What follows are guidelines for the recitation of the Daily Office at the Church of the Advent. Items in [square brackets] are optional. Page numbers refer to the Anglican Service Book.

Please vest in a black cassock. Be prepared both to lead the Office and read the Lessons should the appointed clergy not be available.

Announce that MORNING PRAYER begins on page 38 “of the black Anglican Service Book.”

[STAND for Opening Sentence (choose one according to the Season), pp. 32-36.]

STAND for the opening versicle and response and Gloria Patri, p. 38, and “Praise ye the Lord”; the Antiphon (choose one according to the Season), pp. 39-41; the Venite and Gloria Patri, p. 41; repeat Antiphon. NOTE: During Lent, use the traditional Venite on p. 559; during Eastertide, use the Pascha Nostrum, p. 42-43, without antiphons.

SIT for Psalms of the day (morning), (Psalter begins on p. 445), followed by the Gloria Patri. Special Psalms are appointed for Major Holy Days and Sundays. (Where more than one psalm is appointed, the Gloria Patri is used after each Psalm. The sections of Psalm 119 are treated as a single Psalm. In reciting the Psalter, “a distinct pause” should be observed at the asterisk.)

SIT for OT Lesson as appointed on Desk Calendar (should be in your stall; if not, look in one of the clergy stalls). A definite pause should follow the reading of each lesson.

STAND for the first Canticle. The weekday rotation of this Canticle is as follows:
Mon: Ecce Deus, p. 58
Tue: Benedictus es, p. 46
Wed: Surge, illuminare, p. 60 (in Lent: Kyrie Pantocrator, p. 60)
Thu: Cantemus Domino, p. 57 (in Lent: Kyrie Pantocrator, p. 60)
Fri: Quaerite Dominum, p. 59
Sat: Benedicite, p. 44
Sundays and Major Feasts: Te Deum, p. 47 (in Lent: Kyrie Pantocrator, p. 60)

SIT for the NT Lesson as appointed on Calendar.

STAND for the Benedictus Dominus Deus, p. 46, and Gloria Patri;

STAND for the Apostles’ Creed, p. 49, said facing East (the High Altar);

KNEEL for the Prayers, beginning with the Our Father, p. 50, and Suffrages, pp. 50-51, followed by the Collects:

Collect for the Day (either weekly Proper or Major Feast)
Collect for Peace, p. 51
Collect for Grace, p. 52
**Use 3 Collects only. However, during Advent and Lent the Seasonal Collect (Advent Sunday and Ash Wednesday, respectively) may be used in addition to the 3 set collects.**
KNEEL for the Grace, p. 56.

Announce that EVENING PRAYER begins on page 71 “of the black Anglican Service Book.”

STAND for Opening Sentence (Seasonal), pp. 68-69 (or use the ones from Morning Prayer, pp. 32-36).

STAND for the opening versicle and response and Gloria Patri, p. 71.

STAND for the hymn, “O Gracious Light,” p. 71.

SIT for Psalms of the day (evening), (Psalter begins on p. 445), followed by the Gloria Patri. Special Psalms are appointed for Major Holy Days. Where more than one psalm is appointed, the Gloria Patri is used after each Psalm. (The sections of Psalm 119 are treated as a single Psalm.) In reciting the Psalter, “a distinct pause” should be observed at the asterisk.

SIT for OT Lesson as appointed on Desk Calendar. A definite pause should follow the reading of each lesson.

STAND for the Magnificat and Gloria Patri, p. 73. (During the eight days before Christmas Eve, the “Great O Antiphons”, on pp. 672-673, are said with the Magnificat. A different antiphon is provided for each day.)

SIT for the NT Lesson as appointed on Calendar.

STAND for the Nunc Dimittis and Gloria Patri, p. 74.

STAND for the Apostles’ Creed, p. 75, said facing East (the High Altar).

KNEEL for the Prayers, beginning with the Our Father, p. 76, and the Suffrages, pp. 76-78, followed by the Collects:

Collect for Day (either weekly Proper or Major Feast)
Collect for Peace, p. 78
Collect for Aid against Perils, p. 79.
**Use 3 Collects only. However, during Advent and Lent the Seasonal Collect (Advent Sunday and Ash Wednesday, respectively) may be used in addition to the 3 set collects.**

KNEEL for the Salutation and Grace, p. 83.

[STAND for the seasonal Marian Anthems, pp. 729-732.]

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