Psalm Schedule

New Melleray Abbey follows a 2 week Psalm structure in the Divine Office. In other words all 150 psalms are sung or recited during a 2 week period. (OCSO Statute 17.1. A) On Solemnities or Feasts might be certain psalms assigned because of a closer thematic moment for that particular Solemnity or Feast. (Rule of Benedict Chapter 19) 

It is not possible to provide the entire Cistercian Office here, but we would like to make available a list of the psalms for the various hours of the Divine Office. The numbering used here is found in the Greek Septuagint, the Latin Vulgate, and the English Grail Psalter. 

Odd and Even Weeks

Over a two-week period, we sing all 150 of the Psalms during the Divine Office. To do this, we split them up singing some of the them the first week and the rest of them the second week. Thus, you will see that we refer to which week we are in as "odd" or "even."

To determine which week of the two-week cycle we are singing, use this tip. If the previous Sunday is an odd number (1st week in Lent, 3rd week in Easter, 21st week in common time), then we will be singing the odd-week cycle. If the previous Sunday is an even number, then we will be singing the even-week cycle. 

Psalm Schedule Odd Weeks
  Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Vigils (3:30 am)

94
17
24
26
27 
133
13
34
53
14
105A
105B 
133
43
43
61
76
138A
138B 
133
77A
77B
11
41 + 42
83 
133
57
58
59
136
143
144 
133
3
7
15
88A
88B
 
133
1
71
79
84
86
102 

Lauds (6:30 am)

50
117
66 
49
5
110 
72
42
111 
101
63
114 
100
87
113A 
6
75
113B 
37
142
112 

Terce (9:15 am)

118, I-IV 

119, 120, 121 

Sext (11:45 am)

118, V-VII  122
123
124 
128
129
130 
122
123
124 
128
129
130 
122
123
124 
128
129
130 

None (1:45 pm)

118, VII-XI  125
126
127 
131
132 
125
126
127 
131
132 
125
126
127 
131
132 

Vespers (5:30 pm)

109
2
46 
18
47
95 
67
96 
45
135
97 
9
98 
21
92 
44
137
23 

Compline (7:30 pm)

4 and 90 

Psalm Schedule Even Weeks
  Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Vigils (3:30 am)

94
28
29
30
33
65

133
36A
36B
51
10
104A
104B 
133
55
69
70
74
81
93 
133
106A
106B
60
73
80 
133
25
48
78
82
141
143 
133
12
16
54
108
139 
133
8
18
44
45
47
71 

Lauds (6:30 am)

50
117
150 
102
35
115-116 
38
56
145 
85
64
146 
31
89
147 
62
91
148 
39
142
149 

Terce (9:15 am)

118, XII-XV 

119, 120, 121 

Sext (11:45 am)

118, XVI-XVIII  122
123
124 
128
129
130 
122
123
124 
128
129
130 
122
123
124 
128
129
130 

None (1:45 pm)

118, XIX-XXII  125
126
127 
131
132 
125
126
127 
131
132 
125
126
127 
131
132 

Vespers (5:30 pm)

109
2
46 
19
20
95 
103
96 
134
140
97 
32
40
98 
68A
68B
99 
23
84
22 

Compline (7:30 pm)

4 and 90