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 – June 9

Psalms for Lauds

Psalms: 100, 11, 57, 84, 149
Benedictus: Luke 1:68–79

Reading for Lauds

A Reading from The Teacher by Clement of Alexandria

I will be their shepherd, Christ says. They shall call on me, he says, and I will answer, “Here I am.” Lord, you have heard me more quickly than I ever hoped! And if they pass over, they shall not fall, says the Lord, meaning that we who are passing over into immortality shall not fall into corruption, for he will preserve us.
Such is our Teacher, both good and just. He said he had come not to be served but to serve, and so the gospel shows him tired out, he who labored for our sake and promised to give his life as ransom for many, a thing which, as he said, only a Good Shepherd will do.
How bountiful the giver who for our sake gives his most precious possession, his own life! He is a real benefactor and friend, who desired to be our brother when he might have been our Lord, and who in his goodness even went so far as to die for us!

Vespers – June 9

Psalms for Vespers

Psalms: 8, 15, 28, 33
Canticle-Magnificat: Luke 1:46b–55

Reading for Vespers

A Reading from the First Letter of John

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Verbum Domini
[1 John 5:1-5N]

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

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