The Daily Office.
The Daily Office is a set rhythm of reading the Scriptures, singing, and prayer. Sometimes called the Liturgy of the Hours, the Daily Office has been around for centuries, and is a spiritual practice to help us center each day in the presence of God while engaging the whole sweep of Scripture. In fact, if you read the Daily Office readings every day, you’d read most of the Old Testament in two years, and all of the New Testament every year. To learn more about the office, check out this post.
We’ll post the readings for each day’s office this week below:
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Lectionary for November 29, First Sunday of Advent:
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18
Daily Office Readings
(passages in parentheses are optional)
AM Psalm 146, 147; PM Psalm 111, 112, 113
Isa. 1:1-9; 2 Pet. 3:1-10; Matt. 25:1-13
AM Psalm 1, 2, 3; PM Psalm 4, 7
Isa. 1:10-20; 1 Thess. 1:1-10; Luke 20:1-8
AM Psalm 5, 6; PM Psalm 10, 11
Isa. 1:21-31; 1 Thess. 2:1-12; Luke 20:9-18
AM Psalm 119:1-24; PM Psalm 12, 13, 14
Isa. 2:1-11; 1 Thess. 2:13-20; Luke 20:19-26
AM Psalm 18:1-20; PM Psalm 18:21-50
Isa. 2:12-22; 1 Thess. 3:1-13; Luke 20:27-40
AM Psalm 16, 17; PM Psalm 22
Isa. 3:8-15; 1 Thess. 4:1-12; Luke 20:41-21:4
AM Psalm 20, 21:1-7(8-14); PM Psalm 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117
Isa. 4:2-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Luke 21:5-19