Friday at Compline – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14: 9a
Friday at Vigils – O LORD, God of my salvation, when at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. ~Psalm 88
Saint Michael and All Angels – Psalm Antiphon: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Short Lesson: At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there...
Wednesday at Lauds – Earth’s gloom flees broken and dispersed, by the sun’s piercing shafts coerced: The day-star’s eyes rain influence bright, and colors glimmer back to sight. ~Office Hymn
September 27 – St. Vincent DePaul – (24 April 1581–27 September 1660) born in Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France, was a priest of the Catholic Church who became dedicated to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, a charitable organization dedicated to the service...
Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgement is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy; yet mercy triumphs over judgement. ~James 2: 12-13
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
Saturday at Terce – Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word. ~Psalm 119: 68
Friday at None – The LORD is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his gaze tests, the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11: 4-5
Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ~Image – Icon of Second Coming, c.1700. Anonymous, Greece