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The Daily Office is series of prayers for daily devotions in the morning and evening. It can be read privately or corporately as a liturgy in church. It consists of a collect, scripture readings, prayers, psalms, canticles, the creed, confession, and petition.
The Daily Office Lectionary (BCP pg. 934) is a 2 year cycle of scripture readings which cover most of the Bible, & recite the complete cycle of psalms every seven weeks.
The observance of daily worship has been part of the Christian tradition from the 4th century and derives from the Jewish practice of reciting the Shema (“Hear, O Israel”) morning and evening in the synagogue. The first Book of Common Prayer reduced the 8 monastic daily services of prayer, reading, psalmody and praise to 2 devotions for the morning and evening.
Daily Office readings by St. Paul’s parishioners are given in MP3 format below. Click the name under the date you wish to hear to download the file. NOTE: These are large files (3 to 10 Megs) and may take a minute or two to download.
Thanks to the readers who have volunteered their time to do this project:
Mary Hemperly, David Lindquist, Emery Anderson, Jules Coco, Simon Bate, Olivia Delahaye, Alison Arnold, Bill Bystrynski, Kim Smith, Larry Cupitt, Jane Speight, Bill Shenton, Sarah Collins, and Jennifer Lindquist.