Morning and Evening PrayerAny of the opening sentences of Scripture, including those listed for
The proper antiphons on pages 43-44 and 80-82 may be used
with either of the invitatory Psalms.
Antiphons drawn from the Psalms themselves, or from the
sentences given in the Offices, or from other passages of Scripture may
be used with the Psalms and biblical Canticles.
Gloria Patri is always sung or said at the conclusion of
portion of the Psalter; and may be used after the Invitatory Psalm or
the Canticle "Christ our Passover," after each Psalm, and after each
section of Psalm 119.
The Gloria printed at the conclusion of certain Canticles
omitted when desired.
The following pointing of the Gloria may be used:Glory to the Father, and to the Son, *
As it was in the beginning, is now, *
and will be for ever. Amen.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.
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In special circumstances, in place of a Canticle, a hymn may be sung.
The Lord's Prayer may be omitted from the Office when the
Litany or the
Eucharist is to follow immediately.
In the Intercessions and Thanksgivings, opportunity may be
the members of the congregation to express intentions or objects of
prayer and thanksgiving, either at the bidding, or in the course of the
prayer; and opportunity may be given for silent prayer.
A sermon may be preached after the Office; or, within the
the Readings or at the time of the hymn or anthem after the Collects.
On occasion, at the discretion of the Minister, a reading
non-biblical Christian literature may follow the biblical Readings.
An offering may be received and presented at the Office.
When Morning or Evening Prayer is
used as the Liturgy of the Word at
When there is Communion
The Intercessions on such occasions are to conform to the
The service then continues with the [Peace and] Offeratory.
Before this service, there should be
as little artificial light as possible in
Order of Worship for the Evening
When the ministers enter, one or two lighted candles may be carried
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before them, and used to provide light for reading the opening Short
The Short Lessons may be read from any version of the
authorized for public worship in this Church, and should be read without
announcement or conclusion. When one or more Scripture Lessons are to
be read later in the service, the Short Lesson may be omitted.
For the lighting of the candles at the Altar and
elsewhere, in Easter
Season the flame may be taken from the Paschal Candle. At other times,
the candle or candles carried in at the beginning of the service may be
placed on or near the Altar, and other candles may be lighted from them.
During Advent, the lighting of an Advent Wreath may take place after
the Prayer for Light. On special occasions, lighted candles may be
distributed to members of the congregation.
When this service is used in private houses, candles may
be lighted at the
dining table, or at some other convenient place.
If incense is to be used, it is appropriate after the
candles have been
lighted and while the hymn Phos hilaron is being sung.
When this service continues as a complete Office, Psalms
from the Office Lectionary or the Proper of the Day, or ones suitable to
the season or the occasion, may be used. Psalms generally appropriate to
the evening include: 8, 23, 27, 36, 84, 93, 113, 114, 117, 121, 134, 139,
141, 143. When desired, more than one Lesson may be read, with silence
or singing between them.
If an additional hymn is desired, it may be sung
immediately before the
Blessing or Dismissal.
When a meal is to follow, a blessing over food may serve
conclusion of this form of service.
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