Today we begin a new experimental way of sharing our daily office with people whilst Iona is closed to visitors. From Monday to Saturday each week this service of Morning Prayer is said on Iona. Each day follows the same form but with different songs, psalm, reading, and prayer of the day. Over the course of every month we also pray for all the countries of the world, the concerns of the Community and all of its staff and Members; and, over the course of every 3 months we pray by name for all Associate members of the Community.
Gathering restrictions and broadband limitations mean that we cannot livestream services from Iona, so a group of Members and Associates and their families have been working together to produce an interactive form of the morning service. There will be a different version each day with the appropriate psalms and prayers for the day and with different voices leading and responding. Different households, isolating together, have done the responses, or the prayers, or the psalms and then these have all been collated.