joy of the world, new star of heaven

This Sunday 8/15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast celebrates the end of Mary’s earthly life and the beginning of her residence in Heaven. As befits the Mother of God (the Theotokos), her transition to Heaven and position...

the eleventh hour

For vespers on this Friday, July 9, our hymn Horis Peractis Undecim is a meditation on the parable of the vineyard workers, as found in Matthew 20. (You can watch Lauds and Vespers for July 9 on YouTube. Please forgive and skip the ads.) Many of us recall the story:...

solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Tuesday, June 29, is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. As such, it is the onomastico (name-day) of Paul Rose, and every other Paul out there, as well as all the Peters. Buon onomastico! (You can watch Lauds and Vespers for June 29 on YouTube. Please forgive and...

a joyful Feast of the Visitation

Happy Visitation Day! Monday’s hymn, Veniens Mater Inclita (“approaching mother acclaimed”), is a lovely meditation in which we put ourselves into the scene of the Blessed Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth. In the hymn, all the nations of the church...

blessed Pentecost

Today, Pentecost, is the most happy birthday of the Church, the spotless Bride of Christ. As Paul explains on the Patreon page, we have an interruption in our processes today. We are working to fix the problem. Please pray for us, brothers and sisters, as we pray for...