Thursday at Lauds – May this new day be calmly passed; May we keep pure while it shall last, Nor let our lips from truth depart, Nor dark designs engage the heart. ~Office Hymn, st. 2
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
August 29 – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I....
August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. He is the patron saint of brewers,...
Our patronal feast day, the celebration of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, is tomorrow. It will officially begin today at Vespers, as First Vespers of St. Augustine. ~Image: Tiffany Window of St. Augustine – Lightner_Museum
Sunday at Terce – Responsory – V. My soul longs, indeed faints for the courts of the Lord; R. My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
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
St. Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as Nathaniel mentioned in...
Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD builds the house, their labor is in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 1,2 ~Image: New residence building at St. Augustine’s House