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The Daily Office

My iPhone and iPad application for the Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer) is available, free of charge, via this link.

This application provides the text of a short form of Morning and Evening Prayer, in traditional language. Although the structure and language of this application reflect an Anglican (Episcopalian) heritage, it is intended that it could be used by Christians from a wide range of backgrounds.

The application should provide few problems, as it is designed to be used without requiring any intervention from the user. However, if any issues are brought to my attention I will either update the application or note them here.

On devices with small screens (iPhones and iPods) it is recommended that the device is used in landscape format.

My hope is that you will find this version of the Daily Office, for all its shortcomings, useful and helpful. To send suggestions for improvements or to get in contact with the author, e-mails can be sent to .

The Psalter is read through, in order, twice each year in Morning and similarly in Evening Prayer. The prayers and sentences vary for each day of the week. The Collects are largely based on those used by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, which it generously places in the public domain. Major Christian festivals have their own Collects, which otherwise change on a weekly basis. No attempt has been made for such variations as the 'O' antiphons.

Traditional language ('thee' and 'thou') has been used, partly from personal preference, and also to avoid some problems relating to copyright. For the same reason Bible readings, other than the Psalms, are not included. The structure of each Office is: -

Opening sentences
Psalm (or part of a Psalm)
Lord's Prayer
Concluding sentences

The text has been set out using the common convention that parts usually said by the congregation are bold tyeface, parts usually said by the minister are in normal typeface. This has been done mainly to make the text easier to follow; it is not expected that this application will be used congregationally.

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