Praying the Psalms for Lent

Matushka Natalia would like to invite everyone to please join us for another wonderful season of prayer during the upcoming fast. During the Lenten season, we will be praying one Kathisma per day. 

From now on, the sign-up for prayers will be coordinated through a new website. Sign up and find more information at 
Note to mobile users:  you may not see the form or other instructions and options on the mobile site. From a desktop computer, the form to sign up is visible, as are other pages on 'How to pray the Psalter', etc.

Before the fast begins, your starting Kathisma and a prayer list will be posted.  See the directions in the 'Resources' section on the right-hand sidebar for more details on how to pray the Psalter.

Canon of St. John of the Ladder

As we seek to build our new temple, it is meet and right to seek the blessing of our father, Saint John of the Ladder, for whom our temple is named. Let us ask his blessing and his intercession for the Lord’s blessing on our work. As scripture tells us, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it;…” (Psalm 127).

We ask you to join together in prayer and supplication by praying the Canon of St. John of the Ladder. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) So that with one voice we may ask the Lord’s blessing on the building of our parish for His honor and glory and for the working out of our salvation and as a true witness of Him in our community.

The canon may be prayed privately or in a group. It may be read as one whole piece or may be broken down into bite size pieces of one canticle per day plus The Prayer for Parish Renewal, which is found towards the end of the canon.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please feel free to let us know.