Quarterly Psalter Readings

Read the Psalter Quarterly with morning and evening Psalms chosen where possible in the tradition of Orthodox worship. Septuagint (LXX) numbering is used.  Psalms are chosen according to Orthodox liturgical usage in morning and evening services, where possible.

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Thursday, December 5th
  • Psalm 77 v. 50-62
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading begins with v. 50, "And He had given to the cankerworm their fruits, and their labours to the locust." It ends with v. 62, "And they turned back and brake covenant, even as their fathers did; they became like unto a crooked bow."

  • Psalm 77 v. 63-77
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 63, "And they provoked Him to wrath among their hills, and with their graven images they moved Him to jealousy." Read to the end of the psalm.

Friday, December 6th
  • Psalm 98
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 88 v. 1-17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading ends with v. 17, "For from the Lord is our defence, yea, from the Holy One of Israel, our King."

Saturday, December 7th
  • Psalm 88 v. 18-35
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading begins with v. 18, "At that time Thou spakest in a vision to Thy sons, and Thou didst say: I have bestowed help on one that is mighty, I have raised up one chosen out of My people." It ends with v. 35, "And His throne shall be as the sun before Me, and as the moon that is established for ever, and is a faithful witness in the sky."

  • Psalm 88 v. 36-50
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 36, "But Thou hast cast off and brought to nought, Thou hast been wroth with Thine anointed." Read to the end of the psalm.

Sunday, December 8th
  • Psalm 113
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 99
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, December 9th
  • Psalm 106 v. 1-16
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    The psalm ends with v. 16, "For He shattered the gates of brass, and brake the bars of iron."

  • Psalm 106 v. 17-31
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 17, "He helped them out of the way of their lawlessness; for on account of their iniquities had they been brought low." It ends with v. 31, "[And they were glad, because they were quiet, and He guided them to the haven of His will.] Let them give thanks unto the Lord for His mercies, and for His wondrous works for the sons of men."

Tuesday, December 10th
  • Psalm 106 v. 32-43
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading begins with v. 32, "Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people, and in the seat of the elders let them praise Him." Read to the end of the Psalm.

  • Psalm 63
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 11th
  • Psalm 67 v. 1-12
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading ends with v. 12, "The Lord shall give speech with great power to them that bring good tidings."

    The beginning verses of this Psalm is sung all through Pascha and the forty days following Pascha as a clear prophecy fulfilled in the Resurrection of Christ.

  • Psalm 67 v. 13-27
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 13, "He that is the King of the hosts of His beloved one shall divide the spoils for the beauty of the house." It ends with v. 27, "In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the wellsprings of Israel."

    The beginning verses of this Psalm is sung all through Pascha and the forty days following Pascha as a clear prophecy fulfilled in the Resurrection of Christ.