Monday at Vigils – O LORD how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. ~Psalm 104:25
Sunday at Vigils – The great hymn of the Church, Te Deum, is sung at Vigils on Sundays except during Lent and Advent. It is also sung at midnight on News Years Eve. Our custom is to sing Sunday morning Vigls at 11.30 pm on New Years Eve, ending at midnight as the tower...
Saturday at Compline – Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. ~Psalm 17:8
Friday at Compline Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love. ~Psalm 31:17
Thursday at Compline – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23
October 7 – Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Missionary to America (1711-1787) – A prominent American Lutheran pioneer pastor, church planter, organizer, administrator, liturgist and chronicler. Sent by Halle Pietists in 1742 to counter Moravian incursions among German Lutherans in Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg succeeded in quickening and galvanizing Lutheran self-consciousness and uniting communities into a synod by...
Tuesday at Compline – Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. ~Psalm 139: 22
Monday at Compline – I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. ~Psalm 34:1
Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You have given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. ~Psalm 4:1
Saturday at Compline (after First Vespers of Sunday) – O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unending day upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you, our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow give you glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives...