Morning Prayer

Join us Monday through Friday mornings for online morning worship via the SJE Daily Office Facebook pageWe also offer Compline and Sunday services in-person and online on our YouTube channel.

Morning Prayer services are held at 8am every weekday. It is said directly from the Book of Common Prayer using Rite II (contemporary) language and lasts no more than 30 minutes.

Morning Prayer, or Matins, is the first of the four daily offices in our current prayer book. In traditional monastic contexts, the first words of Morning Prayer break the Great Silence kept from Compline the previous evening. It consists of a seasonal cycle of psalms, readings from Holy Scripture, canticles, and prayers for the world’s needs. This cycle is in sync with the liturgical seasons marked at the Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist, providing a bridge from one Sunday to the next. The readings and prayers invite us to steep ourselves in the themes of the Christian faith and listen for the voice of God speaking to us.

For up-to-date information on the services, including posts highlighting the themes to look out for in the week’s readings, check out our Facebook page.

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