Psalter Group Assignments {Great Lent 2014}

Psalter Reading

It is Great Lent again!  I can hardly believe it, it still feels like Christmas was just yesterday.  How the days fly…  I spent my first morning reading my kathisma on my front porch.  This is my favorite time of year to lie on the porch swing and soak up the early morning sun while the breeze still has a chill to it.  Just right for a cup of hot tea and the Psalter.

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Psalter Group Sign-ups for Great Lent 2014

Psalter Group

psalter

Great Lent begins in just a few days and you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!  I can hardly wait to start tucking that little green book in my bag again.

This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day fasts.  It is a quiet time that I can look forward to each day.  And by quiet, I don’t mean the things around me are quiet, those things rarely are, but rather the hush that comes over my soul whenever I open my Psalter and read.

Last time, I periodically posted some various writings on why reading the Psalms is so beneficial and I’ll be doing that again this time as well.  There are some really beautiful thoughts on this.  God-willing they will strengthen and encourage us as we prepare to receive the Bridegroom and as we trudge the rocky roads of our Lenten journeys.  So please keep an eye out for those!

So if you’re interested in joining please leave YOUR BAPTISMAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section of this post. If you’re not familiar with this group, click here for all the details…

I will have the groups and everyone’s assigned readings up by the end of day Monday!  But don’t worry, if you stumble upon this post after the fast has begun, you can still sign up.  It’s never too late to join in!

You can purchase a pocket Psalter or full-sized one here.

Psalter Group Reading Assignments {Nativity 2013}

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Here are the assigned readings for the Psalter Prayer group for Nativity 2013 groups. 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! 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. 

Also, I’m going to be doing something new this year. I am going to be periodically posting various writings on the benefits of reading the Psalter. Some of the things I’ve read so far are absolutely beautiful.  I hoped to do this more during the Great Lent readings but didn’t get the chance so hopefully I’ll have some extra time this time around.

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 4, 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

  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. Aggeliki
2. Rebecca Anna
3. Elizabeth & David
4. Tamra
5. Mary (Destiney)
6. Laura Ophelia
7.  Ioulia (Julie)
8.  Hannah H.
9.  Jill Mary
10. Marianthy
11. Joanna M.
12. Hannah P.
13. Donna S.
14. Nichole
15. Valery
16. Connie
17. Irene (Alex)
18. Aikaterini
19. Cassie
20. Nicole Marie

Group Two

1. Erin A.
2. Emmelia
3. Xenia
4. Kimberly H.
5. Cara
6. Maria (Linda D.)
7.  Christina (Allie)
8.  Catherine (Janice)
9.  Evangelia
10.  Shelby
11. Athena Z.
12. Veronica (Jessica)
13. Diana
14. Sofia
15. Maria Murphy
16. Anastacia (Melissa)
17. Sara
18. Theckla (Carol)
19. Christiana
20. Marie (Crystal)

Group Three

1. Paraskevi (Vicki)
2. Elizabeth (Laura)
3. Sophia (Lori)
4. Asemeni & Savina
5. Sophia
6. Kyriaki
7. Nicole
8.Sofia (graceandfaith)
9. Dessieslava
10. Chrisovaladou
11. Rebecca
12. Karen
13. AnnaMaria
14. Ioana
15.Sevasti
16. Kalliope
17. Irene (Rena)
18.Elizabeth (Lisa)
19.  Eirini
20. Photini

Group Four

1. Silvia-Veronica
2. Olga (Tammy)
3. Genevieve
4. Xenia (Quinal)
5. Alexandra & Philip
6. Anna (Jessica)
7. Stamo Georgiou
8. Helena (Carey)
9. Strategoula
10. Mary (April)
11. Mary (Jill)
12. Elena
13.Kathryn
14. Natalia
15. Panayiota
16. Marie-Elaine
17. Kimberly A.
18. Magdalene
19. Neratzoula (Julia)
20. Anna (Hollie)

Group Five

1. Catherine (Lori)
2. Christina (Chrissy)
3. Ashley

I recently read this in the ebook A Psalter for Prayer and wanted to share it. It is a prayer that can also be read before begin your reading each day.

