Tuesday at Sext – As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. ~Psalm 42: 1
Saturday at Sext – Bestir yourself, O Lord, and awake for my defense! ~Psalm Antiphon
Monday Housekeeping – Daily Life at St. Augustine’s House – The second of the “Little Hours” is at noon and is called “Sext” because it is at the sixth hour of the day. Like Terce, it lasts about 10-15 minutes and includes the same parts. The noon hour reminds us of the hour when...
Friday at Sext – Antiphon – Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near and there is none to help. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? ~Psalm 22: 1 ~Note: Sext is sung at...
Wednesday at Sext – Short Lesson – As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” ~1 Peter 1: 15
Saturday at Sext – Short Lesson – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2 ~Image: Joseph of Arimathea, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.
Friday at Sext – Short Lesson – By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. ~1 John 3:16 ~Image: Cemetery at St. Augustine’s House
Sext on Weekdays in Eastertide after the Ascension – Short Lesson – Baptism now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God,...
Eastertide at Sext, Weekdays until the Ascension – In fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. ~1 Corinthians 15:20-22
Lent at Sext, until Palm Sunday – V. Hide your face from my sins. R. And blot out all my iniquities. ~Responsory