Blessed Martin Luther, Renewer of the Church

February 18 – Blessed Martin Luther, Renewer of the Church – (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546). Almighty God, we praise you for the men and women you have sent to call the Church to its tasks and renew its life such as your servant Martin. Raise up in our own day teachers...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday – Almighty and ever-living God, you hate nothing you have made and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and honest hearts, so that, truly repenting of our sins, we may obtain from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness. ~Collect of the...

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday – Beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, the Alleluia will be set aside from the various liturgies of the community. From the Ordo: “Omit ‘Alleluia’ without exception until Easter; omit Te Deum and Gloria in Excelsis on Sundays until Easter.”

Vigils on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vigils – May God make his face to shine upon us: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory

Vigils on Monday

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

Sixth Sunday of the Year

Sixth Sunday of the Year – LBW Epiphany 6 O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with...

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous ordinances ~Psalm 119: 164 At St. Augustine’s House we pray the seven offices every day. Each week all 150 Psalms are sung. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each day. This is the ordinary schedule for the prayer offices: – Vigils...

Terce on Friday

Friday at Terce – Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight. ~Psalm 119: 143

Terce on Thursday

Thursday at Terce – Accept my offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your ordinances. ~Psalm 119:108 ~Image: Singing outside the old Quonset Hut Chapel

Saint Scholastica, Sister of Benedict

February 10 – St. Scholastica, Sister of Benedict – “She who has leisure to devote to study”. According to tradition, the twin sister of Benedict, she led some form of consecrated life with a group of Christian women. Gregory tells us that yearly she journeyed to meet her brother at a house midway between...