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Psalter Group sign-ups {Nativity Fast 2013}

Psalter Group

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The Nativity fast begins in just a few days and you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!  I can hardly wait to start tucking that little green book in my bag again.

This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day fasts.  It is a quiet time that I can look forward to each day.  And by quiet, I don’t mean the things around me are quiet, those things rarely are, but rather the hush that comes over my soul whenever I open my Psalter and read.

Also, I’ll be doing something new this year too.  I will be periodically posting writings on why reading the Psalms is so beneficial.  There are some really beautiful thoughts on this that I am looking forward to sharing with everyone.  God-willing it will strengthen and encourage us as we prepare to receive the Bridegroom and as we trudge the rocky roads on our Lenten journey.  So please keep an eye out for those!

So if you’re interested in joining please leave YOUR BAPTISMAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section of this post. If you’re not familiar with this group, click here for all the details…

I will have the groups and everyone’s assigned readings up by Friday afternoon!  But don’t worry, if you stumble upon this post after the fast has begun, you can still sign up.  It’s never too late to join in!

You can purchase a pocket Psalter or full-sized one here.

Psalter Group Reading Assignments {Great Lent 2013}

Psalter Group

Here are the assigned readings for the Psalter Prayer group for Great Lent 2013. 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! I included usernames or emails wherever I could to make it a bit easier, too.

Also, I’m going to be doing something new this year. I am going to be periodically posting various writings on the benefits of reading the Psalter. Some of the things I’ve read so far are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to share them with you! So be sure to check back for those.

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 and soon to be group 4, 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

  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. Irene (Rena)
3. Mary (Sarah)
4. Christine (Kristy)
5. Olga (loewetn)
6. Susannah
7. Nikolia
8. Georgia
9. Margaret
10. Asemeni & Savina
11. Nicole (nicki.gaynor)
12. Seraphima
13. Anna (asousamoir)
14. Olga
15. Eleni (baroness black)
16. Luba
17. Chrysovaladou
18. Sevasti
19. Paraskevi
20. Georgia (Geri)

Group Two

1. Nina
2. Constantina
3. Ioana-Teodora
4. Sophia
5. Katherine
6. Laura
7. Marianthy
8. Janet-Maria
9. Strategoula
10. Selaphiel
11. Elizabeth
12. Natalie
13. Alexandra
14. Ashley
15. Violeta
16. Christiana
17. Jennifer
18. Elena
19. Eirene
20. Christina

Group Three

1. Panayiota (Teresa)
2. Kathryn (pisc304)
3. Veronica (jessica)
4. Euthalia
5. Anna Maria
6. Mary Barbara
7. Kimberly
8. Silvia-Veronica
9. Katerina
10. Carey
11. Jeanne
12. Madalina
13. Rebecca
14. Chrisoula
15. Theodora (Jamie)
16. Aggeliki
17. Andonia
18. Grace
19. Laura (guth3s)
20. Sophia

Group Four
1. Evgenia
2. Fotini
3. Anastasia (Megan)
4. Marie
5. Anastasia (stavropoula)
6. Mikhaila
7. Olena
8. Stamatina
9. Mimi
10. Lydia
11. Maritza
12. Kiki
13. Anna
14. Macrina (Shelley)
15. Elias
16. Deborah
17. Jessica
18.
19.
20.

 

I recently read this in the ebook A Psalter for Prayer and wanted to share it. It is a prayer that can also be read before begin your reading each day.

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psalter group sign-ups {grent lent 2013}

Psalter Group

psalter

Great Lent is right around the corner and you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!  I can hardly wait to start tucking that little green book in my bag again.

This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day fasts.  It is a quiet time that I can look forward to each day.  And by quiet, I don’t mean the things around me are quiet, those things rarely are, but rather the hush that comes over my soul whenever I open my Psalter and read.

Also, I’ll be doing something new this year too.  I will be periodically posting writings on why reading the Psalms is so beneficial.  There are some really beautiful thoughts on this that I am looking forward to sharing with everyone.  God-willing it will strengthen and encourage us as we prepare to receive the Bridegroom and as we trudge the rocky roads on our Lenten journey.  So please keep an eye out for those!

