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.

Vespers – December 9

Psalms for Vespers

Psalms: 46, 116: 1–9, 116:10–19, 138, 141
Canticle-Magnificat: Luke 1:46b –55

Reading for Vespers

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah

Shout for joy, O barren one who has borne no children;
burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate woman will be more
than the children of the one who is married, says the LORD. Enlarge the site of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.

For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth he is called.
For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Verbum Domini
Isaiah 54:1-2, 5, 7, 10 NRSV

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 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