Friday at Terce Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight. ~Psalm 119: 143
Thursday at Terce – Let me not, O Lord, be put to shame in my hope. ~Psalm Antiphon
Wednesday at Terce – How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! ~Psalm 119: 103
Tuesday at Lauds – Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Hear my voice, O...
Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, and he will be my Savior. ~Isaiah 12: 2
Sunday at Lauds – Maker of all, eternal King, Who day and night about dost bring: Who weary mortals to relieve Dost in their turn the seasons give. ~Office Hymn, st. 1
August 29 – Beheading of St. John the Baptist – The biblical account portrays the beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I....
August 28 – St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo – (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. He is the patron saint of...
St. Augustine, First Vespers – Psalm Antiphon 1 – I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. ~with Psalm 113
Thursday at Lauds – Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! ~Psalm 148: 7,8