...I think those silly Russians may have been onto something after all. I've always struggled with praying Sunday Matins before the Divine Service (first Divine Service here is at 7:45 a.m.). Many Sundays I succeeded in getting through the words, but hardly with the spirit of thoughtfulness and devotion they require. Today I prayed Saturday's Evening Prayer at Church and went right into Sunday's Morning Prayer and prayed the whole thing (including the Paschal Blessing at the end) and when it was done, I realized: that really works. I have all the time in the world to finish the Psalms, no distractions in preparing for the next liturgy. I think I may turn Slavic on Saturday afternoons/evenings and make it a habit for the future. Anyone want to join me for an Evening Prayer/Morning Prayer? Be at St. Paul's at 4 on Saturdays!
P.S. A pity that the Starke Te Deum isn't offered in place of "You are God." I suppose it could be substituted.