Orientalium Ecclesiarum 15

OE 15 mentions not only Sundays and holy days, but the Liturgy of the Hours:

The faithful are bound to take part on Sundays and feast days in the Divine Liturgy or, according to the regulations or custom of their own rite, in the celebration of the Divine Office.(Cfr. Syn. Laodicen., an. 347/381, can. 29; S. Nicephorus CP., cap. 14; Syn. Duinen. Armenorum, an. 719, can. 31; S. Theodorus Studita, sermo 21; S. Nicolaus I, Litt. Ad consulta vestra, 13 nov. 866: In quorum Apostolorum; Nos cupitis; Quod interrogatis; Praeterea consulitis; Si die Dominico; et Synodi particulares.) That the faithful may be able more easily to fulfill their obligation, it is laid down that the period of time within which the precept should be observed extends from the Vespers of the vigil to the end of the Sunday or the feast day.(Novum quid, saltem ubi viget obligatio audiendi S. Liturgiam; ceterum cohaeret diei liturgicae apud Orientales.) The faithful are earnestly exhorted to receive Holy Communion on these days, and indeed more frequently-yes, even daily.(Cfr. Canones Apostolorum, 8 et 9; Syn. Antiochena, an. 341, can. 2; Timotheus Alexandrinus, interrogat. 3; Innocentius III, Const. Quia divinae, 4 ian. 1215; et plurimae Synodi particulares Ecclesiarum Orientalium recentiores.)

One of my commenters will be happy: the mention of the Sunday obligation being extended from Vespers I (Saturday night) — not midday Saturday. And in the tradition of Pope Pius X, frequent, even daily Communion, is “exhorted.”


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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