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Archive for category Liturgy of the Hours

RGP for Psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours?

I’m hopeful that a good spirit of collegiality, and appropriate decentralization in liturgical matters, will serve the Catholic Church well in coming years.

Justice and Peace Have Kissed

I am no biblical scholar—but I am sincerely delighted when I hear Scripture in a new way.

Mauds and Mespers

The General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours allows joining Mass with Lauds or Vespers – do you do so?

Ecumenical Study: Daily Office of French Anglicans and Catholic

It was noted that even in an increasingly secularized Europe, cathedral style celebration of Evening Prayer are alive and flourishing in English cathedrals and major parish churches, despite being a very ancient and traditional form of prayer

The USCCB Vote on the LoH Canticles

The absent bishops will now be polled.

Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 98

Vatican website translation: 98. 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 the Church who, in virtue of their constitutions, recite any short office, provided […]

Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 97

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 or in part from the obligation of reciting the divine office, or may commute the obligation.

Liturgy and Life in Baltimore

A collision of life and liturgy during Lauds on the morning after.

Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 96

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 down in Art. 89.

Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 95

Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass.