ANTIPHONARY: TEMPORALE & SANCTORALE - YEAR B

TEMPORALE: PROPER OF SEASONS

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Be watchful and be alert! You do not know when the time will come.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

You do not know when the Lord of the house is coming; may he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for Advent
1.: This is the good news the prophets foretold: The Savior will be born of the Virgin Mary.
2.: The angel Gabriel said to Mary in greeting: Hail full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.
3.: Mary said: My soul is deeply troubled; what can this greeting mean? Am I to give birth to my king and yet remain a virgin forever?

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for Advent
1. Let us live honorably as in daylight; not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual excess and lust, not in quarreling and jealousy. Rather, put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:13-14

2.  May the Lord make you overflow with love for one another and for all, even as our love does for you. May he strengthen your hearts, making them blameless and holy before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

3. Strict justice would require that God will provide relief to you who are sorely tried, as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels; when he comes to be glorified with his holy ones and adored by all who have believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7,10

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

What I say to you, I say to all: Watch and be prepared.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

John was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

A voice is heard crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, Make straight the path of our God.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The One who is coming after me existed before me. I am not worthy to untie his sandals.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

A man named John was sent from God. He came to testify to the light.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

The One who is coming after me existed before me, I am not worthy to untie his sandals.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The One who is coming after me existed before me, I am not worthy to untie his sandals.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT AND FOLLOWING

(I & II) EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

December 17: O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.
December 18: O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.
December 19: O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.
December 20: O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.
December 21: O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
December 22: O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.
December 23: O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
December 17: Believe me, the kingdom of God is at hand: I tell you solemnly, you Savior will not delay his coming.
December 18: Let everything within you watch and wait for the Lord our God draws near.
December 19: Like the sun in the morning sky, the Savior of the world will dawn; like rain on the meadows he will descend to rest in the womb of the Virgin, Alleluia.
December 20: The angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary, who was engaged to be married to Joseph.
December 21: There is no need to be afraid; in five days our Lord will come to us.
December 22: The moment that your greeting reached my ears, the child within my womb leaped for joy.
December 23: All that God promised to the virgin through the message of the angel have been accomplished.
December 24: The time has come for Mary to give birth to her firstborn Son.

CHRISTMAS DAY AND FOLLOWING

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

When the sun rises in the morning sky, you will see the King of kings coming forth from the Father like a radiant bridegroom from the bridal chamber.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth, alleluia.

NOONDAY  - Psalm Antiphons for the Christmas Season

1.: Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph were filled with wonder at all that was said of the child.
2.: Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart
3.: My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for the Christmas Season
1. The grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age.

Titus 2:11-12

2.  In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. 1 John 4:9

3. This is the message God has sent to the sons of Israel, the good news of peace proclaimed through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 10:36

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Christ the Lord is born today; today, the Savior has appeared. Earth echoes songs of angel choirs, archangels' joyful praise. Today on earth his friends exult. Glory to God in the highest, alleluia.

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

In the beginning was the Word and the word was with God, and the Word was God.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

All things came to be through him, and without him, nothing came to be.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Word was made flesh and made his dwelling among us and we saw his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son full of grace and truth.

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD The Noonday Office for the Season is found in the Proper for Epiphany.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Our Savior came to be baptized, so that through the cleansing waters of baptism he might restore the old man to new life, heal our sinful nature, and clothe us with unfailing holiness.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Christ is baptized, the world is made holy; he has taken away our sins. We shall be purified by water and the Holy Spirit.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Christ Jesus loved us, poured out his blood to wash away our sins, and made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father. To him be glory and honor for ever.

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This is the time of fulfillment. The reign of God is at hand.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus began to proclaim this message: Reform your lives! The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Follow me, says the Lord, and I will make you fish for people.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The people were spellbound by the teaching of Jesus; he taught with authority, not like the scribes.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

What do you want of us, Jesus of Nazareth? I know who you are - the Holy One of God.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

A great prophet has risen among us; God has visited the Chosen People.

