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The Anglican Breviary · 1d ago

Psalter for Sunday Nocturns

Sunday. At Matins. Before Matins are said silently : the Lord’s Prayer, the Angelical Salutation, and the Apostles’ Creed. Then is said aloud : + O Lord, open Thou my lips. R. And my mouth s...
The Anglican Breviary · 1d ago

St. John Mason Neale Breviary

Recently I have discovered that all of the volumes of the Breviary as edited (chiefly) by St. John Mason Neale are online. I have been studying and working on them ever since. The end result...
The Anglican Breviary · 1M ago

Catechism XXXII ~ Thoughts for Eastertide

by St. Gregory of Nyssa What other objection is alleged by our adversaries? This; that (to take the preferable view2014) it was altogether needless that that transcendent Being should submit...
The Anglican Breviary · 2M ago

Second Vespers for Advent I

Ant. 1 In that day. Psalm 110. Dixit Dominus HE Lord said unto my Lord : Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2. The Lord shall send the rod of thy power out ...
The Anglican Breviary · 3M ago

Ordo Lent II ~ 2017

II SUNDAY IN LENT March 12. At Matins: Inv & Hymn for Lent. Psalms & Antiphons as in the Psalter. Lessons from the Proper of the Season (C224-228). NO Te Deum. Nothing of St. Gregory. At Lau...
The Anglican Breviary · 3M ago

Matins by Fr. Pius Parsch

Matins It is night. The turmoil of day has died away and everything is still. The Church is at prayer. She remembers the night-time prayer of the Bridegroom; she thinks of the night vigils o...
The Anglican Breviary · 3M ago

Observing Lent with the Anglican Breviary

Ash Wednesday is already behind us and so is the first Sunday of Lent. Anciently Ash Wednesday began right before Matins with the observance of the Gradual Psalms. Sadly these are not given ...
The Anglican Breviary · 3M ago

Concerning the Canonical Hours

Introduction From: The Hours of the Divine Office in English and Latin, The Liturgical Press, 1963. p. 3-4, by Fr. Pius Parsch.  THE CHURCH lives in time and with time. This truth is brought...
The Anglican Breviary · 3M ago

Work Schedule

Due to an increased and irregular work schedule I have not had time to write and double check Ordo’s. I hope to be able to produce one for next week. I will switch to the Simple Kalendar as ...
The Anglican Breviary · 4M ago

Benedict’s Vision

In his Dialogues Pope St. Gregory the Great relates the story of St. Benedict seeing a remarkable vision. It follows upon his “forced” all-night meeting with his sister St. Scholastica. Bene...