Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Within our senses ever dwell, And worldly darkness thence expel; Long as the days of life endure, Preserve our souls devout and pure. ~Office Hymn, st. 3 ~Image: St. Augustine’s House cemetery

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 6 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord Today we celebrate the occasion on which Christ, as he was beginning to teach his disciples that he must die and rise again, revealed himself in shining splendor to Peter, James, and John. Moses and Elijah were present, and are taken to signify that the Law...

Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers – 3rd Day of Creation – Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command Raised from the sea the solid land And drove each billowy heap away And bade the earth stand firm for aye, That so the soil might herbage yield And blossoms fair to deck the field, And golden fruit and harvest...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings. ~Psalm 33:2

Eighteenth Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday (LBW 11 Pentecost) – Gracious Father, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world. Give us this bread, that he may live in us and we in him, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Collect of the Day, LBW

Joseph of Arimathea

August 1 – Joseph of Arimathea – (Orthodox, July 31) All that is known for certain concerning him is derived from the canonical Gospels. He was born at Arimathea — hence his surname — “a city of Judea” (Luke 23:51), which is very likely identical with Ramatha, the birthplace of the Prophet Samuel, although...