Saint Benedict, Abbot

July 11 – St. Benedict, Abbot – Benedict’s main achievement is his “Rule”, containing precepts for his monks. It has a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness (ἐπιείκεια, epieikeia), and this persuaded most religious communities founded throughout the Middle Ages to adopt it. Benedict is often called the founder of western Christian monasticism....

Terce on Friday

Friday at Terce – Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. With open mouth I pant, because I long for your commandments. ~Psalm 119: 129-131

Terce on Thursday

Thursday at Terce – Short Lesson – Lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought; who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth – the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name! ~Amos 4:13

Terce on Tuesday

Tuesday at Terce O Lord, let your mercy come to me, that I may live. ~Psalm Antiphon, with Psalm 119

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – V. You have been my helper, cast me not off, R. Forsake me not, O God of my salvation! ~Versicle and Response

Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce – Short Lesson and Verse – God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ~1 John 4: 16 V. You have been my helper, cast me not off, R. Forsake me not, O God of my salvation!

Independence Day (USA)

July 4 – Independence Day (USA) – Collect of the Day – God of justice, Father of truth, who guide creation in wisdom and goodness to fulfillment in Christ your Son, open our hearts to the truth of his Gospel, that your peace may rule in our hearts and your justice guide our lives....

Saint Thomas, Apostle

July 3 – St. Thomas, Apostle (LBW December 21) – St. Thomas was a Jew, called to be one of the twelve Apostles. St. Thomas is best known for his role in verifying the Resurrection of his Master. Thomas’ unwillingness to believe that the other Apostles had seen their risen Lord on the first...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. Answer me, O Lord! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O...