Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 10 January 2020

Our parish Officiants’ Guild broadcasts the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer from Wednesday through Saturday each week. Morning Prayer is live-streamed from the church on YouTube; Evening Prayer is offered each night from an Officiant’s home and can be accessed on Zoom. (Please subscribe to parish emails in order to receive Zoom details).

To learn more about the Daily Offices please watch this video by Bishop Anthony Burton.


Divine Office Quick Links

Please note that due to the pandemic lockdown
we will NO LONGER be opening the doors
for in-person attendance at Morning Prayer, Tuesday through Friday.

If you would like to join us for Evening Prayer on Zoom,
please subscribe to our parish email list or contact Father Hannam.

YouTube links:


Divine Office Details

Tuesday, 12 January: In the Octave of the Epiphany
(commem. S. Benedict Biscop)

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins in the Octave of the Epiphany; commem. S. Benedict Biscop)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Epiphany and the Transfiguration, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 62–64, p. 404
    1st Lesson: Micah 6
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 9:18–34
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Commemoration: Of Any Saint, p. 304
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (I Evensong of the Baptism of our Lord; commem. S. Benedict Biscop)

    Psalmody: Pss. 65–67, p. 407
    1st Lesson: Micah 7
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Galatians 2
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Baptism of our Lord, p. 119
    Commemorations:
    1) Of Any Saint, p. 304;
    2) The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Wednesday, 13 January: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of the Baptism of our Lord)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Epiphany and the Transfiguration, p. 25
    Psalmody: Ps. 68, p. 410
    1st Lesson: Hosea 1
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 9:35–10:23
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Baptism of our Lord, p. 119
    Commemoration: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (II Evensong of the Baptism of our Lord; commem. S. Hilary of Poitiers)

    Psalmody: Pss. 69–70, p. 413
    1st Lesson: Hosea 2:1–13
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Galatians 3
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Baptism of our Lord, p. 119
    Commemorations:
    1) Saint Hilary, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 131, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317;
    2) The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Thursday, 14 January: S. Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop, Confessor,
& Doctor of the Church

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of S. Hilary of Poitiers)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Saints’ Days, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 71–72, p. 416
    1st Lesson: Hosea 2:14–3:end
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 10:24–end
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: Saint Hilary, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 131, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (II Evensong of S. Hilary of Poitiers)

    Psalmody: Pss. 73–74, p. 419
    1st Lesson: Hosea 4:1–11
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Galatians 4:1–5:1
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Hilary, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 131, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Friday, 15 January: Feria VI
(Type of Day/Precedence: Ordinary Feria; Rite: Simple)

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of Feria VI)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Other Weekdays, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 75–77, p. 423
    1st Lesson: Hosea 5:8–6:6
    1st Canticle: Cantate Domino, p. 28
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 11
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The First Sunday after the Epiphany, p.123
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (Evensong of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

    Psalmody: Ps. 78, p. 426
    1st Lesson: Hosea 8
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Galatians 2:5–end
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, p. 309
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Additional Prayers

Prayer before the Office

The following prayers may be said silently before the Office:

Aperi Domini
Open my mouth, O Lord, to bless thy holy Name: cleanse my heart from all vain, evil, and wandering thoughts; enlighten my understanding and kindle my affections, that I may fittingly recite this Office with attention and devotion, and so may be meet to be heard before the presence of thy divine Majesty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of S. Gertrude
O Lord, in union with that divine intention wherewith thou thyself didst offer thy praises to God while upon the earth, I now recite this Office to thee.

“O Lord, hear our prayer.”

If the Officiant says “O Lord, hear our prayer.” instead of “The Lord be with you.”, please respond “And let our cry come unto thee.”

Closing Versicles and Final Pater

Officiant: The Lord be with you. (O Lord, hear our prayer.)
People: And with thy spirit. (And let our cry come unto thee.)
Officiant: Let us bless the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Officiant: May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
People: Amen.

Then all pray “Our Father,” etc., silently.

Officiant: The Lord give us his peace.
People: And life everlasting. Amen.

Final Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Officiant: Gracious Mother of our Redeemer,
All: for ever abiding,
Heaven’s gateway, and star of ocean, O succour the people,
Who, though falling, strive to rise again.
Thou Maiden who barest thy holy Creator,
to the wonder of all nature;
Ever Virgin, after, as before thou receivedst that Ave
From the mouth of Gabriel; have compassion on us sinners.

Officiant: After childbearing, O Virgin, thou didst remain inviolate.
People: Intercede for us, O Mother of God.

Officiant: Let us pray.
O God, who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast bestowed upon mankind the reward of eternal salvation: grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the help of her intercession, through whom we have been accounted worthy to receive the Author of our life, Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord.
People: Amen.

Officiant: May the divine assistance remain with us always.
People: And with our absent brothers and sisters. Amen.

Prayer after the Office

The following prayers may be said silently after the Office:

Sacrosanctae
To the holy and undivided Trinity, to the crucified Humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the fruitful Virginity of the blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary, and to the whole company of the saints, be everlasting praise, honour, power, and glory from every creature, and unto us the remission of all our sins for ever, world without end. Amen.

V: Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the Father eternal.
R: And blessed are the paps which gave suck to Christ the Lord.

“Our Father,” etc., and “Hail Mary,” etc.

Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 10 January 2020