Sext on Tuesday

Tuesday at Sext – My soul thirsts for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? ~Psalm Antiphon

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will observe it to the end. ~Psalm 119: 33

Fifth Sunday of the Year

Fifth Sunday (LBW Epiphany 5) – Psalm of the Day – Light shines in the darkness for the upright; the righteous are merciful and full of compassion. ~Psalm 112: 4

Terce on Saturday

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

Saint Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg

St. Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden – (8 September 801 – 3 February 865) – The “apostle of the north” (Scandinavia) had enough frustrations to become a saint—and he did. He directed new apostolic activities in the North, traveling to Denmark and being instrumental in the conversion of another king....

The Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord – Counting forward from December 25 as Day One, we find that Day Forty is February 2. A Jewish woman is in semi-seclusion for 40 days after giving birth to a son, and accordingly it is on February 2 that we celebrate the coming of Mary and Joseph with...

The Presentation of Our Lord

February 2 – The Presentation of Our Lord – Also called “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of Mary.” It marks the official end of the Christmas season and at St. Augustine’s House, the last decorations will be taken down after this. Its nickname, “Candlemas” comes from the fact that...

First Vespers of the Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord – First Vespers – Psalm Antiphon I – Simeon, a righteous and devout man, was looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. ~With Psalm 113 ~First Vespers is sung on the eve of a holy day. Second Vespers is sung on the day...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! ~Psalm 57: 9