Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 21 February 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, 23 February: Feria III in Lent (commem. Vigil)

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m. (Mattins of Feria III in Lent)
    Invitatory: Lent, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 110–113, p. 477
    1st Lesson: Genesis 44
    1st Canticle: Salvator Mundi
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 26:31–56
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The First Sunday in Lent, p. 140
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (I Evensong of S. Matthias the Apostle; commem. Feria III in Lent)
    Psalmody: Pss. 15–16, p. 344
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 22:15–22
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 11:25–30
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Matthias the Apostle, p. 268
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum

Wednesday, 24 February: S. MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE (commem. Ember Wednesday in Lent)

  • Morning Prayer, Athanasian Creed, and Litany – 7:00 a.m. (Mattins of S. Matthias the Apostle; commem. Ember Wednesday in Lent)
    Invitatory: Saints’ Days, p. 25
    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 1–2, p. 485
    1st Lesson: 1 Samuel 2:27–35
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 7:15–27
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Athanasian Creed: p. 695
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: Saint Matthias the Apostle, p. 268
    Commemorations:
    1) The Ember Days, p. 210;
    2) Ash Wednesday, p. 138
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (II Evensong of S. Matthias the Apostle; commem. Feria IV in Lent)
    Psalmody: Ps. 132, p. 503
    1st Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:1–13
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: 1 Corinthians 4:1–8
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Matthias the Apostle, p. 268
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum

Thursday, 25 February: Feria V in Lent

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m. (Mattins of Feria V in Lent)
    Invitatory: Lent, p. 25
    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 5–9, p. 487
    1st Lesson: Genesis 47:13–end
    1st Canticle: Salvator Mundi
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 27:1–26
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The First Sunday in Lent, p. 140
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (Evensong of Feria V in Lent)
    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 10–13, p. 489
    1st Lesson: Genesis 48
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Philippians 4
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The First Sunday in Lent, p. 140
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum

Friday, 26 February: Ember Friday in Lent

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m. (Mattins of Ember Friday in Lent)
    Invitatory: Lent, p. 25
    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 14–15, p. 492
    1st Lesson: Genesis 49:1–32
    1st Canticle: Benedicite, Omnia Opera, p. 26
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 27:27–56
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Ember Days, p. 210
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (Evensong of Feria VI in Lent)
    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 16–18, p. 493
    1st Lesson: Genesis 49:33–50:end
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Colossians 1:1–20
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The First Sunday in Lent, p. 140
    Commemoration: Ash Wednesday, p. 138
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Ave, Regina caelorum

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.

Salvator Mundi

O Saviour of the world, who by the Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us; / save us and help us we humbly beseech thee O Lord.
Thou didst save thy disciples when ready to perish; / hear us and save us we humbly beseech thee.
Let the pitifulness of thy great mercy; / loose us from our sins we humbly beseech thee.
Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; / O save us that we may praise thee we humbly beseech thee.
Draw near according to thy promise from the throne of thy glory; / look down and hear our crying we humbly beseech thee.
Come again and dwell with us, O Lord Christ Jesus; / abide with us for ever we humbly beseech thee.
And when thou shalt appear with power and great glory; / may we be made like unto thee, in thy glorious Kingdom.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. Amen.

“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: Queen of the heavens, we hail thee,
All: Hail thee, Lady of all the Angels;
Thou the dawn, the door of morning
Whence the world’s true Light is risen:
Joy to thee, O Virgin glorious,
Beautiful beyond all other;
Hail, and farewell, O most gracious,
Intercede for us alway to Jesus.

Officiant: Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O holy Virgin.
People: Give me strength against thine enemies.

Officiant: Let us pray.
Grant us, O merciful Lord, protection in our weakness: that we who celebrate the memory of the holy Mother of God may, through the aid of her intercession, rise again from our sins. Through the same Christ 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 21 February 2020