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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 – V: The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. R: A broken and contrite heart O God, you will not despise. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday

Sext in Lent

Lent at Sext – Short Lesson until Palm Sunday Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. ~Isaiah 55:7

Terce in Lent

Lent at Terce – Short Lesson – “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” ~Joel 2: 12-13a

Vigils in Lent

Lent at Vigils – O that today you would hearken to the Lord’s voice: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory

Lent at Lauds – Thursday

Lent at Lauds, Thursday – Short Lesson – They are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace. Let your eyes be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call...

Lent at Lauds – Wednesday

Lauds in Lent – Wednesday – Short Lesson – You are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more...

Saint Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

February 23 – St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr – Polycarp (69 – 155) was a 2nd century Christian bishop of Smyrna. According to the Martyrdom of Polycarp he died a martyr, bound and burned at the stake, then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him. It is recorded by Irenaeus, who heard...

Lauds in Lent – Monday

Lent at Lauds – Monday Short Lesson – You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the...

First Sunday in Lent

Lent 1 – Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,...

Lauds on Saturdays in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Saturday – Short Lesson – Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your...