"Bind yourselves to your brethren. Those bound together in love bear everything with ease….
If now you want to make the bond double, your 
brother must also be bound together with you.
He wants us to be bound 
together with one another, not only to be at peace, not only to be friends,
But to be all one, a single soul. Beautiful is this bond. With this bond we bind ourselves together both to one another and to God.
This is not a chain 
that bruises. It does not cramp the hands.
It leaves them free, gives them 
ample room and greater courage."
- St. John Chrysostom



The Resource Center Invites You to Join Us!
As we pray the Psalter together this Lent!

Sign-up Here For Our
Annunciation Psalter Group

 


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

You have just signed up for an available reader spot in our Annunciation Psalter Group with an assigned, numbered Kathisma (Set of Psalms), from which you will begin reading on March 15th.

Examples of How it Works

If you are Reader 1 in the group, on Day 1 you will begin by reading Kathisma 1 (Psalms 1-8). On Day 2 you will read Kathisma 2, Day 3 - Kathisma 3, and so on and so forth, until you have read all 20 Kathisma (Psalms 1-150) in 20 Days. Once you have read through all 20 Kathismata, the next day, day 21 of Lent, you will begin again and repeat by reading Kathisma 1 and so on.

If you are Reader 2 in the group, on Day 1 you will begin by reading Kathisma 2 (Psalms 9-16). On Day 2 you will read Kathisma 3, Day 3 - Kathisma 4, and so on and so forth, finishing with Kathisma 1. Once you have read through all 20 Kathismata, the next day, day 21 of Lent, you will begin again and repeat by reading Kathisma 2 and so on.

If you are Reader 18 in the group, on Day 1 you will begin by reading Kathisma 18 (Psalms 119-133). On Day 2 you will read Kathisma 19, Day 3 - Kathisma 20. On Day 4 you will read Kathisma 1 and so on and so forth, finishing with Kathisma 17. Once you have read through all 20 Kathismata, the next day, day 21 of Lent, you will begin again and repeat by reading Kathisma 18 and so on.

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*The Psalter is a book of 150 Psalms divided into 20 Kathismata (Settings) and read every day during Great Lent.

**With twenty people each reading one Kathisma per day during the 40 Day Lenten period, together the Psalter is being prayed in its entirety, twice.

***Each Kathisma takes approximately twenty minutes to read. Each of us, individually, will pray the day’s Kathisma anytime and anywhere we are able.

**** Each Psalter Group has 20 available reader spots, each assigned to a numbered Kathisma (Set of Psalms) from which to begin reading on March 15th. Once a Group is filled, another Group will be added, containing another 20 available readers spots.


READ THE PSALTER ONLINE

Day 1: Kathisma 1 (Psalms 1-8) Day 11: Kathisma 11 (Psalms 77-84)
Day 2: Kathisma 2 (Psalms 9-16) Day 12: Kathisma 12 (Psalms 85-90)
Day 3: Kathisma 3 (Psalms 17-23) Day 13: Kathisma 13 (Psalms 91-100)
Day 4: Kathisma 4 (Psalms 24-31) Day 14: Kathisma 14 (Psalms 101-104)
Day 5: Kathisma 5 (Psalms 32-36) Day 15: Kathisma 15 (Psalms 105-108)
Day 6: Kathisma 6 (Psalms 37-45) Day 16: Kathisma 16 (Psalms 109-117)
Day 7: Kathisma 7 (Psalms 46-54) Day 17: Kathisma 17 (Psalm 118)
Day 8: Kathisma 8 (Psalms 55-63) Day 18: Kathisma 18 (Psalms 119-133)
Day 9: Kathisma 9 (Psalms 64-69) Day 19: Kathisma 19 (Psalms 134-142)
Day 10: Kathisma 10 (Psalms 70-76) Day 20: Kathisma 20 (Psalms 143-150)

 


HOW TO PRAY THE PSALTER

Begin with the Opening:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You!

Prayer of the Holy Spirit:

O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who are in all places and fill all things, the Treasury of good things and the Giver of life:
Come and abide in us, cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One.

Trisagion Prayer:

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3x)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, cleanse us from our sins. O Master, pardon our
transgressions. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Your Name's sake. Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we 
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Then read your Kathisma Here

Complete your Prayer by Praying:
"Lord, have mercy"
For each of the Psalter Group member, individually by name.

Thank you for joining us in praying the Psalms. May God bless our efforts!