I’m hopeful that a good spirit of collegiality, and appropriate decentralization in liturgical matters, will serve the Catholic Church well in coming years.
Archive for category Liturgy of the Hours
I am no biblical scholar—but I am sincerely delighted when I hear Scripture in a new way.
The General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours allows joining Mass with Lauds or Vespers – do you do so?
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 absent bishops will now be polled.
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 […]
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.
A collision of life and liturgy during Lauds on the morning after.
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.
Communities obliged to choral office are bound to celebrate the office in choir every day in addition to the conventual Mass.