Virtually, Together

A couple of weeks ago parishioner Cay Hartley approached me with an interesting idea born out of a desire to worship together as a community on a daily basis.  While we say the office of Daily Morning Prayer every weekday at 9:00 a.m. at church, for many of those who work or travel they are not able to attend.   However, many may be able to pray the office of Daily Morning Prayer together with those at church thanks to Cay’s suggestion.


The entire office of Daily Morning prayer, for each day, complete with all of the readings, collects and prayers can be found by clicking here.  Simply click on the icon of the sun for the complete office of Daily Morning Prayer.  This option is also available for any smart phone or tablet.

The Great 50 Days are the period of time from Easter until Ascension.  For me, much like Lent, this period of time is one where I take on a new discipline, or continue one from Lent.  The office takes only about 15 minutes to pray, depending on the length of the readings and the psalm.

I invite you to pray the office of Daily Morning Prayer with your brothers and sisters at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday at St. Alban’s.  You can use the names of those in need or those with longer term concerns found in your Sunday service bulletin and pray for people in need by name.  In this way we are creating a new community of prayer, thanksgiving, and worship.  We can remain connected as the body of Christ throughout the week even though we may be geographically spread across the city, the region, or even across the globe.

A blessed Eastertide in our risen Savior’s most holy name,



About matthewhanisian

Associate Rector at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
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One Response to Virtually, Together

  1. I applaud the great suggestion about virtual corporate Morning Prayer and daily offices in general. However, a much better website is available for this– (also known as Daily Office West). Josh Thomas, the webmaster, does a remarkably good job, not only with ease of reading and options, but also with graphics, videos, art, and brief news bits (such as Desmond Tutu winning the Templeton Prize and his wonderful response thereto). Take a look and compare. Best to all, John+

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