None on Tuesday

Tuesday at None – As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people, from this time forth and forevermore. ~Psalm 125:2

Elijah, Prophet

July 20 – Elijah, Prophet – Elias (Hebrew ‘Eliahu,). The loftiest and most wonderful prophet of the Old Testament. What we know of his public life is sketched in a few popular narratives enshrined, for the most part, in the First Book of Kings. These narratives, which bear the stamp of an almost contemporary...

Sext on Sunday

Sunday at Sext – Short Lesson – The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit,...

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – But you, LORD, be not far off! O you my help, hasten to my aid! ~Psalm 22: 20 ~Image: Rembrandt

Sext on Thursday

Thursday at Sext V. You are good and do good; R. Teach me your statutes. ~Responsory ~Image: a few years ago a rainy time yielded lush green growth surrounding the retreat house.

Saint Vladimir

July 15 – St. Vladimir, first Christian ruler of Russia – 980-1015 After his conquest of Kherson in the Crimea in 988, he became impressed by the progress of Christianity and approached Eastern Emperor Basil II about marrying the emperor’s daughter Ann. He was converted, reformed his life and married Anne. On his return...

Sext on Tuesday

Tuesday at Sext – V. Behold, you desire truth in the inward being; R. Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. ~Verse

Sext on Monday

Monday at Sext – To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; Let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. ~Psalm 25:1,2

Fifteenth Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday – (LBW Pentecost 8) – Almighty God, your Word is cast like seed upon the ground; Now let the dew of heav’n descend and righteous fruits abound. Let not our selfishness and hate this holy seed remove, but give it root in every heart to bring forth fruits of love. Let not...