Friday, March 22
The Morning Office To Be Observed on the Hour or Half Hour Between 6 and 9 a.m.

Saturday, Fourth Week of Lent


The Call to Prayer
Bless the LORD, you angels of his, you mighty ones who do his bidding,* and hearken to the voice of his word. Bless the LORD, all you hosts,* you ministers of his who do his will. Bless the LORD, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion;* bless the LORD, O my soul.
Psalm 103:20–22

The Request for Presence
Give ear to my words, O LORD;* consider my meditation. Hearken to my cry for help, my King and my God,* for I make my prayer to you. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice;* early in the morning I make my appeal and watch for you.
Psalm 5:1–3


The Greeting

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,* O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

The Refrain for the Morning Lessons

The LORD’s will stands fast for ever,* and the designs of his heart from age to age.
Psalm 33:11

A Reading

Jesus taught us, saying: “When the Son of Man comes in his Glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, ‘Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me.’ Then the upright will say to him in reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ And the King will answer, ‘In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those on his left hand, ‘Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink, I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.’ Then it will be their turn to ask, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison and did not come to your help?’ Then he will answer, ‘In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.’ And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.”
Matthew 25:31–46

The Refrain

The LORD’s will stands fast for ever,* and the designs of his heart from age to age.

The Morning Psalm

Who May Abide Upon Your Holy Hill?

LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle?* who may abide upon your holy hill? Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right,* who speaks the truth from his heart. There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend;* he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor. In his sight the wicked is rejected,* but he honors those who fear the LORD. He has sworn to do no wrong* and does not take back his word. He does not give his money in hope of gain,* nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things* shall never be overthrown.
Psalm 15

The Refrain

The LORD’s will stands fast for ever,* and the designs of his heart from age to age.

The Small Verse

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; on those who have lived in a land of deep shadow a light has shown.
Isaiah 9:1

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your Name. May your kingdom come, and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Prayer Appointed for the Week

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant that I, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear my cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. †

The Concluding Prayer of the Church

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen. †