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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)

We pray using a new Order for the Divine Office in traditional English language and with prayers treasured for centuries in the life of English-speaking nations around the world. Currently in use within the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, it is awaiting formal approval from the Vatican CDW and CDF. Pope Benedict described it as "a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared." This webpage includes everything necessary to read the Office according to our best understanding of the office as proposed.

We are using the official Ordinariate Lectionary from the Ordo published by the Ordinariate's Office of Worship. For a printed version of the Office, see "Morning and Evening Prayer and The 1928 Prayer Book Psalter". You may also print single days from this webpage. Before printing be sure to select the Psalm option, and, if you wish, the musical settings available for some of the canticles.

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 John & Pam Covert, Justin Hertwig, Susan Peterson, 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.

Our local practice for the Psalms (a common one) is to recite them 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 alternation continues in unbroken sequence through the entire selection and through the Gloria Patri, which is recited only at the end of the entire selection.

See below at the * for a note on our Psalm selection practice.

The Collect of the Day (from Divine Worship: The Missal)

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.

† If you cannot call 914-226-2403, we have free numbers in many cities worldwide. 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: several of the numbers in the list have been discontinued; in particular the LES.NET numbers no longer work.

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