Holy Week at Lauds – Faithful cross, true sign of triumph, Be for all the noblest tree; None in foliage, none in blossom, None in fruit your equal be; Symbol of the world’s redemption, For your burden makes us free. ~Office Hymn, st. 4. Text: LBW 118
Lent at Vespers – Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes. ~Magnificat antiphon on weekdays until Palm Sunday
Lent at Vespers – Give us the discipline that springs from abstinence in outward things with inward fasting, so that we in heart and soul may dwell with thee. ~Office hymn, st. 4
Lent at Vespers – Spare us, O Lord, who now confess our sins and all our wickedness, and, for the glory of thy Name, our weakened souls to health reclaim. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 3
Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pard’ning grace. ~Office hymn, st. 2
Lent at Vespers – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office Hymn until Palm Sunday
Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory
Lent at Lauds – Sundays until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD you God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept...
Lent at Lauds – Saturday – Short Lesson – Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your...
Lent at Lauds, Thursday – Short Lesson – They are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace. Let your eyes be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call...