Daily Office Booklet: Ordinary Time, June 11 – December 02, 2017
This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible.
In the interests of making the Anglican Church in North America’s Daily Office Lectionary, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer more accessible, I have been putting together Daily Office Booklets, which contain the basics of the Morning and Evening Prayer liturgies, as well as the references for all Scripture readings.
The Daily What?
The ancient Christian practice of beginning and ending each day with Bible reading and prayer is known as the “Daily Office” – as in the “daily service” or “daily duty” of Christians. It finds its roots in ancient Israel. God’s people were commanded to talk about God’s word “when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deut. 6:7). Our mornings and evenings are important to God.
I believe that, if you follow the Daily Office, you will notice a spiritual difference — in your own life, and in the life of your family!
The Latest Daily Office Booklet: Ordinary Time 2017
The latest booklet will take you through “Ordinary Time” (or the Season After Pentecost/Trinity), from the Sunday after Pentecost (known as Trinity Sunday) to the week of the Sunday before Advent (known as Christ the King Sunday).
You’ll notice some changes compared to previous booklets, including chantable versions of the Te Deum laudamus and the Nunc dimittis. Let me know what you think of the changes, and if you have any suggestions for improvement!
Instructions: How to Access and Assemble the Booklet
- **CLICK HERE** to access the PDF
- Print the PDF 2-sided, making sure to flip the pages on the SHORT edge
- Fold the stack of printed pages in half
- Staple along the centerfold, if possible
- Consult page 01 of the booklet for further instructions
Other Document Formats
Also, here’s the special-sized Word Document I used to make the booklet PDF.
*NOTE: If you need to make edits and still have them available as a booklet, I suggest using this special-sized Word Document. Make the changes, export the Word Document as a PDF. Then, using your computer’s PDF editor, print (or save, via printing to PDF) the PDF as a booklet. I’ve personally found this to be easier than messing with MS Word’s booklet printing.*
Why Are There Readings from the Apocrypha Included?
Great question! Here’s an answer from Archbishop Robert Duncan’s interview regarding the ACNA Lectionaries:
The readings in the lectionary are from both the Old and New Testaments, but it also includes some readings from the Apocrypha. What is the Apocrypha and why is it included in the Daily Office Lectionary?
Both the Anglican and Lutheran Reformations retained the use of books found in the Greek Old Testament (Septuagint), but not found in the Hebrew Bible. Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles states “the Church doth read [these books] for example of life and instruction of manners, but yet it doth not apply them to establish any doctrine.” Two of the most common canticles at Morning Prayer—the Benedicite, omnia opera Domine and the Benedictus es, Domine—come from the Apochrypha [sic].
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