Monday Housekeeping – Vespers

Monday Housekeeping – Vespers 6 P.M. brings us together for Vespers, a bookend to Lauds with similar components and lasting about as long. It concludes with the singing of the Canticle “Magnificat,” the Canticle of Mary. When the following day is Sunday or a Holy Day, Vespers anticipates it as “First Vespers.” This again...

Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday at Second Vespers – Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your mercy and your faithfulness! ~Psalm 115:1

Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday at Second Vespers – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ~Psalm 116: 1,2

Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday Second Vespers – (prayed on Sunday evening) – Blessed are you, O Lord in the firmament of heaven. Blessed are you, O Lord in the firmament of heaven. And to be praised and glorified forever. In the firmament of heaven. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, And to the Holy Spirit....

Compline on Sunday

Compline after 2nd Vespers of Sunday – Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the...

Second Vespers, Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Mary, Mother of Our Lord – Second Vespers, Lesson – If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came...