day, all days illumining. ~Office Hymn, per annum, ordinary time. ~Image: Church of the Visitation, St. Augustine’s House, narthex.

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide, Epiphany and following – Lauds Office Hymn O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Short Lesson – You know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of...

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Office Hymn – A thrilling voice by Jordan rings, Rebuking guilt and darksome things: Vain dreams of sin and visions fly; Christ in his might shines forth on high. Now let each torpid soul arise, That sunk in guilt and wounded lies; See! the new Star’s refulgent ray Shall chase disease...

Saturday at Lauds

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

Lauds in Advent

Advent Lauds – Behold, the Lord shall come and all his saints with him; and in that day the light shall be great, alleluia. ~Benedictus antiphon

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! ~Psalm 96: 7-8 Image: Icon with the altar beyond, prepared for the Thanksgiving Day mass at St....

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Short Lesson – You are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. ~ Thessalonians 5: 5-6