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Sacrosanctum Concilium 97

Roman sensibility rears its head: Appropriate instances are to be defined by the rubrics in which a liturgical service may be substituted for the divine office. In particular cases, and for a just reason, ordinaries can dispense their subjects wholly … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 96

Clergy and the Office, with a listed preference for communal prayer: Clerics not bound to office in choir, if they are in major orders, are bound to pray the entire office every day, either in common or individually, as laid … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 95

Here’s what the council said about religious communities praying the Hours: Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass. In particular: a) Orders of canons, of monks … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 94

That the day may be truly sanctified, and that the hours themselves may be recited with spiritual advantage, it is best that each of them be prayed at a time which most closely corresponds with its true canonical time. I … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 93

Regarding music in the Office, the bishops said this: To whatever extent may seem desirable, the hymns are to be restored to their original form, and whatever smacks of mythology or ill accords with Christian piety is to be removed or … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 92

This is about as specific as the council bishops get: As regards the readings, the following shall be observed: a) Readings from sacred scripture shall be arranged so that the riches of God’s word may be easily accessible in more … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 91

The council bishops lay the groundwork for the current four-week cycle of psalmody: So that it may really be possible in practice to observe the course of the hours proposed in Art. 89, the psalms are no longer to be … Continue reading

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