Vespers on Saturday (First Vespers of Sunday)

Saturday at Vespers – First Vespers of Sunday – Based on the Jewish reckoning of time, evening belongs to the next day; Saturday night prayers are really Sunday prayers, thus “First Vespers”. On Sunday night, Vespers is known as “Second Vespers of Sunday”. O Trinity of blessed light, O Unity of princely might, The...

None on Friday

Friday at None – The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11:5

None on Thursday

Thursday at None – O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul within me is like...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD builds the house, their labor is in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 1,2

Justus Falckner

Justus Falckner (November 22, 1672 – September 21, 1723) – An early American Lutheran minister and the first Lutheran pastor to be ordained within the region that became the United States. Falckner’s published works include Grondlycke Onderricht which first appeared in the Dutch language during 1708. This was the first Lutheran catechism to be...

Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

September 21 – St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – One of the twelve Apostles, and the author of the first Gospel as confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum. Before his conversion he was...

None on Sunday

Sunday at None – It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his mercy endures forever and rescued us from our foes, for his mercy endures forever; he who gives food to all flesh, for his mercy endures forever. O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy endures...

None on Saturday

Saturday at None – Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. ~Psalm 54: 1-2

None on Friday

Friday at None – You, O Lord, will protect us; you will guard us forever. ~Psalm Antiphon

None on Thursday

Thursday at None – Short Lesson – Let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,...