Normally the psalms should be read that are assigned in the Prayer Book’s division of the psalter into 60 sections, one for each morning and one for each evening in a 30 day month.  On the 31st day of months with 31 days, the psalms for the 30th day may be repeated or psalms may be selected from the lesson lectionary.

The psalms may be sung to Anglican or Plainsong chant.  If they are said, they may be said in unison or said antiphonally, alternating between the officiant and the congregation, or between sides of the church or choir.  The two halves of the Gloria Patri are treated as any two other verses of the psalm.  There is a slight pause at the asterisk in each verse in the psalms and in the canticles, but other punctuation is ignored.

‘Thanks be to God’ is not said at the end of lessons in the Daily Offices in the Prayer Book tradition.

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The rubrics are quite clear about how lessons are announced and ended, and the rubrics should be observed.  The name of the Biblical books is that given to the books in the King James, or Authorized, Version.   So, for example:

‘Here beginneth the ____ verse of the ____ chapter of the Second Book of the Kings, Commonly Called the Fourth Book of the Kings.’

If the lesson begins with the first verse of a chapter, ‘Here beginneth the ____ chapter of the Second Book of the Kings, Commonly Called the Fourth Book of the Kings.’

‘Here beginneth the ____ verse of the ____ chapter of the Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy.’

‘Here beginneth the ____ verse of the ____ chapter of Ecclesiastes, or the Preacher.’

‘Here beginneth the ____ verse of the ____ chapter of the Gospel According to Saint Matthew.’

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Likewise, the rubrics direct the way in which lessons are ended:

‘Here endeth the First [or Second] Lesson.’

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The Gloria Patri is said at the end of each Psalm or, in the case of Psalm 119, portion of the psalms.  The Gloria Patri also is said at the end of each canticle, except for the Te Deum, which is itself a Trinitarian hymn and requires no Christianization by the addition of the doxology.  The rubric in the 1928 American Prayer Book on p. 9 lists the canticles to which the doxology is added, and clearly omits the Te Deum from the list.

Normally the Te Deum is said at Morning Prayer on days when the Gloria in excelsis is said at Mass.  The Gloria and the Te Deum are companion pieces, as it were.  The Te Deum is not said on Sundays in Advent, the Gesimas, and Lent, or on weekdays that are not feast days.  It is said on weekdays in Paschaltide.

Local custom dictate the use of the General Confession and the prayers after the third collect.  In general when clergy say the office privately, they tend to omit these additional elements.

If no priest is present and the General Confession is said, no absolution or substitute for the absolution is said.

 

 

 

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