Saint Jerome, Translator & Teacher

September 30 – St. Jerome, translator and teacher – He is known as the 4th-5th century scholar who translated the Bible into the language ordinary people could read. At this time, the declining decades of the Roman Empire, the ordinary language was Latin. Jerome’s version of the Bible is known as the Vulgate. Jerome...

St. Michael & All Angels

September 29 – St. Michael and All Angels, Also the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, or Michaelmas. A day in the Western Christian calendar. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated in the northern hemisphere with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. Michael is the greatest of...

Compline on Monday

Monday at Compline – O taste and see that the LORD is good; Happy is the man who takes refuge in him! ~Psalm 34: 8

Compline after 2nd Vespers of Sunday

Compline after 2nd Vespers of Sunday – Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the...

Vespers on Saturday (First Vespers of Sunday)

Saturday at Vespers – First Vespers of Sunday – Based on the Jewish reckoning of time, evening belongs to the next day; Saturday night prayers are really Sunday prayers, thus “First Vespers”. On Sunday night, Vespers is known as “Second Vespers of Sunday”. O Trinity of blessed light, O Unity of princely might, The...

None on Friday

Friday at None – The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11:5

None on Thursday

Thursday at None – O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul within me is like...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD builds the house, their labor is in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 1,2

Justus Falckner

Justus Falckner (November 22, 1672 – September 21, 1723) – An early American Lutheran minister and the first Lutheran pastor to be ordained within the region that became the United States. Falckner’s published works include Grondlycke Onderricht which first appeared in the Dutch language during 1708. This was the first Lutheran catechism to be...

Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

September 21 – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – One of the twelve Apostles, and the author of the first Gospel as confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum. Before his conversion he was...