Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Easter Week at Lauds – 1. Lights glitt’ring morn bedecks the sky, Heaven thunders forth its victor cry, The glad earth shouts its triumph high, And groaning hell makes wild reply: 2. While he, the King of glorious might Treads down death’s strength in death’s despite, And trampling hell by victors right Brings forth...

Lauds in the Paschal Octave

Paschal Octave at Lauds An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it, alleluia. ~Psalm Antiphon 1

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday at Lauds – Short Lesson – In their distress they seek me, saying, “Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn, that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise...

Lauds on Palm Sunday

Lauds on Palm Sunday and in Holy Week – Short Lesson Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in...

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Now Christ, thou Sun of righteousness, Let dawn our darkened spirits bless: The light of grace to us restore While day to earth returns once more. ~Office Hymn, st. 1

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~Benedictus antiphon on weekdays before Palm Sunday

Lent at Lauds

Lent at Lauds – Let all the world from shore to shore Thee, gracious Trinity, adore; Right soon thy loving pardon grant, That we our new-made song may chant. Amen. ~Office hymn for Lent until Palm Sunday, st.5

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds Soon will that day, thy day, appear, And all things with thy brightness cheer: We will rejoice in it, as we, Return thereby to grace, and thee. ~Office hymn in Lent until Palm Sunday, st. 4

Lauds in Lent

Lent at Lauds – until Palm Sunday – Forgive the sin that we have wrought; Increase the good that we have sought; That we at length, our wand’rings o’er, May please thee now, and evermore. ~Office hymn, st. 3