EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 113. Laudate, pueri.
Ps 122. Laetatus sum.
11 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land
of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers,
and shall give it thee,
thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix,
and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the
males shall be the LORD'S.
13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb;
and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck:
and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
14 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come,
saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength
of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of
15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go,
that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both
the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I
sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males;
but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets
between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought
us forth out of Egypt.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because
that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of
sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats
should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice
and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written
of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings
and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure
therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away
the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version) (Purification - Feb. 2)
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
1 Samuel 1:21-28
21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto
the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will
not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him,
that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.
23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee
good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish
his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she
24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with
three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,
and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the
child was young.
25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
26 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am
the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition
which I asked of him:
28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he
liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed
of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the
elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his
Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive
the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of
his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an
heir of God through Christ.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we
are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be
also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly,
but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children
(Purification - Feb. 2)
Ps 48. Magnus Dominus.
Ps 134. Ecce nunc.
1 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month,
came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,
2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah,
and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the
residue of the people, saying,
3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory?
and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison
of it as nothing?
4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong,
O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all
ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with
you, saith the LORD of hosts:
to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt,
so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little
while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea,
and the dry land;
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations
shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the
LORD of hosts.
8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of
9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the
former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give
peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
1 John 3:1-8
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we
shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath
not seen him, neither known him.
children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness
is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth
from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
1 Samuel 16:1-13
1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for
Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill
thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite:
for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill
me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am
come to sacrifice to the LORD.
3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what
thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name
4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem.
And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said,
Comest thou peaceably?
5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD:
sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he
sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on
Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.
7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him:
for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward
appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel.
And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath
the LORD chosen this.
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel.
And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And
he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth
the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for
we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal
of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD
said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the
midst of his brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David
from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that
doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist
shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know
that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they
had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but
they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were
not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth,
but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but]
he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from
the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning
shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in
this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in
you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no
lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall
appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him
at his coming.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that
doeth righteousness is born of him.
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version) (Saint Matthias - Feb 24)
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 24. Domini est terra.
1 Samuel 2:27-35
27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus
saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father,
when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?
28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be
my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear
an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father
all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?
kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded
in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves
fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that
thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me
for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them
that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall
be lightly esteemed.
31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and
the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old
man in thine house.
32 And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth
which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man
in thine house for ever.
33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar,
shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and
all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their
34 And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy
two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both
35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according
to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build
him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt
tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter
into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded
upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
(St Matthias - Feb 24)
Ps 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
1 Samuel 12:1-5
1 And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto
your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king
2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old
and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have
walked before you from my childhood unto this day.
3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and
before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have
I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or
of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith?
and I will restore it you.
4 And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us,
neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.
5 And he said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and
his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found aught
in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.
17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders
of the church.
18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know,
from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I
have been with you at all seasons,
19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many
tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait
of the Jews:
20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you,
but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house
21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance
toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem,
not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying
that bonds and afflictions abide me.
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life
dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to
testify the gospel of the grace of God.
25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone
preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from
the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed
the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves
enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three
years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of
his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an
inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered
unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
have shown you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.