Livestream LITURGY OF THE HOURS for Oblates

Monday
Vespers 5:30pm
Tuesday – Friday
Lauds 7:30am
Vespers 5:30pm

Sunday
Lauds 9:15am
Vespers 5:15pm

We welcome you to join the Community of Jesus daily via livestream as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours — Lauds and Vespers.  These services sung in Gregorian chant include psalms, hymns, readings, and prayers.

Lauds – May 21

Rubrics

Week 7 of Ordinary Time
Psalm Cycle Week I
Use:
-Ordinary Time LOH Books
-Psalms for current Day and
Week of Psalm Cycle

Psalms for Lauds

Psalms: 29, 19, 21, 147:1–11
Canticle-Benedictus: Luke 1:68–79

Reading for Lauds

A Reading from a Commentary on the Psalms by Augustine

God could give no greater gift to us than to make his Word, through whom he created all things, our head, and to join us to him as his members. The result is that, when we speak with God in prayer, we do not separate the Son from him. It is the one Savior of his body, our Lord Jesus Christ, who prays for us and in us and is himself the object of our prayers.
He prays for us as our priest; he prays in us as our head; he is the object of our prayers as our God. We pray to him as Lord; he prays for us as servant. In the first case he is the Creator, in the second a creature. Himself unchanged, he took to himself our created nature in order to change it. He made us one with himself, head and body. We pray then to him, through him, in him, and we speak along with him and he along with us.

Vespers – May 21

Rubrics

Week 7 of Ordinary Time
Psalm Cycle Week I
Use:
-Ordinary Time LOH Books
-Psalms for current Day and
Week of Psalm Cycle

Psalms for Vespers

Psalms: 7, 28, 33
Canticle-Magnificat: Luke 1:46b–55

Reading for Vespers

A Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians

You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children.

Verbum Domini​
1 Thessalonians 2:1-7 NRSV

Monday
Vespers 5:30pm
Tuesday – Friday
Lauds 7:30am
Vespers 5:30pm

Sunday
Lauds 9:15am
Vespers 5:15pm