Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. ~Isaiah 12: 2

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

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....

Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

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...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! ~Psalm 148: 7,8

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Ye clouds and darkness, hosts of night, That breed confusion and affright, Begone! o’er head the dawn shines clear, The light breaks in and Christ is here. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – You sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. ~Psalm 90: 5,6

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24 – 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...

21st Sunday of the Year

21st Sunday – LBW 14 – O God, we thank you for your Son who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world. Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow his command; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Collect...