Livestream LITURGY OF THE HOURS for Oblates

Lauds – May 20

Rubrics

Easter 5
Psalm Cycle Week I
Easter – Weekdays LOH Books
– Psalms for current day and week of Psalm Cycle
– Gospel Canticle Antiphon proper to the day, beginning on p. 13 for Lauds
Follow the rubrics on the pages

Psalms for Lauds

Psalms: 122, 51, 65, 149
Canticle-Benedictus: Luke 1:68–79

Reading for Lauds

A Reading from a Sermon of Baldwin of Canterbury

The Lord knows the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. Without a doubt, every one of them is known to him, while we know only those which he lets us read by the grace of discernment. The human spirit does not know all that is in us, nor all of the thoughts which we have, willingly or unwillingly.. We do not always perceive our thoughts as they really are. Having clouded vision, we do not discern them clearly with our mind’s eye.

The appearance of goodness often seems to be in something which is evil, and equally the appearance of evil seems to be in something good. This is part of our wretchedness and ignorance, causing us anguish and anxiety.

It has been written: There are paths which seem to us to be right, but which in the end lead us to hell. To avoid this peril, Saint John gives us these words of advice: Test the spirits to see if they are from God.

RC LOH III, adapted

Vespers – May 20

Rubrics

Easter 5
Psalm Cycle Week I
Easter – Weekdays LOH Books
– Psalms for current day and week of Psalm Cycle
– Gospel Canticle Antiphon proper to the day, beginning on p. 260 for Vespers
Follow the rubrics on the pages

Psalms for Vespers

Psalms: 79, 104:1-23, 104:24-35
Canticle-Magnificat: Luke 1:46b – 55

Reading for Vespers

A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

Even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of the Presence; this is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a tent called the Holy of Holies. In it stood the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which there were a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot speak now in detail.

Such preparations having been made, the priests go continually into the first tent to carry out their ritual duties; but only the high priest goes into the second, and he but once a year, and not without taking the blood that he offers for himself and for the sins committed unintentionally by the people.

Verbum Domini
[Hebrews 9:1-7N]

Monday
Vespers 5:30pm
Tuesday – Friday
Lauds 7:30am
Vespers 5:30pm
Saturday, Sunday
Lauds 9:15am
Vespers 5:15pm