Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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The Presentation of Our Lord

February 2 – The Presentation of Our Lord – Also called “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of Mary.” It marks the official end of the Christmas season and at St. Augustine’s House, the last decorations will be taken down after this. Its nickname, “Candlemas” comes from the fact that...

First Vespers of the Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord – First Vespers – Psalm Antiphon I – Simeon, a righteous and devout man, was looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. ~With Psalm 113 ~First Vespers is sung on the eve of a holy day. Second Vespers is sung on the day...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! ~Psalm 57: 9

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – R. Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. V. I rise before dawn and cry for help. R. I hope in your words. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – R. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. V. He makes me lie down in green pastures. R. I shall not want. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. ~Responsory

Fourth Sunday

Fourth Sunday of the Year – LBW Epiphany 4 – O God, you know that we cannot withstand the dangers which surround us. Strengthen us in body and spirit so that, with your help, we may be able to overcome the weakness that our sin has brought upon us through Jesus Christ, your Son...

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas (LBW March 7) – January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas – (Roccasecca, 1225 – Fossanova, 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or...

Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds – Eternal glory of the sky, Blest hope of frail humanity, The Father’s sole-begotten One And born the Virgin Mary’s Son”: Uplift us with thine arm of might And let our hearts rise pure and bright, And ardent in God’s praises pay The thanks we owe him every day. ~Office hymn,...

Saints Timothy & Titus

January 26 – Sts. Timothy and Titus – Timothy (d. 97?) had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy was with Paul in Rome during Paul’s house arrest. At some period Timothy himself was in prison (Hebrews 13:23). Paul...

The Conversion of Saint Paul

January 25 – The Conversion of St. Paul Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends – Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience — his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ...