The Daily Prayer of the Church
All clergy and many lay people pray every day what is called the Divine Office of the Church (also known as the Liturgy of the Hours).
The Divine Office is the Church’s official set of prayers “marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer”. It consists of psalms, hymns, readings and other prayers and antiphons. Together with the Mass, it forms the official public prayer life of the Church.
When you think about it, that is an enormous network of prayer all across the world at every time of day. To help people join that network we are inviting people of the parish to pray Evening Prayer at 6pm each day online and interactively. It will also help to unite us as a parish community during this time of enforced isolation.
Please follow the instructions below on how to join us. It is actually quite straight-forward (I managed it!), so please give it a go. You’ll also find the text of today’s Evening Prayer below.
I hope to see you soon,
Evening Prayer Text
Interactive Prayer Joining Instructions
For internet security purposes, you can join in with Evening Prayer by receiving an emailed link with instructions. If you would like to join with us, you will be very welcome – please email the Parish Email (“firstname.lastname@example.org”) and you will receive the daily emailed invitation and instructions’ You will then just need to click on the link in the email and you will be in our ‘virtual prayer group’.