Category: 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