Musical Selections & Psalms for Daily Evensong
Week of Proper 10 | Office Psalms Week 3, 2020

14 July Tuesday, Feria
Phos H82 #27 O blest Creator, source of light
Hymn H82 #513 Like the murmur of the dove’s song
Psalms: 102, 103

15 July Wednesday, Feria
Phos H82 #419 Lord of all being, throned afar
Hymn H82 #677 God moves in a mysterious way
Psalms: 105:I & II

16 July Thursday, Feria
Phos H82 #26 O gracious light
Hymn H82 #610 Lord, whose love through humble service
Psalms: 106:I & II

17 July Friday, Feria
Phos H82 #538 God of mercy, God of grace
Hymn H82 #593 Lord, make us servants of your peace
Psalms: 107:I & II

18 July Saturday, First Evensong of The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
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19 July Sunday, The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Phos H82 #419 Lord of all being, throned afar
Hymn H82 #533 How wondrous and great thy works, God of praise
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 >