Vespers Schedule for Lent and Advent

Solemn Vespers are the sung evening prayer of the Church, part of the canonical hours prayer at various time throughout the day. Vespers opens with the singing or chanting of the words “Deus, in adiutorium meum intende” – “O God, come to my assistance” as the faithful call upon the ever abiding aid of the Divine Presence. A variety of voices preach on a seasonal theme to bring diverse and rich reflections on our common faith.

The Oratory Vespers include:

• Lucinarium – the lighting of the candles
• Litany of Thanksgiving
• Hymn
• Singing of the Psalms
• Scriptural Reading
• Preaching
• Magnificat
• Intercessions
• Lord’s Prayer
• Blessing

The Year of Mercy + Lenten Vespers at the Oratory

Each Sunday of Lent at 4:00 p.m. in the Oratory Church

2 Corinthians 5: 17-20
Brothers and sisters: Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come…So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.


February  14 Lent I
Ms.  Jane Di Leo, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

February 21 Lent II
The Oratory Church Choir preforming from its recently released CD
           Sweet Sacred Feast

BOZIWICK – Advent Calendar
STANFORD – Three Motets
BRAHMS – Schaffe in mir Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2
DURUFLÉ – Requiem (Reduced Orchestration)

February 28 Lent III
Rev. Dr. Jane Huber, Interim Assistant Minister, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights

March 6 Laetare Sunday
Ms. Janice Oh, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

March 13 Lent V
Dr. Clayton Shoppa, Member of Oratory Church of St Boniface

March 20  Passion Sunday


Vespers – Winter 2014

Advent Vespers

2014 Sundays, In the Church, 4:00pm.

Theme:..”Like a shepherd, he feeds his flock: in his arms he gathers the lambs,
carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care…..” Isaiah 40,11.


November 30, Advent 1
Pam Keating, Member, Community Writer, Etymologist

December 7, Advent 2
Rev. Nadine Hundertmark, Interim Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights

December 14, Advent 3
Roger Knight, Oratory Community;  Board Member, Nazareth Housing

December 21, Advent 4
Richard Adams, Oratory Community ;  “outside the walls”, Computer Design Consultant