Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2012}

Here are the assigned readings for the Psalter Prayer group for December 2012. Names are numbered in order of where you begin.

*Be sure to look through all the lists for your name. It will be as you signed up.  There are a lot of Mary’s, Maria’s, Katherine’s, etc.  Make sure you’re looking at the right one!

Before beginning to read your assigned kathisma, please recite the Trisagion prayers:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of truth, who art in all places and fillest all things; Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy God, visit and heal our infirmities for thy Name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

At the end of each kathisma please recite the following:

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Glory to you, O God. (twice)

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Glory to you, O God our hope, O Lord, glory to You. Lord have mercy on (name of each person in your group).

People in group 3, please check back periodically since more people will most likely be added to your group.  And as always, if you have any questions at all, let me know!

Don’t become discouraged if you miss some, it takes time to build a habit and anything you read is more than you would have read if you hadn’t signed up!  Kali Dynami!


  1. Day 1– Psalms 1-8 (Kathisma 1)
  2. Day 2– Psalms 9-17 (Kathisma 2)
  3. Day 3– Psalms 18-24 (Kathisma 3)
  4. Day 4–Psalms 25-32 (Kathisma 4)
  5. Day 5– Psalms 33-37 (Kathisma 5)
  6. Day 6– Psalms 38-46 (Kathisma 6)
  7. Day 7– Psalms 47-55 (Kathisma 7)
  8. Day 8– Psalms 56-64 (Kathisma 8)
  9. Day 9– Psalms 65-70 (Kathisma 9)
  10. Day 10– Psalms 71-77 (Kathisma 10)
  11. Day 11– Psalms 78-85 (Kathisma 11)
  12. Day 12– Psalms 86-91 (Kathisma 12)
  13. Day 13– Psalms 92-101 (Kathisma 13)
  14. Day 14– Psalms 102-105 (Kathisma 14)
  15. Day 15– Psalms 106-109 (Kathisma 15)
  16. Day 16– Psalms 110-118 (Kathisma 16)
  17. Day 17– Psalms 119 (Kathisma 17)
  18. Day 18– Psalms 120-134 (Kathisma 18)
  19. Day 19– Psalms 135-143 (Kathisma 19)
  20. Day 20– Psalms 144-150 (Kathisma 20)
  21. Day 21–start over

Group One:

1. Kalliope
2. Christina
3. Olga
4. Maria
5. Kathryn
6. Anastasia
7. Christine (Kristy)
8. Maria Elena
9. Rachel
10. Chrysovaladou
11. Mikhaila
12. Danielle
13. Sophia
14. Patricia
15. Asimeni
16. Savina
17. Catherine (Corrina)
18. Linda Nicole
19. Paraskevi
20. Sevasti

Group Two:

1. Veronica (Jessica)
2. Rebecca N.
3. Violeta
4. Michelle Melania
5. Priscilla
6. Rebecca
7. Ashley
8. Valery
9. Tonia
10. Dessi
11. Irene (Linda)
12. Amie
13. Seraphima
14. Nicole
15. Bogdan, Stefan, Silvia, Veronica, Teodora, Nectaria
16. Matushka Constantina
17. Kristy
18. Maria T.
19. Maria
20. Marianthy

Group Three:

1. Susan
2. Fotini
3. Kyriaki
4. Sofia
5. Kathryn
6. Kh. Mary
7. Luba
8. Maria
9. Mary (Mireille)
10. Maria T.
11. Anna Maria
12. Nicole Hasak
13. Kh. Nicole
14. Ann (Cynthia)
15. Christina
16. Katerina
17. Irina
18. Carey
19. Toni
20. Katherine M.

Group Four:

1. YOU 🙂


St. Arsenios of Cappadocia used the Psalter as a Book of Needs. For a list of “needs” the Psalms can be read for, click here.

*NOTE: If beginning after November 15, please count the kathisma from Day 1 NOT the day you are joining us. For example, if you’re starting kathisma is 10 and we are 5 days into Lent, you will begin on kathisma 15.

**ADDITIONAL NOTE: Even though we began our readings already, I will continue adding people to the list as they come. So if anyone is interested simply leave your baptismal name and email address and I will add you to the list. Thank you!

20 thoughts on “Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2012}

  1. So if I’m 7th on the list I start with kathisma 7? I just want to make sure – it’s not 100% clear to me!

    1. Sorry, it took me awhile to get back to you! YES!! I have been in Chicago for a retreat and am just now getting caught up with comments! 🙂

  2. Hello,

    Forgive me, but I am quite new to Orthodoxy and am unfamiliar with how to find the kathisma for the day…the link to the Psalter’s Book of Needs is broken and I’m not sure where to go to get that information, which I think is what I read in addition to the psalms listed…?

    Thanks for clarifying,

    Maria Tsiganos

    1. Maria, if you have a Psalter, you would begun on whatever number is next to your name on Nov. 15. Since today is the 17th, you’ll be 2 ahead of that number. Make sense? I know it can be a bit confusing until you get used to it. Let me know if it’s still jibberish. 🙂 If you don’t have a Psalter, the Psalm numbers are listed above next to the kathisma number.

      1. Thanks! This is very helpful and I know where to begin now. Since my name has #18 next to it, I should have began that reading on the 15th…so today (23rd), I will begin on #5. I think that’s it! 🙂

        I hope your retreat in Chicago was nice! I live really close to there; maybe sometime we can go to Divine Liturgy when you’re in town next! 🙂

        Thanks again,


        1. Yes, since you are #18, today you’ll begin on Kathisma 7!! So glad you’re joining us. The retreat was fabulous, St. Spyridon has such a wonderful priest, presbytera and community. Everyone was so kind and welcoming! And that is definitely a plan for the next time I’m in Chicago! Have a blessed Nativity fast!

  3. Please forget me for making you troubles. We are from Roumania and we have TWO baptismal name, not one, so Bogdan-Stefan, Silvia-Veronica and Teodora-Nectaria are 3 diffrent person(my husband, I, and our 2 years daughter) not 6(Group two). It is too much for us to read 6 cathismas a day, I don’t think we could do it every day, so if you could make a change and let us with ONE cathisma for the all THREE of us as a family I will be very grateful to you. I’m very sory, I know it’s my fault for not being clear but it’s not the first time when we join this Psalter group and I would like to do it again.
    Thank you very much.

    1. You sure did! 🙂 You’re number 16 in group 2. Kali Dynami! Btw, I never received my review copy of The Scent of Holiness and just couldn’t wait any longer to read it!! So I ordered it and started it a few days ago and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! God bless you!

  4. Hi Sylvia! It was so nice to meet you in person a couple of weeks ago! Embarassingly, I’m only now finally checking in to see about my psalter group. I don’t see my name — should I be in group 3?

    1. Ahh, Tonie! I’m such an idiot! I could have sworn I added you but I don’t see your name either. So YES you are number 19 of group 3! It was SOO nice meeting you and your beautiful children too! I’m so glad we were able to finally catch up a little in person. I will email you the photos too, btw! Hopefully, I’ll be posting all about the retreat soon. 🙂 xoxo

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