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

They brought Jesus all who were ill and possessed by demons. Those whom he cured were many and the demons he expelled.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Rising early he went off to a lonely place and was absorbed in prayer.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Let us go to the neighboring villages for I have come to proclaim the good news.

LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

A cloud overshadowed them, And from the cloud there came a voice: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him”

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

 Jesus ordered them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

ASH WEDNESDAY

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

When you fast, do not put on a gloomy face like the hypocrites.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for Lent
1.: The time of penance has come, the time to atone for our sins and seek our salvation.
2.: As I live, says the Lord, I do not wish the sinner to die, but to turn back to me and live.
3.: Armed with God's justice and power, let us prove ourselves through patient endurance.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for Lent
1. Turn and be converted from all your crimes, that they may be no cause of guilt for you. Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, O house of Israel?  For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies, says the Lord GOD. Return and live! Ezekiel 18:30-32

2.  Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. Be not like your fathers whom the former prophets warned: Thus says the LORD of hosts: Turn from your evil ways and from your wicked deeds. Zechariah 1:3-4

3. Atone for your sins by good deeds, and for your misdeeds by kindness to the poor; then your prosperity will be long. Daniel 4:24

EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained there for forty days, tempted by Satan.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

 Jesus was among the wild beasts, and the angels waited on him.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Who do you say that I am? Peter answered: You are the Messiah.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and the sake of the Gospel, will save it.

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

 Jesus drove the money changers and those selling animals out of the temple with a whip of cords. Take these things out of here, he said, Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Destroy this temple, says the Lord, and in three days I will rebuild it. He was speaking of the temple of his body.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Many believed in his name, for they could see the signs he was performing. Jesus would not trust himself to them, because he knew them all.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him, will have eternal life.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Those who do what is true come to the light to make clear their deeds are done in God.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

For love of us God gave the Son, the only begotten One, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain: but if it dies, it produces a rich harvest.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself.

SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY AND FOLLOWING

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Praise to our King, the Son of David, the redeemer of the world; praise to our Savior, whose coming was foretold by the prophets.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

With palms let us welcome the Lord with songs and hymns let us run to meet him; and we offer him our joyful worship and sing: Blessed be the Lord!

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for Holy Week
1.: Before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come; he had always loved those who were his own, and now he would show them the depth of his love.
2.: I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
3.: For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. I glory in the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for Holy Week
1. Continually we carry in our bodies the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4:10-12

2.  But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. 1 Peter 4:13-14

3. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

It is written: I will strike the shepherd and the flock shall be scattered. But when I have risen I will go before you into Galilee There you shall see me, says the Lord.

HOLY WEEK

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Monday: Father, righteous one, the world does not know you, but I know you, because you are the One who sent me.

Tuesday: Father, give me the glory that I had with you before the world was made.

Wednesday: Through the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as the perfect sacrifice. His blood purifies us from sin and makes us fit servants of the living God.

Maundy Thursday: I have longed to eat this meal will you before I suffer.

Good Friday: Over his head they hung their accusation: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.

Holy Saturday: Save us, O Savior of the world. On the cross you redeemed us by the shedding of your blood; we cry out for your help, O God.

EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Monday: As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be raised up, so that all who believe in him may have eternal life.

Tuesday: I have power to lay down my life, and I have power to take it up again

Wednesday: The Master says: My hour is close at hand; I and my disciples shall celebrate the Passover in your house.  

Maundy Thursday: While they were at supper, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples.

Good Friday: When we were his enemies, God reconciled us to himself by the death of his Son.

Holy Saturday: Now the Son of Man has been glorified and God has been glorified in him.

EASTER DAY AND FOLLOWING

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Very early on the morning after the Sabbath, when the sun had just risen, the women came to the tomb, alleluia.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for the Easter Season
1.: Christ is risen from the dead and will never die again, alleluia.
2.: He was handed over to death for our sins; he was raised to life to justify us, alleluia.
3.: Since you have been raised to life with Christ, seek the things that are above, alleluia.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for the Easter Season
1. Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures; he was buried; and he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures. He appeared first to Cephas and secondly to the Twelve. 1 Cor. 15:3-5

2.  But God is rich in mercy; because of his great love for us he brought us to life with Christ when we were dead in sin. By this favor you were saved. Both with and in Christ Jesus he raised us up and gave us a place in the heavens. Ephesians 2:4-6

3. Through baptism into Christ's death we were buried with him so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. Romans 6:4

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

On the evening of the first day of the week, the disciples were gathered behind locked doors; suddenly Jesus stood among them and said, Peace be with you, alleluia.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

After eight days, although the doors were locked, the Lord came among them and said, Peace be with you, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

With your hand touch the mark of the nails, doubt no longer, but believe, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Because you have see me, Thomas, you have believed; Blessed are they who have not see me and yet believe, alleluia.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus said, Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, and know that it is I, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Remember the words I spoke to you when I was with you: everything written about me in the Law, the prophets And the psalms must be fulfilled, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, alleluia.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I know my own and my own know me, As the Father knows me and I know the Father, alleluia.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Those who live in me and I in them, will yield much fruit, says the Lord, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

If you live in me and my words live in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you, alleluia.

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, alleluia.

ASCENSION DAY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus said, Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Then the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God, alleluia.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons until Pentecost
1.: O God, your majesty is praised high above the heavens, alleluia.
2.: From the heights of heaven he goes forth and to those heights he returns, alleluia.
3.: Raising his hands, he blessed them and was lifted up to heaven, alleluia.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  until Pentecost
1. I saw the Son of Man, and he said to me, ‘Have no fear! I am the First and the Last. I was dead and now I am to live for ever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and of the underworld.’ Revelation 1:17-18

2.  We have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices. Hebrews 8:1b-3a

3. If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.’ Colossians 3:1-2

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The disciples went out and proclaimed the Good News everywhere, alleluia.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus prayed: Father, protect those in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as you and I are one, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world, alleluia.

DAY OF PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus came and stood in the midst of his disciples and said, Peace be with you. Then he showed them his hands and his side, alleluia.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you, alleluia.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: The Holy Spirit came down from the throne of God, and entered into the hearts of the apostles, alleluia.
2.: Increase our faith in you, O Lord, and let the light of the Holy Spirit inflame our hearts always, alleluia.
3.: What you say of me will not come from yourselves; the Spirit of the Father will be speaking in you, alleluia.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13

2.  Our savior saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7

3. The one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit, alleluia.

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: TRINITY SUNDAY

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

We give you thanks, O God: we give you thanks, Trinity one and true, Divinity one and most high, Unity one and holy.

MORNING PRAYER  - Benedictus Antiphon

O holy, undivided Trinity, Creator and Ruler of all that exists, may all praise be yours now, for ever, and for ages unending.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: We call upon you, we praise you, we worship you, O blessed Trinity.
2.: In you are our hope, our salvation, our dignity, O blessed Trinity.
3.: O Holy Trinity, we profess that for you to be, to live, to understand are all one.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

2.  God sent his Son so that we might receive adoption. As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!". Galatians 4:4-6

3. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever.
Revelations 7:12

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

With our whole heart and voice we acclaim you, O God; we offer you our praise and worship, unbegotten Father, only-begotten Son, Holy Spirit, constant friend and guide; most holy and undivided Trinity, to you be glory for ever.

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save life rather than to destroy it?

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for the Season after Pentecost
1.: Your decrees are my inheritance forever; truly, they are the joy of my heart.
2.: He will not let your foot be moved, and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.
3.: Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus looked around at them in anger, grieved at their hardness of heart; he said to the man: stretch out your hand. He stretched it out and it was restored.

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

People will be forgiven for their sins and blasphemies but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This is how it is with the kingdom of God: it is as if someone were to scatter seed on the land. He would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, it is the smallest on the earth. But once it is sown it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to understand it.

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus was asleep in the stern of the boat when a violent squall came up. The waves were breaking over the boat and it was filling up with water.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

 Jesus awoke, and rebuked the wind, and he said to the sea: Be quiet and be still. The wind ceased and there was great calm. And he asked the disciples: Do you not yet have faith?

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

They were filled with great awe and said: Who is this who even wind and sea obey?

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be healed of your disease.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Do not be afraid, just have faith. The child is not dead, but only asleep.

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus came to his native place and began to teach. Many who heard him were astonished.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus was not able to perform any mighty deeds, he was amazed at their lack of faith.

EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus sent the Twelve out two by two giving them authority over unclean spirits.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

If any place will not receive you shake its dust from your feet as you leave.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The disciples went out and preached repentance. They anointed the sick with oil and healed them.

NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Come away with me to a quiet place and rest a while.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus saw the crowd and had compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I am the Good Shepherd I know my sheep and they follow me.

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat? He said this to test them, for Jesus knew what he was going to do.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them, and also the fish, as much as they wanted.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

When the people saw the sign he had done, they began to say: This is truly the prophet who is to come into the world.

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food of eternal life which the Son of Man will give you, for on him the Father has set his seal.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

It is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. God's bread comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me and I will raise them up on the last day.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that you may eat of it and live.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I am the living bread that comes down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever. The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I am the living bread that comes down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live for ever.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me and I in them.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life and I will raise them up on the last day.

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

 It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

No one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come from within are what defile.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

It is from the human heart that evil intentions come; all evil things come from within and they defile a person.

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The people brought a deaf man who could not speak and begged Jesus to lay his hands on him.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus put his finger in the deaf man's ears, and spitting touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned and said to the man: Be opened.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The man's ears were opened and he could speak, and all the people were amazed.

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Who do you say that I am? Peter answered: You are the Messiah.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and the sake of the Gospel, will save it.

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him; and three days after being killed, he will rise again.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me.

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name, who can at the same time speak ill of me.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Whoever is not against us, is for us, says the Lord.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Those who give you a cup of water because you belong to me, will not lose their reward.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. What God has joined together, let no one separate.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter into it.

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Go and sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Lord, then who can be saved? For human beings it is impossible. But not for God. All things are possible for God.

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

James and John came to Jesus and said: Grant that in your glory we may sit on your right and on your left.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to first among you will be the slave of all.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.

TWENTY-THIRD AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Bartimaeus sat by the roadside begging. He cried out: Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus said to him: What do you want me to do? Bartimeaus replied: Master, I want to see.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Jesus told him: Go your way; your faith has saved you.

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

One of the scribes came forward and asked: Teacher, what is the first of all the commandments?

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all of your strength. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

To love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your understanding and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Sitting outside the temple treasury Jesus watched the crowd putting money into it.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Many rich people put in large sums, but a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This poor widow put in more than any other, for they have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty, has put in everything she had to live on.

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

You will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and he will send out his angels and gather the elect from the four winds, and from the ends of the earth and sky.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: CHRIST THE KING

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

My kingdom does not belong to this word. My kingdom is not here.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth, says the Lord.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice, says the Lord.

SANCTORALE: PROPER OF SAINTS

ST. ANDREW        November 30 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Jesus said to Simon and his brother Andrew, * come with me and I will make you fishers of people.

EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Some Greeks said, Sir, we should like to see Jesus. * Philip and Andrew went to tell Jesus.

ST. THOMAS        December 21 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have found faith. Happy are those who never saw me and yet have found faith, alleluia.
The “Great O” antiphons take precedence during Advent, so no antiphon is provided for the Magnificat.

ST. STEPHAN        December 26 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Martyrs.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
The gates of heaven were thrown open for Saint Stephen, who was the first follower of Christ to receive the martyr’s crown.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
While the midnight silence reigned over all, and the night was now half spent, your almighty Word, O God, came down from his royal throne in heaven.

ST. JOHN   December 27 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
It is this disciple who is the witness to these things and we know that his testimony is true.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
This is the same John who lay close to Jesus’ breast at the last supper,  the disciple whom Jesus loved.

HOLY INNOCENTS         December 28 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Martyrs.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

The innocent children were put to death in place of Christ; the infants were murdered by the evil king: they follow the sinless Lamb and sing his praises, saying: Glory to you, O Lord.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The holy and undefiled virgin gave birth to God; when he took on the form of a helpless infant she fed him at her breasts: let us all adore him who has come to save us.

HOLY NAME   January 1 for Noonday Prayer, antiphons and lessons of Christmas.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name
that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

EPIPHANY   January 6

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Seeing the star, the wise men said: This must signify the birth of some great king. Let us search for him and lay our treasures at his feet: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Today the Bridegroom claims his bride, the Church, since Christ has washed her sins away in Jordan's waters; the Magi hasten with their gifts to the royal wedding; and the wedding guests rejoice, for Christ has changed water into wine, alleluia.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons for the Epiphany Season
1.: This mystery, which has been hidden through all ages and from all generations, is revealed to us today.
2.: Christ Jesus has come, bringing the joyful news: peace to those who were far off; peace to those who are near.
3.: I have raised you up as a light for all the nations; through you my salvation will be proclaimed to the ends of the earth.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER  for the Epiphany Season
1. Who will not fear you, Lord, or glorify your name?  For you alone are holy. All the nations will come and worship before you. Revelation 15:4

2.  The Lord said to me: It is too little for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob,  and restore the survivors of Israel; I will make you a light to the nations,  that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. Isaiah 49:6

3. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they shall be his people, and he will dwell among you, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.        Zechariah 2:15

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Three mysteries mark this holy day: today the star leads the Magi to the infant Christ; today water is changed into wine for the wedding feast; today Christ wills to be baptized by John in the river Jordan to bring us salvation.

CONFESSION OF ST. PETER   January 18 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

You are the shepherd of Christ's flock and the prince of the apostles; to you Christ has entrusted the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

I have prayed for you, Peter, that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned to me, you must strengthen the faith of your brothers.

CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL January 25 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Holy apostle Paul, preacher of truth and teacher of the Gentiles, intercede for us with God, who chose you.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Let us celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul the apostle. He was transformed from being a persecutor of Christ into a vessel of grace.

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD   February 2 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The old man carried the child, but the child was the old man's Lord. The Virgin gave birth to the child yet remained a virgin forever. She knelt in worship before her child.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

When the parents of Jesus brought him into the temple, Simeon took him in his arms and gave thanks to God.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Today, the Blessed Virgin Mary presented the Child Jesus in the temple; and Simeon, inspired by the Holy Spirit, took him in his arms, and gave thanks to God.


ST. MATTHIAS           February 24 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Peter said, We must choose someone who has been with us the whole time that Spirit went in and out among us.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
They prayed and drew lots; the lot fell to Matthias, and he was enrolled with the eleven apostles.

ST. JOSEPH  March 19
I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This is the faithful and prudent steward whom the Lord has set over his household.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Joseph lived in the town of Nazareth to fulfill what the prophets had foretold of Christ; He will be called a Nazarean.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: The parents of Jesus went each year to the solemn feast of Passover.
2.: As they were returning home, the child Jesus remained behind without his parents' knowledge.
3.: When they could not find Jesus, his parents returned to Jerusalem to look for him.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. He has counsel in store for the upright, he is the shield of those who walk honestly, guarding the paths of justice, protecting the way of his pious ones. Proverbs 2:7-8

2.  Wisdom, when the just man was in flight, guided him in direct ways, showed him the kingdom of God and gave him knowledge of holy things; she prospered him in his labors and made abundant the fruit of his works. Wisdom 10:10

3. Those who fear the Lord disobey not his words; those who love him keep his ways. Those who fear the Lord seek to please him, those who love him are filled with his law. Sirach 2:15-16
II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
When Jesus began his ministry, he was about thirty years old and was thought to be the son of Joseph.

THE ANNUNCIATION   March 25 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of  The Blessed Virgin Mary.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Holy Spirit will come upon you Mary, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

In his great love for us, God sent his Son in the likeness of sinful nature. Alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The angel Gabriel said to Mary in greeting: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.


