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Psalms Chanted in the Services

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Psalms that are used in their entirety (or almost in their entirety) in the services.

Kathisma 1 (Pss 1-8)

Psalm 1, Blessed is the man
1st Kathisma at Saturday Vespers and at vigils
Psalm 2, Why have the heathen raged
First Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Psalm 3, O Lord, why are they multiplied that afflict me?
Matins, Six Psalms #1
Psalm 4, When I called upon Thee, O God of my righteousness
Great Compline, Lent
Psalm 5, Unto my words give ear, O Lord; hear my cry
First Hour
First Royal Hour, Holy Friday
First Royal Hour, Nativity and Theophany
Psalm 6, O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath
Great Compline, Lent

Kathisma 2 (Pss 9-16) (9-17 - Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 12, How long, O Lord, wilt Thou utterly forget me?
Great Compline, Lent
Psalm 16, Hearken, O Lord, unto my righteousness, attend unto my supplication
Third Hour

Kathisma 3 (Pss 17-23) (18 - 24 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 19, The Lord hear thee in the day of affliction
Matins, Royal Psalms
Psalm 20, O Lord, in Thy strength the king shall be glad
Matins, Royal Psalms
Psalm 21, O God, my God, attend to me; why hast Thou forsaken me?
First Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Psalm 22, The Lord is my shepherd
Preparation for Holy Communion
Consecration of a church
First Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 23, The earth is the Lord's
Preparation for Holy Communion

Kathisma 4 (Pss 24-31) (25- 32 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 24, Unto Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul
Great Compline, Lent
Third Hour
Psalm 25, Judge me, O Lord, for in mine innocence have I walked
Consecration of a church
Psalm 26, The Lord is my light and my saviour; whom then shall I fear?
First Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 28, Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God, bring unto the Lord the sons of rams
Third Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 29, I will exalt Thee, O Lord, for Thou hast upheld me
Mid-hour of Third Hour
Psalm 30, In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me not be put to shame
Great Compline, Lent
Psalm 31, Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven
Mid-hour of Third Hour
Holy Baptism

Kathisma 5 (Pss 32-36) (33 - 37 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 33, I will bless the Lord at all times
Typica
Divine Liturgy
Service for the Reception into Orthodoxy of non-Christians
Psalm 34, Judge, them, O Lord, that do me injustice
Third Royal Hour, Holy Friday

Kathisma 6 (Pss 37- 45) (38 - 46 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 37, O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath
Matins, Six Psalms #2
Psalm 41, As the hart panteth after the fountains of water
Third Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 44, My heart hath poured forth a good word
Matins (Polyeleos on Feasts of the Theotokos)
First Royal Hour, Nativity
Psalm 45, Our God is refuge and strength
Mid-hour of First Hour
First Royal Hour, Nativity

Kathisma 7 (Pss 46-54) (47 - 55 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 50, Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy
Great Compline, Lent
Small Compline
Midnight Office
Matins
Third Hour
Third Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Third Royal Hour, Nativity and Theophany
Divine Liturgy (priest's prayer)
Unction Services
Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos
Preparation for Holy Communion
Service for the Parting of the Soul from the Body
Psalm 53, O God, in Thy name save me, and in Thy strength do Thou judge me
Sixth Hour
Sixth Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Psalm 54, Give ear, O God, unto my prayer, and disdain not my supplication
Sixth Hour

Kathisma 8 (Pss 55-63) (56 - 64 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 55, Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me down all the day long
Mid-hour of Sixth Hour
Psalm 56, Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for my soul trusted in Thee
Mid-hour of Sixth Hour
Psalm 60, Hearken, O God, unto my supplication; attend unto my prayer
Mid-hour of Third Hour
Psalm 62, O God, my God, unto Thee I rise early at dawn
Matins, Six Psalms #3

Kathisma 9 (Pss 64-69) (65 - 70 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 66, God be gracious unto us and bless us
Service for the Reception of Converts
Third Royal Hour, Nativity
Psalm 68, Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul
Ninth Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Psalm 69, O God, be attentive unto helping me; O Lord, make haste to help me
Great Compline, Lent
Small Compline
Mid-hour of Sixth Hour
Ninth Royal Hour, Holy Friday

Kathisma 10 (Pss 70-76) (71 - 77 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 71, O God, give judgment to the king
Sixth Royal Hour, Nativity
Psalm 73, O God, why hast Thou cast us off to the end?
Sixth Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 76, With my voice unto the Lord have I cried
Sixth Royal Hour, Theophany

