Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. ~Psalm 63: 1

Vigils on Sunday

Sunday at Vigils – I love you, O LORD my strength, O LORD my stronghold, my crag and my haven. ~Psalm 18:1

Vigils on Saturday

Saturday at Vigils Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory, with Psalm 81 ~Image: some members of the former Schola Cantorum, Lapeer, Michigan

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils O God, you know my foolishness, and my faults are not hidden from you. ~Psalm 69: 6

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi – A festival that has been celebrated by many Christians in honor of the Eucharist since 1246. It is a movable feast that is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the Sunday after Holy Trinity. This event commemorates the Last Supper on the day before Jesus’ crucifixion, as described...

First Vespers of Corpus Christi

First Vespers of Corpus Christi – You have given your people the food of angels, and supplied them from heaven with bread, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 2 ~First Vespers is sung on the evening before the Holy Day. Second Vespers is sung on the evening of the Holy Day.

Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon

A hymn by Ephrem of Edessa From God Christ’s deity came forth, His manhood from humanity; his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree: praised be his Oneness. He joined with guests at wedding feast, Yet in the wilderness did fast; he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at...

Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon

June 10 – Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon It is said that in 325 Ephrem accompanied his bishop, James of Nisibis, to the Council of Nicea. His writings are an eloquent defense of the Nicene faith in the Deity of Jesus Christ. He countered the Gnostics’ practice of spreading their message through popular songs by...

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful! ~Psalm 1: 1