ST. MARK   April 25 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,
Alleluia.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Get Mark and bring him with you,  for I find him a useful assistant, Alleluia.

ST. PHILIP AND JAMES   May 1 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Have I been all this time with you, Philip, and you still do not know me? Anyone who has seen me has seen God in heaven, Alleluia.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Anyone who has faith in me will do what I am doing, and greater things still, because I am going to God, Alleluia.

THE VISITATION   May 31 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of  The Blessed Virgin Mary.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town of Judah.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, she cried out and said, Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

All generations will call me blessed; the Lord has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

ST. BARNABAS           June 11 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Barnabas  was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST June 24

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Zechariah entered the temple of the Lord, and the angel Gabriel appeared to him, standing on the right of the altar of incense.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

The mouth of Zechariah was opened and he spoke this prophecy: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother's womb.
2.: When your greeting sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
3.: The child will be great in the eyes of the Lord, for the hand of the Lord will be with him.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. Hear me, O coastlands,  listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb he gave me my name. Isaiah 49:1

2.  For now the Lord has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb. I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. Isaiah 49:5-6 

3. When kings see you, they shall stand up, and princes shall prostrate themselves because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you. Isaiah 49:7b

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

This child, born to us, is greater than any prophet; the Savior said of him: There is no man born of women greater than John the Baptist.

ST. PETER AND PAUL June 29 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

How glorious are the apostles of Christ; in life they loved one another; in death they rejoice together for ever.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Simon Peter said: Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we believe and we are convinced that you are the Christ, the Son of God, alleluia.
II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Peter the Apostle and Paul the teacher of the Gentiles taught us your law, O Lord.

ST. MARY MAGDALENE   July 22 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
When Jesus had risen from the dead on the Morning of the Sabbath, he appeared first to Mary Magdelene, from whom he had cast out seven devils.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Mary ran and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, alleluia.

ST. JAMES   July 25 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant, for Spirit came to serve, not to be served.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
King Herod started persecuting certain members of the church. He beheaded James, the brother of John.

THE TRANSFIGURATION   August 6  

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Christ Jesus, you are the splendor of the Father and the perfect image of his being; you sustain all creation with your powerful word and cleanse us of all our sins. On this day, you were exalted in glory upon the high mountain.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

A voice spoke from the cloud: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: Jesus appeared transfigured in the company of Moses and Elijah so that the law and the prophets might bear witness to him.
2.: By his Gospel our Lord and Savior has lighted up for us the way to life and immortality.
3.: Upon hearing the voice of the Father, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. When Moses took the people's reply back to the Lord, the Lord said to Moses, 'I am coming to you in a dense cloud so that the people may hear when I speak to you and may trust you always.'  Exodus 19:8-9

2.  When Moses went into the Tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and station itself at the entrance to the Tent and the Lord would speak with Moses. The Lord spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Exodus 33:9-11

3. With our unveiled faces reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Lord, we all grow brighter and brighter as we are turned into the image that we reflect; this is the work of the Lord who is Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

When they heard the voice from the cloud, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear; Jesus came up to them, touched them and said: Stand up. Do not be afraid.

ST. MARY THE VIRGIN   August 15 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of  The Blessed Virgin Mary.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

All generations will call me blessed; the Lord has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

This daughter of Jerusalem is lovely and beautiful as she ascends to heaven like the rising sun at daybreak

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Today the Virgin Mary was taken up to heaven; rejoice, for she reigns with Christ for ever.


ST. BARTHOLOMEW   August 24 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
The greatest among you must behave as the youngest,  the leader as the one who serves.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
You will eat and drink at my table in my realm,  and you will sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

HOLY CROSS DAY   September 14

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

It was ordained that Christ should suffer, and on the third day rise from the dead.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

We worship your cross, O Lord and we praise and glorify your holy resurrection for the wood of the cross has brought joy to the world.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: Save us, Christ our Saviour, by the power of your cross; you rescued Peter on the sea, have mercy on us.
2.: Save us, O Saviour of the world. On the cross you redeemed us by the shedding of your blood; we cry out for your help, O God.
3.: Save us by the power of your cross, O Christ our Redeemer, for by dying you destroyed death and by rising you restored life.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. Hebrews 5:7-9

2.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7-8

3. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. 1 Peter 1:18-19

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

O cross, you are the glorious sign of our victory. Through your power may we share in the triumph of Christ Jesus.

