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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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