Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks; we call on your name and recount your wondrous deeds. ~Psalm 75:1

Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

August 10 – St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr – He is remembered for his charitable works which ultimately resulted in a death sentence. The story persists that after being placed on a gridiron over a fire, he announced that he was done on one side and should be turned over. He is the patron...

Sunday, Nineteenth of the Year

Nineteenth Sunday of the year (LBW 12 Pentecost) – Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and...

Saint Dominic

August 8 – St. Dominic After his ordination to the priesthood, Dominic spent nine years in Osma, pursuing a life of intense prayer. Dominic and a group of followers gained local recognition as a religious congregation, and Dominic accompanied Tolouse’s bishop to Rome for an ecumenical council in 1215. The council stressed the Church’s...

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