ST. MATTHEW   September 21 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting by the customs house and said to him, Follow me. Matthew got up and followed Jesus.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
Jesus said, I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS   September 29

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Truly I say to you: You will see the heavens open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: Suddenly Michael, a prince of angels, came to my aid.
2.: Suddenly Gabriel, whom I saw in a vision, flew down and touched me, and gave me knowledge.
3.: The Lord sent the angel Raphael to heal Tobit and Sarah.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Daniel 12:1

2.  Gabriel instructed me in these words: "Daniel, I have now come to give you understanding. When you began your petition, an answer was given which I have come to announce, because you are beloved. Therefore, mark the answer and understand the vision." Daniel 9:22-23

3. I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. When I came to you it was not out of any favor on my part, but because it was God's will. So continue to thank him every day; praise him with song. So now get up from the ground and praise God. Behold, I am about to ascend to him who sent me; write down all these things that have happened to you.  Tobit 12:15,18,20        

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The angel Gabriel spoke to Mary and said: You will conceive and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.

ST. LUKE   October 18 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
I have decided to write an account of the events that have taken place among us so you may learn how well-founded the teaching is that you have received.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
God has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to the blind new sight, * to set the downtrodden free, and to proclaim God’s year of favor.

ST. JAMES OF JERUSALEM   October 23 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Apostles and Evangelists.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
Whoever does the will of God  is my brother, my sister, my mother.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
James wrote, It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us to lay no burden upon the Gentiles beyond essentials.


ST. SIMON AND JUDE   October 28 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of  The Blessed Virgin Mary.
MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon
You that have left all and followed me will be repaid many times over, and will inherit everlasting life.
EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon
You, too, will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the outset.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY   November 1 for Noonday Prayer, see the Common of Saints.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The glorious company of apostles praise you. The noble fellowship of prophets praise you. The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you; holy Trinity, one only God.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

The saints will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father, alleluia.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

How glorious is that kingdom where all the saints rejoice with Christ; clothed in white robes, they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.

COMMONS

COMMON OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

This Office may be celebrated on any Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the proper Collect, in accordance with the rules of precedence set forth in the Calendar of the Church Year. The Collect appointed for any Feast may be used at the evening service of the day before. This Office may also be celebrated at commemorations for which no Proper is provided in the Book of Common Prayer, using the Collect of August 15th. On Saturdays of Ordinary Time, an optional commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be observed at Morning Prayer, using the Antiphon provided on the Benedictus.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The Lord has looked with favor on his lowly servant; the Almighty has done great things for me.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Eve shut all her children out of Paradise; the Virgin Mary opened wide its gates.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons

1.: All of them, united in heart, continued in prayer, with Mary the Mother of Jesus.
2.: The Mother of Jesus said: Do whatever he asks of you.
3.: The Lord said to his mother: Woman, this is your son, and to the disciple: This is your mother.

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

Mary heard the word of God and kept it; she pondered it in her heart.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The King of Israel, the Lord,  is in your midst. Zephaniah 3:14,15b

2. Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he. Zechariah 9:9

3. Blessed are you in every tent of Judah; and in every foreign nation, all who hear of you will be struck with terror. Judith 13:31

COMMON OF APOSTLES AND EVANGELISTS This Office may be celebrated on the Feasts of Apostles and Evangelists with the proper Collect, in accordance with the rules of precedence set forth in the Calendar of the Church Year. The Collect appointed for any Feast may be used at the evening service of the day before.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons
1.: Go forth and proclaim the good news of the kingdom; and freely share with others what God has given you.
2.: Know that I am with you always, even until the end of the world.
3.: By your trusting acceptance of trials, you will gain true life.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.         2 Corinthians 5:17-18

