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Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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None in Lent

Lent at None, until Palm Sunday – V. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. R. A broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. ~Responsory

Lent at Lauds

Lent at Lauds – Let all the world from shore to shore Thee, gracious Trinity, adore; Right soon thy loving pardon grant, That we our new-made song may chant. Amen. ~Office hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st.5

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds Soon will that day, thy day, appear, And all things with thy brightness cheer: We will rejoice in it, as we, Return thereby to grace, and thee. ~Office hymn in Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 4

The Annunciation of Our Lord

March 25- The Annunciation of Our Lord – No one can say anything greater of her or to her, though he had as many tongues as there are leaves on the trees, or grass in the fields, or stars in the sky, or sand by the sea. It needs to be pondered in the...

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord

First Vespers of The Annunciation of Our Lord – Lesson – I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – until Palm Sunday – Forgive the sin that we have wrought; Increase the good that we have sought; That we at length, our wand’rings o’er, May please thee now, and evermore. ~Office hymn, st. 3

Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of & Missionary to Armenia

March 23 – Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop of and Missionary to Armenia – The apostle, national saint, and patron of Armenia, he refused to take part in a great sacrifice to the national gods ordered by King Trdat, and declared himself a Christian. He was then tortured in various horrible ways, all the more...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Each heart is manifest to thee; thou knowest our infirmity: now we repent, and seek thy face; grant unto us thy pardoning grace. ~Office hymn until Palm Sunday, st. 2

The Passing of Saint Benedict

March 21 – The Passing of St. Benedict – He died at Monte Cassino, Italy, while standing in prayer to God. According to tradition, this occurred on March 21, 547. Gregory the Great tells us: “On the sixth day he had his disciples carry him into the chapel. There he fortified himself against...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers – Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer, with many a tear poured forth by all the penitent who keep this holy fast of Lent! ~Office hymn, st. 1