NOTES: We do not read the Apocrypha to establish any doctrine of the Church - See Article VI BCP page 604Lay readers and lectors are asked to introduce lessons in the manner prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer, found on pages 9 and 10 (Morning Prayer), pages 25 and 26 (Evening Prayer), and page 70 (Holy Communion).
These are summarized below.
IMPORTANT - LESSONS TAKEN FROM THE APOCRYPHA ARE INTRODUCED THUS: Here beginneth the (n) chapter of the (n) verse of the apocryphal book of the Wisdom of Soloman(etc)
AS A FURTHER NOTE TO READERS: THIS CHURCH DOES NOT USE THE APOCRYPHA TO ESTABLISH DOCTRINE, BUT ONLY FOR INSTRUCTION.
AT THE END
OF ALL O/T or APOCRYPHA
PSALM FOR THE DAY
At 10:30: The portion of the Psalter to be sung today is Psalm ________ found in the St. Thomas Psalter on page _______. Psalm __________ on page _____ of the Psalter.
Every psalm is ended with the gloria patri. which is said responsively at services without music AND SUNG WHEN THERE IS MUSIC.
TESTAMENT LESSON (at morning or evening prayer)
Please end the second lesson thus: "here endeth the second lesson"
EPISTLE AT THE HOLY COMMUNION