Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. Hearken to the sound of my cry; my King and my God, for to you I pray. ~Psalm 5: 1,2

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Though we be stained with blots within, Thy quickening rays shall purge our sin; Light of the Morning Star, thy grace Shed on us from thy cloudless face. ~Office Hymn, stanza 4

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants! ~Psalm 90:13-14

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Because your love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name. ~Psalm 63: 3,4

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Bless the Lord, sun and moon. Bless the Lord, stars of heaven. ~Daniel 3:60

St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch

October 17 – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch – Surnamed Theophorus, which in Greek means “God-Bearer,” (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117), Ignatius was probably a convert and disciple of St. John the Evangelist. We know nothing of his early life. The fourth-century Church historian, Eusebius, says that the Apostles Peter and Paul,...

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day...

Saint Teresa of Avila, Renwer of the Church

October 15 – St. Teresa of Avila, Renewer of the Church – Also called St. Teresa of Jesus, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. Her book, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), is an integral part of Christian mysticism and...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Earth’s gloom flees broken and dispersed, by the sun’s peircing shafts coerced: The day-star’s eyes rain influence bright, And colors glimmer back to sight. ~Office Hymn, st. 2

The Dedication of the Church

October 13 – Dedication of the Church – O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make us worthy...