Lent at Lauds – Thou who dost give the accepted time, Give too, a heart that mourns for crime, Let those by mercy now be cured whom loving kindness long endured. ~Office Hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 2
Lent at Lauds – Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~Benedictus antiphon on weekdays before Palm Sunday
Lent at Lauds – Now Christ, thou Sun of righteousness, Let dawn our darkened spirits bless: The light of grace to us restore While day to earth returns once more. Office Hymn, st. 1
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
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...
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
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.
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
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
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...