Worship is the center of our life at St. Augustine’s. In worship we open up ourselves to God, as we embrace the invitation to become Christ’s disciples. Through worship we commit our life to God in prayer and partake in spiritual food at Christ’s Holy Table. Through worship the Holy Spirit captures our being – allowing us to actively share the love of Jesus Christ with one another, our community, our city, and the world.
Each of our weekly services celebrates the Holy Eucharist (Communion), but each also has its own distinctive style:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I
The Rite I service is the most ancient form of Episcopal Worship and follows oldest traditions of the Book of Common Prayer with the rich tones and rhythms of 17th century English. A contemplative service without music, the Sacrament of the Holy Communion is the center of worship.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II
The Rite II service is both traditional and innovative, employing more diverse and inclusive language. A musical liturgy, this service features chant, organ, choir, and a variety of instrumental ensembles. The Sacrament of the Holy Communion is the center of worship.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – Benedictine Matins (Morning Prayer) with Mass
An intimate chanted Daily Mass with the Community of St. Mary of the Annunciation, the Benedictine Canon Community hosted at St. Augustine’s. The morning office, Matins, serves as the Liturgy of the Word and is prayed in St. James Chapel. After exchanging the peace, we move to the Chancel to celebrate Holy Communion gathered around the Altar. All are welcome.