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LENTEN DAILY VESPERS Lenten Daily Vespers is served on the weekdays of Great Lent, unless the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated. For Monday through Thursday evenings, the general Daily Vespers form is altered by the inclusion of special lenten apolytikia, prostrations, special lenten prayers (including the prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian), and an additional Psalter reading. The final Ektenia is omitted. On Friday nights, the lenten apolytikia are not included and the final Ektenia is retained.