Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 5 June 2022

The Office is recited from Wednesday to Friday. Morning Prayer is recited in the church at 8:30 a.m., and Evening Prayer is recited over Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Please note that neither Morning nor Evening Prayer is currently being live-streamed via YouTube.

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


Divine Office Details

Wednesday, June 8th: Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Whitsunday

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (and Litany without Supplication)
    (Mattins of Ember Wednesday)

    Invitatory: Whitsuntide, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 119 pts 4 & 5, p. 486
    1st Lesson: 1 Kings 19.1-18
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Ember Days, p. 210; Whitsunday, p. 205
    (Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.)
  • 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
    (Evensong of Ember Wednesday; com. S. Columba of Iona)

    Psalmody: Pss. 119 pts 6-8, p. 487
    1st Lesson: Wisdom of Solomon 9
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Ember Days, p. 210; Whitsunday, p. 205
    Commemorations: Saint Columba, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 145, or Of a Missionary, Book of Common Prayer, p. 314
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.

Thursday, June 9th: In the Octave of Whitsunday (com. S. Columba of Iona)

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
    (Mattins in the Octave of Whitsunday; com. S. Columba of Iona)

    Invitatory: Whitsuntide, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 119 pts 9-10, p. 489
    1st Lesson: 2 Samuel 23.1-5
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: Ephesians 6.10-20
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: Whitsunday, p. 205
    Commemorations: Saint Columba, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 145, or Of a Missionary, Book of Common Prayer, p. 314
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.
  • 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
    (Evensong in the Octave of Whitsunday; com. S. Columba of Iona)

    Psalmody: Pss. 119 pts. 11-13, p. 490
    1st Lesson: Exodus 35.30—36.1
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Galatians 5.13—end
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Whitsunday, p. 205
    Commemorations: Saint Columba, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 145, or Of a Missionary, Book of Common Prayer, p. 314
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.

Friday, June 10th: Ember Friday in the Octave of Whitsunday

  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (and Litany without Supplication)
    (Mattins of Ember Friday)

    Invitatory: Whitsuntide, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 119, pts 14-15, p. 492
    1st Lesson: Numbers 11.16, 17, 24-29
    1st Canticle: Te Deum, p. 7
    2nd Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5.14—6.10
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Collect of the Day: The Ember Days, p. 210; Whitsunday, p. 205
    (Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.)
  • 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
    (Evensong of Ember Friday)

    Psalmody: Pss. 119 pts 16-18, p. 493
    1st Lesson: Jeremiah 31.31-34
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: 2 Corinthians 3
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: The Ember Days, p. 210; Whitsunday, p. 205
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.

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 5 June 2022