Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 25 April 2021

Our parish Officiants’ Guild broadcasts the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer from Tuesday through Friday each week. Morning Prayer is live-streamed 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

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

Please note that Morning Prayer Officiants are now saying the service
from home to avoid unnecessary use of public transit.

YouTube links:


Divine Office Details

Tuesday, 27 April: In the Octave of S. Joseph

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins in the Octave of S. Joseph)

    Invitatory: Saints’ Days, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 120–125, p. 497
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 26
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Acts 15:36–16:5
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: Of S. Joseph of Nazareth, p. 319
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (I Evensong of the Octave Day of S. Joseph)

    Psalmody: Pss. 126–131, p. 500
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 28:58–end
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Acts 16:6–end
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Of S. Joseph of Nazareth, p. 319
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli

Wednesday, 28 April: THE OCTAVE DAY OF S. JOSEPH
(Type of Day/Precedence: Greater Double Common Octave Day; Rite: Double)

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of the Octave Day of S. Joseph)

    Invitatory: Saints’ Days, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 132–135, p. 503
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 29:10–end
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Acts 17:1–15
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: Of S. Joseph of Nazareth, p. 319
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (II Evensong of the Octave Day of S. Joseph)
    Psalmody: Pss. 136–138, p. 506
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 30
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Acts 17:16–end
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Of S. Joseph of Nazareth, p. 319
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli

Thursday, 29 April: Feria V in Eastertide

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of Feria V in Eastertide)

    Invitatory: Eastertide, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 139–140, p. 509
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 31:1–13
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Acts 18:1–23
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Third Sunday after Easter, p. 193
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (I Evensong of S. Catherine of Sienna)

    Psalmody: Pss. 141–143, p. 512
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 31:14–29
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Acts 18:24–19:7
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Catherine of Siena, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 141, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli

Friday, 30 April: S. Catherine of Sienna, Virgin & Doctor of the Church

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of S. Catherine of Sienna)

    Invitatory: Saints’ Days, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 144–146, p. 514
    1st Lesson: Deuteronomy 31:30–32:14
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Acts 19:8–20
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: Saint Catherine of Siena, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 141, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (I Evensong of S. Philip and S. James the Apostles;
    com. S. Catherine of Sienna)

    Psalmody: Ps. 119, Parts 4–5, p. 486
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 30:15–21
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: John 1:43–end
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Philip and Saint James the Apostles, p. 274
    Commemoration: Saint Catherine of Siena, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 141, or else Of a Doctor of the Church, Poet, or Scholar, BCP, p. 317
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Regina caeli

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: O Queen of heaven, be joyful, alleluia;
All: Because he whom so meetly thou barest, alleluia,
Hath arisen, as he promised, alleluia:
Pray for us to the Father, alleluia.

Officiant: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
People: For the Lord is risen indeed, alleluia.

Officiant: Let us pray.
O God, who, by the resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ, didst vouchsafe to give gladness unto the world: grant, we beseech thee, that we, being holpen by the Virgin Mary, his Mother, may attain unto the joys of everlasting life. 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 25 April 2021