Eternal rest, grant unto her, O LORD

…and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Helen Herbel, 95, mother of Br. Richard Herbel, died on May 26 at her home in Hooker, Oklahoma. Funeral on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hooker. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful...

Second Vespers of The Visitation

Magnificat Antiphon: When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, she exclaimed with a loud cry, and said: why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? alleluia. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the...

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation is the visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. Here Mary sings the Magnificat. It is celebrated on May 31 in the West (July 2 in calendars of the 1263-1969 period and in the modern regional calendar of Germany) and March 30 in the East. Almighty...

Memorial Day (USA)

Almighty God, you are our strength and our shield. We give you thanks for the men and women of our armed forces who have died while serving. May their sacrifices further the cause of peace, and may our nation be ever grateful for their dedication. With your wisdom and strength guide our military’s leaders, and...

Monday at Lauds

Psalm 63: 1 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.

Sunday at Sext

The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. ~Romans 8: 26

Saturday at Terce

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. ~Psalm 119: 176

Corpus Christi

A festival that has been celebrated by many Christians in honor of the Eucharist since 1246. It is a movable feast that is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the Sunday after Holy Trinity. This event commemorates the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion, as described in the Bible....