Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 3 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, 5 January: Vigil of the Epiphany

  • Morning Prayer – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins of the Vigil of the Epiphany)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Christmastide, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 24–26, p. 357
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 66:10–end
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 4:12–5:16
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Nativity of our Lord, p. 104
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (I Evensong of the Epiphany of our Lord)

    Psalmody: Pss. 66–67, p. 408
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 60:1–7
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Romans 15:8–21
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Wednesday, 6 January: THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

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

    Invitatory Antiphon: Epiphany and the Transfiguration, p. 25
    Psalmody: Ps. 87, p. 441; Ps. 93, p. 450
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 49:1–13
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Luke 3:15–22
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (II Evensong of the Epiphany of our Lord)

    Psalmody: Ps. 72, p. 418
    1st Lesson: Isaiah 60:9–end
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: John 2:1–11
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Thursday, 7 January: In the Octave of the Epiphany

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

    Invitatory Antiphon: Epiphany and the Transfiguration, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 35–36, p. 370
    1st Lesson: Amos 7
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 7
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (Evensong in the Octave of the Epiphany)

    Psalmody: Ps. 37, p. 374
    1st Lesson: Amos 8
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 1
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Friday, 8 January: In the Octave of the Epiphany

  • Morning Prayer and Litany – 7:00 a.m.
    (Mattins in the Octave of the Epiphany)

    Invitatory Antiphon: Epiphany and the Transfiguration, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 38–40, p. 377
    1st Lesson: Amos 9
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Matthew 8:1–17
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m.
    (Evensong in the Octave of the Epiphany)

    Psalmody: Pss. 41–43, p. 382
    1st Lesson: Micah 1
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 2
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Epiphany of our Lord, p. 117
    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. 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 3 January 2020