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Prayer Resources

I posted this on the parish’s liturgy facebook page yesterday. We provide resources for prayer, but as with many church things, you have to know where to look. At the very top, we have a few missalettes for people who … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 100

Few people know this was one of the reforms of Vatican II: Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 99

More on the Liturgy of the Hours. Diocesan clergy have a responsibility, and are advised to celebrate the Office communally: Since the divine office is the voice of the Church, that is of the whole mystical body publicly praising God, … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 98

Abbreviations permitted: Members of any institute dedicated to acquiring perfection who, according to their constitutions, are to recite any parts of the divine office are thereby performing the public prayer of the Church. They too perform the public prayer of … Continue reading

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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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Sacrosanctum Concilium 90

Continuing on the Liturgy of the Hours, the council favors an integrative approach. The Office is not just an exercise in piety, but ideally the praying of it should be tied closely with the intellectual development of the believer. The … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 89

Now we get into the Council’s revision of the Liturgy of the Hours. It was another decade before the promulgation of the General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours, so draw your own conclusions from the slightly longer timetable … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 88

Praying the right hours at the right time of day–this is a virtue, and should be enforced in the reform: Because the purpose of the office is to sanctify the day, the traditional sequence of the hours is to be … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 87

Like the other sacraments and sacramentals, the Divine Office is to be reformed, according to the council bishops: In order that the divine office may be better and more perfectly prayed in existing circumstances, whether by priests or by other … Continue reading

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