So if you’re interested in joining please leave YOUR BAPTISMAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section of this post. If you’re not familiar with this group, click here for all the details…

I will have the groups and everyone’s assigned readings up by Monday morning!  But don’t worry, if you stumble upon this post after the fast has begun, you can still sign up.  It’s never too late to join in!

You can purchase a pocket Psalter or full-sized one here.

Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2012}

Psalter Group

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! [Read more...]

psalter group sign-ups {nativity 2012}

Psalter Group

The Nativity fast is right around the corner and you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!

This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day fasts.  It is a quiet time that I can look forward to each day.  And by quiet, I don’t mean the things around me are quiet, those things rarely are, but rather the hush that comes over my soul whenever I open my Psalter and read.

So if you’re interested in joining please leave YOUR BAPTISMAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section of this post. If you’re not familiar with this group, click here for all the details…

I will have the groups and assigned readings up by Friday morning!  But don’t worry, if you stumble upon this post after the fast has begun, you can still sign up.  It’s never too late to join in!

Psalter Group Reading Assignments {Lent 2012}

Listed below are the assigned readings for the Psalter Prayer group for Great Lent 2o12.   I know this post is a bit lengthy but here is a lot of important information here, so please read through the entire post.  Thank you so much for  your patience. 

Names are numbered in order of where you begin, i.e. which Kathisma.  If you’re following along in your Bible, the Psalms included in each kathisma are written directly next to each number.

EXAMPLE:

Day 1–1-8 (Kathisma 1).  Today, February 27, number 1′s in each group will read Psalms 1-8, which is Kathisma 1 in The Psalter.

Please note:  If you’re joining in later, you’ll need to count the number of days from today and then count where you would be if you had started today.  For instance, if you’re five days late, and were to begin on kathisma 10, you would begin on kathisma 15.  If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.  :)


The most beautiful thing about this group is that between all of us, the entire Psalter gets read 2 1/2 time every single day and we read it twice individually throughout Great Lent.   What a blessing!

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 day’s reading, 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 (read the names of all the people in your group).


GROUP ONE

  1. Olena
  2. Anastasia
  3. Melanie
  4. Xenia (Diane)
  5. Strategoula
  6. Laura
  7. Katherine H.
  8. Sophia (Jessica)
  9. Elias
  10. Anam
  11. Natalia
  12. Olga (Kelly)
  13. Milka
  14. Katherine S.
  15. Sevasti
  16. Juliana
  17. Amalia
  18. Maria
  19. Cara
  20. Janelle

GROUP TWO

  1. Oana
  2. Sarah
  3. Maria (romanianndn)
  4. Elizabeth (Audora)
  5. Brandon
  6. Maria M.
  7. Kalliope
  8. Kyranna
  9. Paraskevi
  10. Anna
  11. Katherine (Janice)
  12. Nicole
  13. Violeta
  14. Mary (Rebecca)
  15. Themelina
  16. Sevasti (me)
  17. Irina
  18. Joanna
  19. Silvia
  20. Olga

GROUP THREE

  1. Rebecca
  2. Asemeni
  3. Chrysovalantou 
  4. Andonia 
  5. Madalina 
  6. Ashley
  7. Cristina
  8. Christina 
  9. Grace

**Group Three NOTE: Please check back periodically to see if new names are added to your group! 

Readings

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

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.

*PLEASE 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.


Psalter Group {sign-ups}

Great Lent is right around the corner and you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day fasts.  It is a quiet time that I can look forward to each day.  And by quiet, I don’t mean the things around me are quiet, those things rarely are, but rather the hush that comes over my soul whenever I open my Psalter and read.

 

So if you’re interested in joining please leave YOUR BAPTISMAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section of this post. If you’re not familiar with this group, click here for all the details…

 

I will have the groups and assigned readings up by Sunday night/Monday morning!  But don’t worry, if you stumble upon this post after Lent has begun, you can still sign up.  It’s never too late to join in!