2. Through the hands of the apostles, many signs and wonders occurred among the people. Nevertheless, more and more believers, men and women in great numbers, were continually added to the Lord.        Acts 5:12,14

3. The apostles left the presence of the Sanhedrin glad to have had the honour of suffering humiliation for the sake of the name. They preached every day both in the Temple and in private houses, and their proclamation of the Good News of Christ Jesus was never interrupted.         Acts 5:41-42

COMMON OF SAINTS This Office may be celebrated on the Feast of a saint with the proper Collect, in accordance with the rules of precedence set forth in the Calendar of the Church Year. The Collect appointed for any Feast may be used at the evening service of the day before. This Office may also be used at commemorations for which no Proper is provided in the Book of Common Prayer, using one of the Collects provided by the Book of Common Prayer in the Common of Saints.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Blessed are the peacemakers, and blessed are the pure of heart; they shall see God.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons

1.: The Lord will comfort Zion. Joy and gladness, thanksgiving and songs of praise will resound within her walls.
2.: The people will proclaim the wisdom of the saints; all the Church will sing their praises.
3.: Through faith the saints conquered kingdoms, did what was just and secured promises.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. There shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; for I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight; I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people. No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying. Isaiah 65:18-19

2. Become holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, after the likeness of the holy One who called you; remember, Scripture says, "Be holy, for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:15-16 

3. The angel carried me away in spirit to the top of a very high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there, and his servants shall serve him faithfully. They shall see him face to face, and bear his name on their foreheads.- Revelation 21:10-11; 22:3-4

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

These holy ones persevered even unto death; the Lord has bestowed on them the crown of life.

COMMON OF MARTYRS This Office may be celebrated on the Feast of a martyr with the proper Collect, in accordance with the rules of precedence set forth in the Calendar of the Church Year. The Collect appointed for any Feast may be used at the evening service of the day before. This Office may also be used at commemorations for which no Proper is provided in the Book of Common Prayer, using one of the Collects provided by the Book of Common Prayer in the Common of Saints.

I EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

Blessed are the peacemakers, and blessed are the pure of heart; they shall see God.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons

1.: The Lord gave them victory after a bitter conquest, for no power can conquer the wisdom of God.
2.: The Lord crowned them with a crown of holiness and gave them a glorious name.
3.: The went out weeping and crying, and bitter was the sowing.

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1. The God of all grace, who called us to his everlasting glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish those who have suffered a little while. Dominion be his throughout the ages. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11

2. The saints by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was just, obtained the promises in Christ Jesus our Lord. Hebrews 11:33

3. The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead. But they are in peace. Wisdom 3:1-2a, 3b

II EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

These holy ones persevered even unto death; the Lord has bestowed on them the crown of life.

OFFICE FOR THE DEAD

This Office may be celebrated on All Souls’ Day (November 2nd), on the day of a death, on the year’s mind of the deceased, and on the first feria of the month in accordance with the rules of precedence set forth in the Calendar of the Church Year, using the Collect of November 1st.

MORNING PRAYER - Benedictus Antiphon

I am the Resurrection, I am the Life; to believe in me means life, in spite of death, and all who believe and live in me shall never die.

NOONDAY PRAYER - Psalm Antiphons

1.: Look on me with love, O Lord, and rescue me (alleluia).
2.: Lord, lay your healing hands on the wounds of my sins (alleluia).
3.: Be my salvation, Lord, true to your name, and by your mighty power set me free (alleluia).

SHORT LESSONS AT NOONDAY PRAYER
1.
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the earth; And in my flesh I shall see God. Job 19:25-26a
2.
God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For he fashioned all things that they might have being; For justice is undying. Wisdom 1:13-14a, 15
3.
God will destroy death forever. The Lord will wipe away  the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:8

EVENING PRAYER - Magnificat Antiphon

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I shall not turn away.