Tag Archives: Liturgy

Divine Office for Laymen, Resources

This is the conclusion of a 3 part series – (Part 1 and Part 2) To pray the Divine Office you need to access it somehow. What books should you buy? How do you use them? This is an overview of … Continue reading

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All Heaven is Present

How?! How can we restore this understanding of Liturgy in the West? Heaven, Christ and all the angels and saints are present. The heavenly liturgy and earthly liturgy are one.

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A Layman’s introduction to the divine office: part 2

This is largely a follow up of the initial post, on the Divine Office for Laymen, I wrote way, way back during Lent. I feel that the Divine Office is a lost treasure and am trying to present it in as clear … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum

Today is the 9 year anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI removing restrictions on priests offering the traditional Roman Liturgy. Finally, there must be no innovations unless the good of the Church genuinely and certainly requires them,  –    Second Vatican Council, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Penitential Psalm

Is Psalm 50(51) Miserere mei, Deus. Everything’s been Anglican Chant so far… I had intended on more variety but it’s been hard to find other musical forms, at least in English. Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great … Continue reading

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The Third Penitential Psalm

The Third Penitential Psalm is Psalm 37(38) Domine, ne in furore. Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger; neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure, for thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me … Continue reading

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The First Penitential Psalm

I wrote about the Penitential Psalm’s last year. I will be posting them randomly, one at a time, over the next couple of weeks. With audio/video of them being sung. The First Penitential psalm is psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore.  (psalm 6 … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Divine Office, for Laymen: part 1

I suggested in my pre-lent posting possibly taking up part of the “divine office”. What is it anyway? This is intended as a sort of introduction. In general, the Divine Office is a series of liturgical prayers which take place … Continue reading

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Open Unto Me, O Lord, the Gates of Repentance

A chant for Lent, from the Eastern Church.   Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy … Continue reading

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Candlemas

Today is Candlemas day, the feast of the presentation of our Lord in the temple and purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lent this year begins a week from tomorrow, so start thinking about it if you haven’t already.   And … Continue reading

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