Divine Office

Ordinary

V. Most holy mother, you will open my lips
R. That my mouth will proclaim your truth

Next say the Song of Praise

Psalm Schema
The Psalter is the core of the divine office. In this version the 150 Psalms are distributed over 28 days (commencing on Monday) roughly evenly. There is both Morning and Evening hours. There are not further hours, for who has time for more? There are better things to do. For indeed, the most holy Travancus prohibited excessively lengthy prayers, and excessive time in prayers.

Other Psalms, such as 151-155 are not included in this schema. One suggestion would be to assign each to a day Monday through Friday, at the end of the evening prayer.
On Saturday and Sunday, for the first three weeks, at evening prayer one each of the 18 Psalms of Solomon.

Day

Hour

Psalms

1

Morning


43; 70; 93; 100; 117; 123; 125; 131; 133; 134

Evening

13; 23; 53; 126; 127; 128; 150

2

Morning

87; 110; 120; 129; 130; 138

Evening

1; 11; 14; 54; 67; 142

3

Morning

6; 15; 137; 146; 149

Evening

101; 113; 121; 122; 124

4

Morning

47; 98; 65; 79

Evening

95; 111; 112; 141

5

Morning

17; 19; 27

Evening

48; 140; 148

6

Morning

24; 45; 59

Evening

2; 144; 40

7

Morning

8; 7; 10

Evening

64; 86; 90

8

Morning

114; 115; 132

Evening

3; 83; 88

9

Morning

26; 60; 72

Evening

5; 56; 51

10

Morning

84; 143; 147

Evening

62; 76; 77

11

Morning

20; 30; 50

Evening

28; 36; 55

12

Morning

49; 71

Evening

66; 139

13

Morning

75; 97; 103

Evening

9; 31

14

Morning

74; 135

Evening

94; 145

15

Morning

16; 29; 32; 42

Evening

46; 57; 58; 63

16

Morning

25; 33

Evening

34; 38

17

Morning

85; 96; 136

Evening

39; 41; 44

18

Morning

81; 73

Evening

4; 12; 35

19

Morning

92; 118

Evening

91; 102

20

Morning

21; 22

Evening

108; 109

21

Morning

52; 68

Evening

99; 104

22

Morning

107

Evening

105

23

Morning

37

Evening

106

24

Morning

80; 18:1-25

Evening

18:26-50; 116

25

Morning

69; 89:1-8

Evening

89:9-52

26

Morning

61; 78:1-36

Evening

78:37-72; 82

27

Morning

119:1-40

Evening

119:41-88

28

Morning

119:89-128

Evening

119:129-176




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