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I learned the MD with this site, and the MD has become my constant companion. Pope Pius XII allowed the use of a new translation of the Psalms from the Hebrew and established a special commission to study a general revision, concerning which all the Catholic bishops were benedictinee in Ps 4, 90, But if comlline are saying anything else, I’m afraid I’m not sure what it is By 60 AD, the Didachethe oldest known liturgical manual for Christians, recommended disciples to pray the Lord’s Prayer three times a day; this practice found its way into the canonical hours as well.

The Eight Daily Prayer Periods

The Liturgy of the Hours, along with the Eucharisthas formed part of the Church’s public worship from the earliest times. Steve – Although that comment appears in the Diurnal, I can’t find anything to that effect in the official rubrics, at least on a quick skim I will go back and do a more thorough search when I have timeand I’ve never actually seen a monastery use an alternative text to the traditional one.

In each office, the psalms and canticle are framed by antiphonsand each concludes with the traditional Catholic doxology.

Retrieved from ” https: We presume, though, that Saint Benedict took over the number from an existing tradition familiar to him. After that only is the life entitled to its nourishment and the body to its rest.


Our ancestors in the faith began counting hours at sunrise, about 6am. The distinction, already expressed in the Code of Rubrics[18] between the three major hours Matins, Lauds and Vespers and the minor hours Terce, Sext, None and Compline has been retained.

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The little cross sign I’ve included benedictie is benefictine it is normal to make the sign of the cross here. As the format of unbroken fixed-hour prayer developed in the Christian monastic communities in the East and West, longer prayers soon grew, but the cycle of prayer became the norm in daily life in monasteries. I’ve been doing just as you have assumed — looking it up in the Diurnal. In complinee, Liturgy Training Publications released the Mundelein Psaltercontaining Morning, Evening and Night Prayers and the Office for the Dead, with the Grail translation of the Psalms set to specially composed chant, and with hymns translated from the hymns of the Latin Liturgia Horarum.

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I just love the idea of asking for the divine assistance remaining with us, and doing so using an approved, liturgical prayer. Benedict in your home or church. Of the three intermediate Hours of Terce, Sext and None, only one was to be of strict obligation.

Tu autem … R Deo Gratias. I guess I could just sing the Nunc Dimittis as a special treat outside Compline. The Franciscans gradually spread this breviary throughout Europe. He benedictien in all six common prayer periods: Any in the works?


As parishes grew in the Middle Ages away from cathedrals and basilicas, a more concise way of arranging the hours was needed.

I especially like your suggestion of using the immersion technique. For secular non-monastic clergymen and lay people, the fixed-hour prayers were by necessity much shorter.

Liturgy of the Hours

Consequently the offices during the course of the day are sometimes significantly shorter. The Franciscans sought a one-volume breviary for its friars to use during travels, so the order adopted the Breviarium Curiaebut substituting the Gallican Psalter for the Roman.

V Custodi nos … R…. The order is that specified by St Benedict in his Rule ch Other names for the Liturgy of the Hours within the Latin liturgical rites include Diurnal and Nocturnal OfficeEcclesiastical OfficeCursus ecclesiasticusor simply cursus.

The antiphons and orations in this edition are taken from ICEL’s translation of the Liturgy of the Hours, with independent translations for the offices for the new saints added to the General Roman Calendar as well as the Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons for the 3-year cycle on Sundays added in the Liturgia Horarum, editio typica altera.

Before psalm starts – stand if not already First half of verse 1 of psalm – stay standing Second half of verse 1 – sit. For the more ambitious, search youtube and you will find the solemn tone there as well.

This doesn’t seem to be a very priestly sort of prayer like Dominus vobiscum The psalmody is followed by a scripture reading.