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Kathismas

The Kathismas are the divisions of the Psalter into Psalms that are chanted through out the days, during Lent more Psalms are chanted, and during Bright Week, no psalms are chanted.  The numbering follows the Septuagint.

Kathisma I
Stasis 1-1,2,3
Stasis 2-4,5,6
Stasis 3-7,8
Kathisma II
Stasis 1-9,10
Stasis 2-11,12,13
Stasis 3-14,15,16
Kathisma III
Stasis 1-17
Stasis 2-18,19,20
Stasis 3-21,22,23
Kathisma IV
Stasis 1-24,25,26
Stasis 2-27,28,29
Stasis 3-30,31
Kathisma V
Stasis 1-32,33
Stasis 2-34,35
Stasis 3-36
Kathisma VI
Stasis 1-37,38,39
Stasis 2-40,41,42
Stasis 3-43,44,45
Kathisma VII
Stasis 1-46,47,48
Stasis 2-49,50
Stasis 3-51,52,53,54
Kathisma VIII
Stasis 1-55,56,57
Stasis 2-58,59,60
Stasis 3-61,62,63
Kathisma IX
Stasis 1-64,65,66
Stasis 2-67
Stasis 3-68,69
Kathisma X
Stasis 1-70,71
Stasis 2-72,73
Stasis3-74,75,76
Kathisma XI
Stasis 1-77
Stasis 2-78,79,80
Stasis 3-81,82,83,84
Kathisma XII
Stasis 1-85,86,87
Stasis 2-88
Stasis 3-89,90
Kathisma XIII
Stasis 1-91,92,93
Stasis 2-94,95,96
Stasis 3-97,98,99,100
Kathisma XIV
Stasis 1-101,102
Stasis 2-103
Stasis 3-104
Kathisma XV
Stasis 1-105
Stasis 2-106
Stasis 3-107,108
Kathisma XVI
Stasis 1-109,110,111
Stasis 2-112,113,114
Stasis 3-115,116,117
Kathisma XVII
Stasis 1-118: 1-72
Stasis 2-118: 72-121
Stasis 3-118: 121-176
Kathisma XVIII
Stasis 1-119,120,121,122,123
Stasis 2-124,125,126,127,128
Stasis 3-129,130,131,132,133
Kathisma XIX
Stasis 1-134,135,136
Stasis 2-137,138,139
Stasis 3-140,141,142
Kathisma XX
Stasis 1-143,144,145
Stasis 2-146,147
Stasis 3-148,149,150
  Matins Vespers
Sunday 2,3,17 --------
Monday 4,5, 6
Tuesday 7,8 9
Wednesday 10,11 12
Thursday 13,14 15
Friday 19,20 18
Saturday 16,17 1

Daily Readings from the Orthodox Psalter

 Excellent books on the Psalms are:

 

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Reflections on the Psalms

by C S Lewis

Bread in the Wilderness

by Thomas Merton

Praying the Psalms

by Walter Brueggemann

Grace for Grace: The Psalter and the Holy Fathers

by Johnna Manley

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: THE PSALMS SPEAK FOR US TODAY

by Bernhard W. Anderson

 

The Psalms are indeed the Church's Prayerbook.

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