Musical Selections & Psalms for Daily Evensong
Week of Proper 12 | Office Psalms Week 1, 2020

28 July Tuesday, Feria
Phos H82 26 O gracious light
Hymn H82 #524 I love thy kingdom, Lord
Psalm: 78:I (Week 1, Monday, shortened)

29 July Wednesday, Feria (Mary and Martha of Bethany)
Phos H82 538 God of mercy, God of grace
Hymn H82 #492 Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness
Psalms: 80, 81, 82

30 July Thursday, Feria
Phos H82 #33 Christ, mighty Savior
Hymn H82 #359 God of the prophets, bless the prophets’ heirs
Psalms: 83, 84, 85

31 July Friday, Ignatius of Loyola
Phos H82 #419 Lord of all being, throned afar
Hymn SRG VICTORIA We limit not the truth of God
Psalms: 86, 87, 88

1 August Saturday, First Evensong of the Ninth Sunday after Easter
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2 August Sunday, The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Phos H82 #36 O gladsome Light
Hymn H82 #292 O Jesus, crowned with all renown
Psalms: 114, 115, 116, 117

H28 = The Hymnal 1982

WLP = Wonder, Love, and Praise


This weekend we Brothers celebrated with joy the Ordination of our Br. Luke Ditewig to the Transitional Diaconate. We thank you for upholding Luke in your prayers as he grows into this new role in his ministry among us.

God’s invitation remains the same: Just rest. It’s so simple and so transformative. The radical practice of rest can help us to recognize in ourselves the very patterns of effort that consume our energy and our lives. It can help us to let go of these useless strategies and this relentless striving. Rest takes us to the lip of the well, and helps us to fall into God’s generous grace.

At this time when our lives are upended, consider reclaiming “rest” as an essential practice. Br. Nicholas Bartoli invites us to fall into God’s generous grace >


Following up on last week’s suggestion for how we can experience the gifts of retreat at home, today we want to share some practical suggestions for how to cooperate with God in planning retreat time. (Less is more.) We hope these suggestions will set the stage, so that you can receive God’s gift of love in a time of retreat, even a retreat-in-place. Read more >.

In an article in the most recent issue of Cowley Magazine, Br. Sean Glenn proposes: “We are each a word and a song of God.” What song are you offering in these challenging times? He writes, “An occasion spent immersed in music can tantalize unexpected gratitude out from under a grief-stricken or cynical heart.” How might music speak to your soul, and help your soul to speak, today? Read Br. Sean’s article >

Beauty is not a veneer. Beauty is not entertainment, nor a lovely distraction, nor the domain of the privileged. Beauty is essential for life. Beauty is of the essence of God.

Might beauty be a balm to you during these strange, challenging days? In the most recent issue of Cowley magazine, Br. Curtis Almquist invites us to explore the beauty of holiness and the holiness of beauty. We invite you to explore the article and how beauty can help us to pray our life – in its blessings and its challenges. Read the article >