Psalter Group Assignments (Great Lent 2015)

The other day I was in the kitchen and it had just begun to snow.  The snowflakes looked so beautiful behind the fresh tulips I just brought home and set out on the table.  Immediately, the anticipation for Pascha rose up inside of me.  The way everything is so bare and empty outside right now, the bright colors of those blooms against the white snow instantly made me think of new life.  And that, of course, made me think of the Resurrection.

I still can’t believe that we are in Great Lent already!  I love this time of year so much.  I love the slowing down of things, social media sabbaticals, hushing of the television.  We spend more time cuddling up with our favorite books and just spending time together as a family.  Ace actually told me the other day that we need to “do this more often”.  And by “this” he meant us not allowing them on the t.v. or video games and spending quiet time together.  It’s amazing how we can all be in the same room but with everyone sort of doing their own thing, it doesn’t really feel like we’re spending time with eachother.  I told him I totally agreed.

This time of year also brings that quiet joy that begins to bubble up in my soul, the anticipation of Pascha.  It’s such a good feeling.   This time of year really is amazing and it also brings with it my favorite lenten tradition–our Psalter Groups!

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I can hardly believe we’ve been doing this for over seven years now!  It warms my heart to know so many of you love this tradition and find the same comfort and encouragement in it as I do.  Thank you all so much for joining me each time.  I so look forward to your company.   <3

Here are the assigned readings for the Psalter Groups for Great Lent 2015.

Names are numbered in order of what kathisma you begin on.

*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. Even less common names are duplicated sometimes!  Make sure you’re looking at the right one!  There were several Irene’s this time and most did not have an email of last name, so I’m not sure how to differentiate between you all!  

I included usernames or emails wherever I could to make it a bit easier, too.  So PLEASE read through the whole list until you’re sure you found your name.  If you’re not positive, leave a comment and I will clarify.

Psalter Group Assignments

Before beginning to read your assigned kathisma, please recite the Trisagion prayers (and the prayer at the bottom of this post if you choose):

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 4 (and any groups after that), please check back periodically since more people will most likely be added to your group, so you can add their names to your prayer list. 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!

Readings  (The Psalm numbers before each Kathisma are for people following along from the book of Psalms in their Bible)

  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. Sevasti

2. Kalliope (Coleen)

3. Irene (Rena)

4. Kyranna

5. Chrisovaladou

6. Asimeni & Savina

7. Mary Magdalene

8.  Nicole (gaynor)

9. Irene (danevicii)

10. Maria (Linda)

11. Rebecca Anna

12. Elizabeth

13. Olga

14. Laryssa

15. Matushka Andrea

16. Ekaterina (katkostur)

17. Catherine (Lori)

18. Andreas

19. Panayiota (Teresa)

20. Eugenia (Becky)

 

Group Two

1. Olena

2. Aiketerini

3. Laura Ophelia

4. Gordana

5. Seraphima

6. Stavroula

7. Xenia (Moos)

8. Sophia (skonstantarakis)

9. Anastasia (Ashley)

10. Elena

11. Anna (Lindsay)

12. Loukia

13. Catherine (Jessie)

14. Ekaterini

15. Nichole, Christopher & Irene

16. Matushka Maria

17. Ioana

18. Irene

19. Mary (Jessica)

20. Presbytera Kallie

Group Three

1. Constantina (titika)

2. Irene

3. Xristina

4. Stamatina

5. Athena (Kari)

6. Tatiana (Carrie)

7. Catherine (Tamara)

8. Antonia

9. Marianthy

10. Markella

11. Roxana Nicoleta

12. Marie Elaine

13. Demetria

14. Christina

15. Maria Eleftheria

16. Vassiliki

17. Mary (April)

18. Elizabeth (Tracey)

19. Helen (Sarah)

20. Rachel

 

Group Four

1. Kalliope

2. Veronica (Jessica)

3. Elisavet (Elie)

4. Maria (Melanie)

5. Natalia

6. Marta

7. Catherine (Caitlin)

8. Jennifer

9. Alexandra

10. Maria

11. Violeta

12. Christina

13. Thekla

14. Emilia

15. Konstantina

16. Aleksandra

17. Fotini

18.  Magdalene

19.  Gorgonia

20. Elizabeth (Kelsey)

 

Group Five

1. Kyriaki (Kiki)

2. Elizabeth (Vicki)

3. Sylvia (Amira)

4. Anna (Jennifer-Anne)

5. Johanna (Jennifer)

(check back periodically for names of new group members!)

16 thoughts on “Psalter Group Assignments (Great Lent 2015)

  1. i signed up, but I’m not seeing my name? My baptismal name is Catherine, birth name is Tara. I did see a Tamara? Maybe it autocorrected when I had typed my name when signing up? My e-mail is taramfreeman@yahoo.com.

    This will be my first year joining in. I can’t tell you how much I have learned since finding your site. You are truly wonderful! God Bless.

    1. I went back and looked when I commented…I accidentally left out my birth name and my e-mail name was probably confusing, since my middle initial is in there. I’m thinking I’m the one down as Catherine (Tamara). So sorry I didn’t get it right!

  2. Sorry, but due to the difference in time zones, is it possible that you let me know when I’m supposed to begin? Do we start from Καθαρή Δευτέρα?
    Thanks a lot

    1. Yes, Katerina! So sorry, I’m just getting back to the internet today. 🙂 We began on Kathadi Deftera!

  3. I’m trying to figure out which number to start on since I’ll be beginning tomorrow, 2/26. Were we supposed to begin with the number next to our name starting today, 2/25? So, if I was number 1, I’ll start with number 3 tomorrow?

  4. Is it too late to join? I would love to, if possible. My birth name is Jennifer-Anne, my baptized name is Anna.

    Blessed lent.

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  6. Is it too late to join a daily psalter group? My name is Jennifer, baptismal name is Johanna. Thank you for your truly inspiring work!
    Blessed Lent!

  7. Hi, Sylvia, i left a message above but perhaps you thought it was the same anna? Can i join too? Baptismal name anna (asousamoir{at}gmail{dot}com)). Kali dinami!

  8. Sylvua,

    Can I please join this late? My baptismal name is Strategoula.

    Thank you,
    Toula

  9. Hello Sylvua,

    I would love to join thus group. Is there still room.

    My Basptism name is Loyda in English (Lois).

    God bless you

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