Vespers in the Christmas Octave

Christmas Vespers – O Savior of our fallen race, O Brightness of the Father’s face, O Son who shared the Father’s might Before the world knew day or night, O Jesus, very Light of light, Our constant star in sin’s deep night: Now hear the prayers your people pray Throughout the world this holy...

Vespers on Christmas Day

Vespers on Christmas Day, and in Christmastide until the Epiphany – O Savior of our fallen race, O Brightness of the Father’s face, O Son who shared the Father’s might Before the world knew day or night, O Jesus, very Light of light, Our constant star in sin’s deep night: Now hear the prayers...

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – The Lamb descends from heaven above To pardon sin with freest love; For such indulgent mercy shown With tearful joy our thanks we own. ~Office hymn, st. 3

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – Now let each torpid soul arise, That sunk in guilt and wounded lies; See! the new Star’s refulgent ray Shall chase disease and sin away. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Lauds in Advent

Advent at Lauds – 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. ~Office hymn, st. 1

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – Now Holy Spirit, ever One with God the Father and the Son, Pour forth into our hearts, we pray, the fullness of your grace today. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Shed through our hearts, O Lord, thy ray, Our souls’ dull slumber drive away; Thy Name be first on every tongue, To thee our earliest praises sung. ~Office Hymn, st. 4

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Do thou, O Christ, our slumbers wake; Do thou the chains of darkness break; Purge thou our former sins away, And in our souls new light display. ~Office Hymn, st. 4

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – So that last morning dread and great Which we with trembling hope await, With blessed light for us shall glow Who chant the song we sang below: All praise to God the Father be; All thanks, eternal Son, to thee, Whom with the Spirit we adore Forever and forevermore. Amen....

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Within our senses ever dwell, And worldly darkness thence expel; Long as the days of life endure, Preserve our souls devout and pure. ~Office Hymn, st. 3 ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery