Compline on Tuesday

Tuesday at Compline – Short Lesson – Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith. ~1 Peter 5: 8-9

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – Bless the LORD, O my soul; O LORD my God, how excellent is your greatness! You are clothed with majesty and splendor. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak and spread out the heavens like a curtain. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above;...

Compline after Second Vespers of Sunday

Compline after 2nd Vespers of Sunday – Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the...

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Give light, O Lord, to those who sit in darkness; and guide our feet into the way of peace, O God of Israel. ~Benedictus Antiphon

A Prayer Before Any Office

A Prayer Before Any Office (appropriate before any liturgy) – Open my lips, O Lord, that I may praise your Holy Name; cleanse my heart from all vain, evil, and wandering thoughts; enlighten my understanding and kindle my affection, that praying attentively and devoutly I may be heard in the presence of your divine...

Corpus Christi

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...

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea

June 14 – St. Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 330-379 – (RC January 2) Theologically, Basil was a supporter of the Nicene faction of the church, in opposition to Arianism. He was also known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life which focus on community life,...

Vigils on Tuesdays

Tuesday at Vigils – First Nocturn – Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger; do not punish me in your wrath. Have pity on me, LORD, for I am weak; heal me, LORD, for my bones are racked. ~Psalm 6: 1,2

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – First Nocturn – Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! ~Psalm 1: 1