The psalms in a week

Here’s the psalm schema defined by St Pius X’s reformers in 1911 and used in the Divine Office until the asteroid hit in 1970.  It ain’t traditional by any means, but it does take you through the entire Psalter in a week without editing out the naughty bits and with only one repetition (see Sunday Lauds II and Sunday Prime).  Lauds II is used during Advent and Lent, the penitential seasons (it opens with Psalm 50); Lauds I is used the rest of the year.

Note that the psalm numbers here are the Septuagint/Vulgate/Catholic numbers.  If you use a Psalter with numbering like 51[50], our number is in brackets.  The “twenty-third” Psalm, The Lord is my shepherd, is number 23 in the Masoretic/Protestant numbering scheme and 22 in our scheme.  I use this little pocket edition that’s easy to carry around in a shirt pocket or in my briefcase, and there’s a well-worn printout of this table tucked into it:

|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
| Hour     |   Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri |  Sat |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |     1 |  13 | 34a | 44a |  61 | 77a | 104a |
|          |     2 |  14 | 34b | 44b | 65a | 77b | 104b |
|          |     3 |  16 | 34c |  45 | 65b | 77c | 104c |
|          |     8 | 17a | 36a |  47 | 67a | 77d | 105a |
| Matins   |    9a | 17b | 36b | 48a | 67b | 77e | 105b |
|          |    9b | 17c | 36c | 48b | 67c | 77f | 105c |
|          |    9c |  19 | 37a | 49a | 68a |  78 | 106a |
|          |    9d |  20 | 37b | 49b | 68b |  80 | 106b |
|          |    10 |  29 |  38 |  50 | 68c |  82 | 106c |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |    92 |  46 |  95 |  96 |  97 |  98 |  149 |
|          |    99 |   5 |  42 |  64 |  89 | 142 |   91 |
| Lauds    |    62 |  28 |  66 | 100 |  35 |  84 |   63 |
|          |   148 | 116 | 134 | 145 | 146 | 147 |  150 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |    50 |  50 |  50 |  50 |  50 |  50 |   50 |
|          |   117 |   5 |  42 |  64 |  89 | 142 |   91 |
| Lauds II |    62 |  28 |  66 | 100 |  35 |  84 |   63 |
|          |   148 | 116 | 134 | 145 | 146 | 147 |  150 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |   117 |  23 |  24 |  25 |  22 |  21 |   93 |
| Prime    | 118ab |  18 |  24 |  51 |  71 |  21 |   93 |
|          | 118cd |  18 |  24 |  52 |  71 |  21 |  107 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          | 118ef |  26 |  39 |  53 |  72 |  79 |  101 |
| Terce    | 118gh |  26 |  39 |  54 |  72 |  79 |  101 |
|          | 118ij |  27 |  39 |  54 |  72 |  81 |  101 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          | 118kl |  30 |  40 |  55 |  73 |  83 |  103 |
| Sext     | 118mn |  30 |  41 |  56 |  73 |  83 |  103 |
|          | 118op |  30 |  41 |  57 |  73 |  86 |  103 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          | 118qr |  31 |  43 |  58 |  74 |  88 |  108 |
| None     | 118st |  32 |  43 |  58 |  75 |  88 |  108 |
|          | 118uv |  32 |  43 |  59 |  75 |  88 |  108 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |   109 | 114 | 122 | 127 | 132 | 138 |  143 |
|          |   110 | 115 | 123 | 128 | 135 | 138 |  143 |
| Vespers  |   111 | 119 | 124 | 129 | 135 | 139 |  144 |
|          |   112 | 120 | 125 | 130 | 136 | 140 |  144 |
|          |   113 | 121 | 126 | 131 | 137 | 141 |  144 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
|          |     4 |   6 |  11 |  33 |  69 |  76 |   87 |
| Compline |    90 |   7 |  12 |  33 |  70 |  76 |  102 |
|          |   133 |   7 |  15 |  60 |  70 |  85 |  102 |
|----------+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+------|
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