Bind yourselves to your brethren. Those bound together in love bear everything with ease.... If now you want to make the bond double, your brother must also be bound together with you. He wants us to be bound together with one another, not only to be at peace, not only to be friends, but to be all one, a single soul. Beautiful is this bond. With this bond we bind ourselves together both to one another and to God. This is not a chain that bruises. It does not cramp the hands. It leaves them free, gives them ample room and greater courage.

-- St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Ephesians 9.4.1-3

How to Pray the Psalter

Begin with the Trisagion prayers: 

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Glory to You, Christ our God, our hope, Glory to You! 

Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, Treasury of Goodness and Giver of life: come and abide in us. Cleanse us from every sin and save our souls, O Gracious Lord. 

Holy God. Holy Mighty. Holy Immortal Have mercy on us. (3) 

Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. 

All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for the glory of Your name. Lord, have mercy. (3) 

Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. 

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. 

Then read your Kathisma, and finish by saying a 'Lord, have mercy" for each of the Psalter Group members individually by name.

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