Saint Andrew, Apostle

November 30 – St. Andrew, Apostle – He was brother of Simon (Peter), both fishermen. From the fourth Gospel we learn that Andrew was a disciple of the Baptist, whose testimony first led him and John the Evangelist to follow Jesus. Andrew introduced him to his brother, Peter; later they left all things to...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory. ~Psalm 149: 4

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Sext on Tuesday

Tuesday at Sext – As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. ~Psalm 42: 1

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – To guide whate’er we nobly do, With love all envy to subdue, To give us grace our wrongs to bear, To make ill fortune turn to fair. ~Office hymn, st. 4

Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King Sunday – “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and...

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Each phantom of the night depart, Each thought of guilt forsake the heart; Let every ill that darkness brought Beneath its shade now come to nought. ~Office hymn, st. 2

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Uplift us with thine arm of might And let our hearts rise pure and bright, And ardent in God’s praises pay The thanks we owe him every day. ~Office hymn, st. 2 ~Image: Christus Pantocrator in the apsis of the cathedral of Cefalù

Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Thanksgiving Day, USA – On this day we sing the great hymn of praise, Te Deum, also sung at Vigils on Sundays outside of Lent and Advent, on Holy Days, and midnight at the New Year – You are God; we praise you. You are the Lord; we acclaim you. You are the eternal...

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 ~November 22 is observed by some in honor of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music. It is also the birthday of the English composer Benjamin Britten, who excelled at writing for...