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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Friday, August 14th
  • Psalm 118 v. 132-149
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading begins with v. 132 which is also the beginning of the third stasis of Ps. 118 according to the liturgical reading of the Psalter according to Kathismata, "Look upon me and have mercy on me, according to the judgment of them that love Thy name." It ends with v. 149, "Hear my voice, O Lord, according to Thy mercy; according to Thy judgment, quicken me."

    Also read at:

    • The Midnight Service
  • Psalm 118 v. 150-164
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 150, "They have drawn nigh that lawlessly persecute me, but from Thy law are they far removed." It ends with v. 164, "Seven times a day have I praised Thee for the judgments of Thy righteousness."

    Also read at:

    • The Midnight Service
Saturday, August 15th
  • Psalm 118 v. 165-176
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading begins with v. 165, "Much peace have they that love Thy law, and for them there is no stumbling-block" Read to the end of the psalm, which is also the end of the third stasis of Ps. 118 according to the liturgical reading of the Psalter according to Kathismata which is usually followed by Glory/Both Now/Alleluia.

    Also read at:

    • The Midnight Service
  • Psalm 78
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 16th
  • Psalm 39 v. 1-14
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    This reading ends with v. 14, "I have not concealed Thy mercy, nor Thy truth, from the great assemblage."

  • Psalm 39 v. 15-24
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    This reading begins with v. 15, "But Thou, O Lord, remove not Thy compassions far from me; let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually help me." Read to the end of the psalm.

Monday, August 17th
  • Psalm 80
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 139
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Mid-hour of the 9th Hour
    • Royal Hours 6th Hour
Tuesday, August 18th
  • Psalm 143
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 140
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Vespers
Wednesday, August 19th
  • Psalm 82
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Psalm 141
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Vespers
Thursday, August 20th
  • Psalm 21 v. 1-19
    6:00 am - 7:00 am

    Also read at:

    • Royal Hours 1st Hour

    This reading ends with v. 19, "But Thou, O Lord, remove not Thy help far from me; attend unto mind aid."

  • Psalm 21 v. 20-31
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Also read at:

    • Royal Hours 1st Hour

    This reading begins with v. 20, "Rescue my soul from the sword, even this only-begotten one of mine from the hand of the dog."  Read to the end of the psalm.