Morning & Evening Prayer:
Week of 7 November 2021

Please note that on Remembrance Day (Thursday),
there will be no public recitation of the Divine Office.

We are doing a “soft-launch” wherein the Office will be recited from Wednesday to Friday. Morning Prayer will be recited in the church at 8:30 a.m., and will not be live-streamed. Evening Prayer will be recited over Zoom at 5:30 p.m., and will be live-streamed. (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.

Youtube links:


Divine Office Details

Wednesday, 10 November: Feria IV

  • Morning Prayer & Litany – 8:30 a.m. (Mattins of Feria IV)
    Invitatory: Other Weekdays, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 50–52, p. 392
    1st Lesson: 1 Maccabees 2.29–48
    1st Canticle: Cantate Domino, p. 28
    2nd Lesson: Acts 4.5–31
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, p. 256
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (I Evensong of S. Martin of Tours)
    Psalmody: Pss. 53–55, p. 396
    1st Lesson: 1 Maccabees 2.49–end
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Acts 4.32–5.11
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Saint Martin, The Canadian Book of Occasional Offices, p. 158, or else Of a Bishop or Archbishop, BCP, p. 312
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Salve Regina

Friday, 12 November: Feria VI

  • Morning Prayer & Litany – 8:30 a.m. (Mattins of Feria VI)
    Invitatory: Other Weekdays, p. 25
    Psalmody: Pss. 62–64, p. 404
    1st Lesson: 1 Maccabees 4.1–25
    1st Canticle: Cantate Domino, p. 28
    2nd Lesson: Acts 7.17–34
    2nd Canticle: Benedictus, p. 9
    Litany: p. 30
    Collect of the Day: The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, p. 256
  • Evening Prayer – 5:30 p.m. (Evensong of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Psalmody: Pss. 65–67, p. 407
    1st Lesson: 1 Maccabees 4.26–35
    1st Canticle: Magnificat, p. 21
    2nd Lesson: Acts 7.35–8.4
    2nd Canticle: Nunc Dimittis, p. 22
    Collect of the Day: Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, p. 309
    Final Antiphon of the B.V.M.: Salve Regina

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: Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
All: Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy towards us,
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Officiant: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Officiant: Let us pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, who by the co-operation of the Holy Ghost, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mother Mary to become an habitation meet for thy Son: grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration, we may be delivered by her loving intercession from our present evils and from eternal death.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 7 November 2021