Kathisma 11 (Pss 77-84) (78 - 85 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 83, How beloved are Thy dwellings, O Lord of hosts
Ninth Hour
Consecration of a Church
Psalm 84, Thou hast been gracious, O Lord, unto Thy land
Ninth Hour

Kathisma 12 (Pss 85-90) (86 - 91 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 85, Bow down Thine ear,O Lord, and hearken unto me
Ninth Hour
Ninth Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Ninth Royal Hour, Nativity and Theophany
Psalm 86, His foundations are in the holy mountains
Third Royal Hour, Nativity
Consecration of a Church
Psalm 87, O Lord God of my salvation, by day have I cried and by night before Thee
Matins, Six Psalms #4
Psalm 89, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge in generation and generation
First Hour
Psalm 90, He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High
Great Compline, Lent
Sixth Hour
Burial Service
Parastas
Sixth Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Sixth Royal Hour, Nativity and Theophany

Kathisma 13 (Pss 91-100) (92 - 101 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 91, It is good to give praise unto the Lord
Mid-hour of First Hour
Service of Burial of a Priest
Psalm 92, The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty
Mid-hour of First Hour
Ninth Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 100, Of mercy and judgment will I sing unto Thee, O Lord
First Hour

Kathisma 14 (Pss 101-104) (102 - 105 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 101, O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto Thee
Great Compline, Lent
Psalm 102, Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name
Matins, Six Psalms #5
Typica
Psalm 103, Bless the Lord, O my soul
Vespers (Sunset Psalm)

Kathisma 15 (Pss 105-108) (106 - 109 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 108, O God, my praise do not pass over in silence
Third Royal Hour, Holy Friday

Kathisma 16 (Pss 109-117) (110 - 118 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 109, The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit Thou at My right hand
Ninth Royal Hour, Nativity
Psalm 110, I will confess Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart
Ninth Royal Hour, Nativity
Psalm 112, Praise the Lord, O ye servants
Mid-hour of Ninth Hour
Psalm 113, When Israel went out of Egypt
Ninth Royal Hour, Theophany
Psalm 115, I believed, wherefore I spake
Preparation for Holy Communion
Psalm 116, O praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise Him, all ye peoples
Vespers (Lord, I have cried)
Psalm 117, O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good
Service of Thanksgiving

Kathisma  17 (Ps 118) (119 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 118, Blessed are the blameless in the way
Midnight Office (weekdays)
Matins (in place of Polyeleos when appointed)
Burial Service

Kathisma 18 (Pss 119-133) (120 - 134 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 120, I have lifted up mine eyes to the mountains, from whence cometh my help
Midnight Office (weekdays, Saturday)
Psalm 121, I was glad because of them that said unto me
Service of the Refectory
Psalm 126, Except the Lord build the house, in vain do they labor that build it
Consecration of a Church
Psalm 127, Blessed are all they that fear the Lord
Wedding Service
Psalm 129, Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord
Vespers (Lord, I have cried)
Psalm 131, Remember, O Lord, David and his meekness
Sixth Royal Hour, Nativity
Consecration of a Church
Psalm 133, Behold now, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord
Midnight Office (weekdays, Saturday)

Kathisma 19 (Pss 134-142) (135 - 143 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 134, Praise ye the name of the Lord
Matins (Polyeleos)
Psalm 135, O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good
Matins (Polyeleos)
Psalm 136, By the waters of Babylon
Matins (Polyeleos, Sundays before Lent)
Psalm 137, I will confess Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart
Mid-hour of Ninth Hour
Psalm 139, Rescue me, O Lord, from the evil man
Mid-hour of Ninth Hour
Sixth Royal Hour, Holy Friday
Psalm 140, Lord, I have cried unto Thee; hearken unto me
Vespers (Lord, I have cried)
Psalm 141, With my voice unto the Lord have I cried
Vespers (Lord, I have cried)

Kathisma 20 (Pss 143-150) (144 - 150 Hebrew Numbering)

Psalm 142, O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear unto my supplication in Thy truth
Great Compline, Lent
Small Compline
Matins, Six Psalms #6
Unction Service
Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos
Lesser Blessing of Waters
Consecration of a Church
Psalm 144, I will exalt Thee, O my god, my king
Consecration of a church
Service of the Refectory
Psalm 145, Praise the Lord, O my soul
Typica
Divine Liturgy, Second Sunday antiphon
Psalm 148, Praise the Lord from the heavens
Matins, Praises
Psalm 149, Sing unto the Lord a new song; His praise is in the church of the saints
Matins, Praises
Psalm 150, Praise ye God in His saints, praise Him in the firmament of His power
Matins, Praises
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