Vespers in Christmastide

Vespers in Christmastide – Christmastide ends with Vespers today, Sunday, the Baptism of Our Lord – 3. Within the Jordan’s sacred floodThe heav’nly Lamb in meekness stood,That he, of whom no sin was known,Might cleanse his people from their own. ~Office Hymn, Christmastide after the Epiphany

The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord – Hymn by Martin Luther:Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan Komm 1. To Jordan came our Lord the Christ,To do God’s pleasure willing,And there was by Saint John baptized,All righteousness fulfilling;There did He consecrate a bathTo wash away transgression,And quench the bitterness of deathBy His own blood and passion;He would...


Christmastide – The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. And dwelt among us. Alleluia, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. The Word became flesh, alleluia, alleluia. ~Responsory

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Epiphany and following – O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...

Vespers in Christmastide

Christmastide at Vespers – The Root of Jesse has budded; the Star has come out of Jacob; a Virgin has borne the Savior: we praise you O our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon

The Epiphany of Our Lord

The Epiphany of Our Lord – Lauds and Sext – Opening their treasures, the wise men offered the Lord gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon

First Vespers of the Epiphany

First Vespers of the Epiphany – Your light has come, O Jerusalem, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you; and nations shall come to your light, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 2

Terce in Christmastide

Terce in Christmastide- Short Lesson – The grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world. ~Titus 2:11-12

Second Sunday after Christmas

Second Sunday after Christmas – Almighty God, you have filled us with the new light of the Word who became flesh and lived among us. Let the light of our faith shine in all that we do; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,...

Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe

January 2 – Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe (21 February 1808 – 2 January 1872)- A pastor of the Lutheran Church, Löhe is often regarded as being a founder of the deaconess movement in Lutheranism and a founding sponsor of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). From the small town of Neuendettelsau, he sent pastors to...