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
Tuesday at Lauds – The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. ~Benedictus Antiphon
January 18 – The Confession of St. Peter – (RC January 22) – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that...
Sunday at Lauds Weeping may spend the night,but joy comes with the morning. ~Psalm 30: 6
Saturday at Lauds Extol the LORD our God,and worship at his holy mountain;for the LORD our God is holy. ~Psalm 99: 9
January 15 – St. Maurus and St. Placid – Maurus, son of a nobleman of Rome, was born about the year 510 and died in 584. When he was about twelve years old, his father placed him under the care of St. Benedict at Subiaco. When he had grown up, St. Benedict chose him...
Thursday at Lauds With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!I will keep your statutes.Answer me, O Lord!Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! ~Responsory
January 13 – St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers – (c. 300 – c. 368) Bishop of Poitiers and a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians” (Latin: Malleus Arianorum) and the “Athanasius of the West.” So great was the respect in which he was held by...
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
Monday at Lauds – O thou true Sun of heavenly love,Pour down thy radiance from above;The Spirit’s sanctifying beamUpon our earthly senses stream. ~Office hymn, st. 2