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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Tuesday, May 26th
  • Psalm 30 v. 1-14
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    Also read at:

    • Great Compline

    This reading ends with v. 14, "But as for me, I have hoped in Thee, O Lord; I said: Thou art my God; in Thy hands are my lots."

  • Psalm 30 v. 15-24
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Great Compline

    This reading begins with v. 15, "Deliver me from the hands of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me."  Read to the end of the psalm.

Wednesday, May 27th
  • Psalm 34 v. 1-17
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    Also read at:

    • Royal Hours 3rd Hour

    This reading ends with v. 17, "As though it had been a neighbor, as though it had been our brother, so sought I to please; as one mourning and sad of countenance, so humbled I myself."

  • Psalm 34 v. 18-32
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Royal Hours 3rd Hour

    This reading begins with v. 18, "Yet against me they rejoiced and gathered together; scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew it not."  Read to the end of the psalm.

Thursday, May 28th
  • Psalm 35 v. 1-7
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading ends with v. 7, "Men and beasts wilt Thou save, O Lord. How Thou hast multiplied Thy mercy, O God!"

  • Psalm 35 v. 8-13
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 8, "Let the sons of men hope in the shelter of Thy wings." Read to the end of the Psalm.

Friday, May 29th
  • Psalm 83 v. 1-7
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading ends with v. 7, "Yea, for the lawgiver will give blessings; they shall go from strength to strength, the God of gods shall be seen in Sion."

    Also read at:

    • 9th Hour
  • Psalm 83 v. 8-13
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 8, "O Lord of hosts, hearken unto my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob."

    Also read at:

    • 9th Hour
Saturday, May 30th
  • Psalm 36 v. 1-16
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading ends with v. 16, "Better is the little that the just man hath than the great riches of sinners."

  • Psalm 36 v. 17-32
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 17, "For the arms of the sinners shall be broken, but the Lord upholdeth the righteous." It ends with v. 32, "The Law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be tripped."

Sunday, May 31st
  • Psalm 36 v. 33-41
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    For Psalm 36, the reading begins with v. 33, "The sinner watcheth the righteous one, and seeketh to slay him." Read to the end of the Psalm.

  • Psalm 7
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 1st
  • Psalm 94, 11
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 56
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Mid-hour of the 6th Hour