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Revised:  14 September AD 2018
Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Divine Office

 

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    Fundamental to the life of religious is prayer -- the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, certainly -- but on an even more regular basis, the Hours of the Divine Office.  Long before the birth of Christ, the Jewish people often prayed the melodic poetry of the Psalms.  The same practice was adopted by the first solitaries, who would pray the Psalms from memory as they pursued their work.  With the advent of monasticism, specific Psalms were allotted to the various times of the day, each day of the week, so that the brethren could pray in unison.  Eventually these Psalms, together with various hymns, prayers, and scripture readings were gathered together in the "Breviary," a compendium of prayers to be prayed by all priests and most religious.

    The following is offered for those just learning to pray the Divine Office according to the traditional Roman Breviary.        How to say the Office: [LINK] [LINK]

    Those not having a printed Breviary may wish to make use of their Bible in conjunction with this Psalter of the Roman Breviary.

    The Psalter as described in the Rule of St Benedict.

    Sunday Compline

    The Readings of the Hour of Matins make an excellent Scripture program.

 

Occurring Scriptures for the Weeks of the Liturgical Year at the Hour of Matins
(in progress)
Septuagesima Week Sexagesima Week Quinquagesima Week
First Week of Lent Second Week of Lent Third Week of Lent Fourth Week of Lent
First Week of Passiontide Second Week of Passiontide (Holy Week)
Easter and Its Octave Week of the First Sunday after Easter Week of the Second Sunday after Easter Week of the Third Sunday after Easter
Week of the Fourth Sunday after Easter Week of the Fifth Sunday after Easter Week following Ascension Thursday Pentecost Week
Week of Trinity Sunday Week of the Second Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Third Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Week of the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Week of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost  
From August through November (inclusive, but apart from Advent), the occurring Scripture is taken from the current day of the current week of the month.
On Sunday, the seventh. eighth, and ninth lessons are the homily on the Gospel for the current Sunday after Pentecost
(Possibly from the Seventh Sunday through the Last Sunday after Pentecost)
    Sundays after Pentecost
August through November
   
First Week of August Second Week of August Third Week of August Fourth Week of August Fifth Week of August
First Week of September Second Week of September Third Week of September Fourth Week of September Fifth Week of September
First Week of October Second Week of October Third Week of October Fourth Week of October Fifth Week of October
First Week of November Second Week of November Third Week of November Fourth Week of November Fifth Week of November
         
         
Gospel Readings Explained by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church in the Breviary
(in progress)

    Our liturgical calendar contains feasts not found in some of the more modern breviaries.  Lessons for these feasts may be found in the following list (a work in progress -- please be patient!):
 

    An online, flexile vintage, Breviary is being developed at Divinum Officium.

    Antiphonale 1912 .pdf

   

Psalm xvii

 


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