Saint George’s

Episcopal Church

301 East Thirteenth Street, Antioch, CA 94509

(925)757-4934

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The Daily Office:  The Daily Office, in The Book of Common Prayer, is the church’s regular cycle of daily prayers recited four times a day:  Morning, Noon, Evening, and Compline.  The office contains an order of collects, psalms, hymns, common prayers, and readings of scripture.  In order to pray the Daily Office you need a Book of Common Prayer  the online Book of Common Prayer, or access to online pod casts.  Once you learn how to use the lectionary in the back of the prayer book you can pray the daily office.  (Note that you do not have to read all three readings; to shorten the office you can choose the Gospel reading for the day).

Morning Prayer is said every Wednesday  at  11:00 AM

Evening  Prayer is said Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:30 P.M.


Online Podcast of Daily Office:

http://www.episcopalchurchingarrettcounty.org/churchonthewebpage.htm     

Steps:  1) First, download iTunes onto your computer. 2) Then download the podcast. 3)  Or, download iTunes and then use the search option by typing in “Morning Prayer from the Episcopal Church.”  4)  Then load onto iPod.

The New Zealand prayer book by David Guthrie, an Anglican priest.  This can be listened to on the Internet from his site or downloaded onto an iPod.  That website is: http://david.guthrie.net.nz/podstream.xml  

Praying Online:  Sacred Space: http://sacredspace.ie/   The Irish Jesuit website can be accesses on the Internet.  It is an interactive site offering prayer and meditations. Podcast:  http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/  

The Daily Office  website at  http://dailyoffice.org/ . Choose the day for Noon or Compline prayers and readings.

The Daily Office West  Your Online Chapel of Ease™

Prayer and Meditation

Centering Prayer Group

This is a time of faith sharing, contemplation, and quiet prayer.

The Centering Prayer Group is sponsored by Contemplative Outreach.


Centering Prayer/Western Meditation:  Centering prayer is a silent method of prayer or meditation.  The form of prayer centers us in the presence of God and opens our hearts to listen and receive God’s spirit.  Guidelines for Centering Prayer:

  1.  Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within;
  2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within;
  3. When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word;
  4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes and then say the Lord’s Prayer.


If you are interested in learning Centering Prayer our Centering Prayer group meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Graham Room or contact Mother Amber, 925-628-5494.

The Rosary:  If you like to use your hands, praying with prayer beads may be a form of prayer for you.  There are a variety of prayers and meditations that can be used with a rosary and always include the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Hail Mary.  And, you can offer prayers of intercession, petition, and thanksgiving while praying the rosary.  There are two kinds of rosaries, Catholic and Anglican.  The Catholic rosary has 59 beads with five decades.  The Anglican rosary has 33 beads representing the years of Christ’s life on earth.


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