Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers, until Palm Sunday – 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

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, Lent V – Almighty God, our redeemer, in our weakness we have failed to be your messengers of forgiveness and hope in the world. Renew us by your Holy Spirit, that we may follow your commands and proclaim your reign of love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers, until Palm Sunday – 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, st. 3

Vespers in Lent

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 ~Image: St. John the Baptist Abbey Church, Alsace.

None in Lent

Lent at None, until Palm Sunday – V. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. R. A broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. ~Responsory

The Fourth Sunday in Lent – Lætare

Laetare Sunday – Lætare Ierusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam. Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. ~Introit for Laetare Sunday, Graduale Romanum ~Isaiah 66:10

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lenten Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – Short Lesson – By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall hear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured...

Lauds & Vespers in Lent

Lenten Lauds and Vespers, until Palm Sunday – 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...

Lauds on Saturdays in Lent

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...