The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession – Arguably the greatest event of Luther’s Reformation, the confession was given to Emperor Charles V on June 25, 1530. It was a great triumph for those who believed the Biblical Gospel of justification by grace through faith apart from the works of the Law. It was and...
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist – St. Luke tells us in his Gospel that John was conceived in a miraculous manner and that his parents were Zachariah and Elizabeth. He spent his youth in the desert, and at the age of 30 came to Judea and preached near the Jordan. He exhorted...
Thursday Terce – Short Lesson – Lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought; who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth – the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name! ~Amos 4: 13
Vespers on Wednesday – As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. ~Psalm 103: 15,16
Sext on Tuesday – As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. ~Psalm 42: 1
Terce on Monday – Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will observe it to the end. Psalm 119: 33
Collect of the Day – O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lauds on Saturday – Give light, O Lord, to those who sit in darkness; and guide our feet into the way of peace, O God of Israel. ~Benedictus Antiphon
Lauds on Friday – Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. ~Psalm 143: 8 Image: Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, North Pier
Thursday Terce – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~Psalm 119: 105