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For the Means of Grace and for the Hope of Glory

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Please join us by phone in the Morning and Evening to pray the Divine Office. The conference dial-in number is 914-226-2403.† (more numbers below)

This website is an approved implementation of the Daily Offices of Morning Prayer (Matins), Evening Prayer (Evensong), Terce, Sext, Nones, and Compline as approved for use in use in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter and published in Divine Worship: Daily Office, North American Edition. We pray in traditional English language with prayers treasured for centuries in the life of English-speaking nations around the world. Pope Benedict described the traditional English liturgical texts as "a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared."

We are using the official Ordinariate Lectionary from the Ordo published by the Ordinariate's Office of Worship. You may print the contents of a single office using the "Print a booklet" button above. If you wish to select options different from the default in the booklets, select the Psalm option by clicking on the desired option, and, if you wish, select the musical settings available by clicking on the text of many of of the canticles, and then use the Print function of your browser.

If you join us by phone, press 1 to interrupt the welcome message and join the conference unmuted. If you wish to just listen, press any other key to join the conference muted. Once in the conference, you may mute and unmute by pressing "1" on the phone keypad. The assigned reader will need to unmute when he "stands" to read.

If you call in and no one begins within a few seconds after the bells sound, please take on the role of officiant. Those arriving later will join in with you. Please don't get discouraged if occasionally you are the only participant. We are building critical mass.

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The officiants and readers are Fr. James O'Driscoll, John & Pam Covert, Susan Peterson, Pedro D'Aquino, Sister Mary Margaret, and anyone else willing to lead when none of these are present. Additional officiants and readers are always welcome.

The Order for Morning Prayer

Then shall follow a portion of the Psalms, as appointed.

The psalms are recited responsively by whole verse, with a distinct pause at the asterisk. The officiant recites the full first verse and the congregation follows with the second. The Gloria Patri follows each Psalm, except during the Holy Week Triduum. Our local practice is to contine the alternation in unbroken sequence throughout the entire selection.
See below at the * for a note on our Psalm selection practice.
During the conference call we are now chanting the psalms using a very simple tone. Click here for instructions and to display the music.

The Collect of the Day

Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer.

The Order for Evening Prayer

Here endeth the Order of Evening Prayer.

* The Lectionary is that specified in the official Ordo for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. We generally use the 30-day traditional Psalm cycle from the Prayer Book, as permitted by the Ordinariate Lectionary, but we list for reference the alternate Psalm cycle in the Lectionary. We use the Psalms from the Lectionary on Christmas, Epiphany, The Purification, Ash Wednesday, The Annunciation, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whitsunday, Trinity Sunday, The Transfiguration, All Saints, Thanksgiving Day, and the Solemnity of Title or of the Patron of the Place. We may also use the Psalm from the lectionary at other times, especially Saturdays, Sundays, or the 31st day of the month at the discretion of the Officiant.

The Lessons are taken from The Catholic Edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, © 1965, 1966 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

† If you cannot call 914-226-2403, we have free numbers in many cities worldwide. For callers in Canada, we have a dedicated number in London, Ontario, 226-781-0628. After calling this number, when prompted to dial, please dial 7729 (PRAY) to be connected. For other areas, please see the SIP Broker Free Number List. After dialing any number in the list, you will need to dial *8-977-PRAY (7729). Note: (1) sipbroker has occasional outages for a few hours or a few weeks. It is operational as of 30 June 2023. (2) Some of the numbers in the list have been permanently discontinued; in particular the LES.NET and IPKALL numbers have been disconnected.

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