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 – September 27

Psalms for Lauds

Psalms: 29, 93, 96, 97, 147: 1–11
Canticle-Benedictus: Luke 1:68–79

Reading for Lauds

A Reading from a Homily of Augustine
Wearied by his journey, Jesus sat down beside a well. It was about the sixth hour. Jesus is tired, tired out by his journey. He sits down. On the edge of a well he seats himself. It is midday, and he sits there exhausted.

It was for your sake that Jesus was wearied by his journey. In Jesus we encounter divine power together with weakness. He is strong and weak at one and the same time. Would you know how strong the Son of God is? The whole universe was made without effort. Could any greater power exist than the power of one who was able effortlessly to construct the entire universe?

And would you know him in his weakness? The Word was made flesh, and lived among us. The power of Christ created you; the weakness of Christ re-created you. Christ’s power caused what did not exist to come into being; Christ’s weakness saved existing things from destruction. In his might he fashioned us; in his weakness he came in search of us.

Vespers – September 27

Psalms for Vespers

Psalms: 114, 115, 116:1–9, 116:10–19, 117
Canticle-Magnificat: Luke 1:46b–55

Reading for Vespers

A Reading from the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is in Corinth, including all the saints throughout Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ.

Verbum Domini
[2 Corinthians 1:1-5N]

The Liturgy of the Hours is the most frequent form of daily prayer. The Community gathers at designated hours to worship according to this ancient practice.

In the morning, Lauds causes our first words to be offered to the praise of God. At the end of the day we celebrate Vespers, looking back upon the day with thanksgiving.  Join us each day via livestream at the times listed below.

Vespers     5:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Lauds       7:30 AM
Vespers    5:30 PM

Vespers I   5:15 PM

Lauds        9:15 AM
Vespers II 5:15 PM

The Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office) is one form of prayer with both traditional and ecumenical dimensions. At its heart stands the Word of God, especially as expressed in the Psalms, that have for centuries provided a language of prayer, both spoken and sung, for every branch of the church.

For more about the Liturgy of the Hours, please click here

For Archived LOH services, please visit the Community’s YouTube Channel