There’s a lot going on during Holy Week. Morning and Evening Prayer continue. This Customary’s supplemental midday prayer lectionary appoints special readings for these days, and there are Communion propers for each day of the week as well. So there are a lot of opportunities for deeper devotions, both in the following of the liturgy itself as well as in simply taking their Bible readings for individual reading and reflection.
So I’ve put together an all-in-one chart: Holy Week all-in-one 2020
There you’ll see for the day of the week the Psalm(s) and Lessons for: Morning Prayer, Holy Communion, Midday Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline. There are a couple of either/or choices in the 2019 Book’s lectionaries, and I picked them for you, according to what I’ve developed of the Saint Aelfric Customary thus far. The goals, as usual are:
- to be faithful to historic Anglican tradition whenever possible
- to make the maximum use of the 2019 Prayer Book material
- to avoid repetition of Lessons whenever possible
Since so many of us are home-bound during this time of plague, this is a golden opportunity to step up our disciplines of prayer, and observe more of our liturgical tradition than we might normally experience. I hope this chart helps you so to do!
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