Benedictine daily prayer: a short breviary / compiled and edited by. Maxwell E. Johnson and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey. p. cm. Summary. Review: Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary, Second Edition (Liturgical Press, ). The imposing modernist façade of St. John’s. Another popular post from my previous blog: This second, revised edition has been long awaited by aficionados of Office books. The revisions.
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The part that I would rebel against with this prayer book was the necessity of such a strong rhythm of prayer. John Forman rated it it was amazing May 26, Based on fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer offers a rich diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture.
This is the version with roots going back into the s and is the version used across all the major Roman Catholic liturgical works for the past few decades. A full round of seven offices is provided for each day, and in keeping with monastic tradition its robust office of Vigils contains some of its most valuable material. The current Grail translation is the work of a native hero, Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey, Missouri, who is both a graduate of the seminary based at the abbey and the abbot primate of the Benedictine Order.
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Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary
Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office for people who desire to pray with the church in a simple manner. He is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. This second, revised edition has been long awaited by aficionados of Office books.
dailyy The selection of material strikes a great balance between variety and repetition. The translations of the Breviary hymns are uneven in quality, and sometimes outright unmetrical, which would make common recitation more challenging. Tim and Victoria Cronin rated it it was amazing Dec 29, A more user-friendly layout; a new organization for the Office of Vigils, structured on a two-week cycle; Daily Offices also arranged on a two-week cycle; Patristic readings for each Sunday; concluding prayers for the daily and seasonal offices; slightly taller format.
See also the links for errata and a psalm tablemany thanks to Scott Knitter. Based genedictine fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer offers a rich diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A little hard to follow at first. With a few exceptions, full sets of propers are provided only for pre-Reformation saints, who may be honored without equivocation by all in the greater St.
The Grail Psalter is the cross that must be borne by users of the book, perhaps out of the deep local loyalty that also makes Minnesota winters endearing to the good monks in Collegeville.
Benedictine Daily Prayer (Revised): A Short Breviary – reviewed
William H Jackson rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Files Link to WorldCat Click here for this book. The offices beneductine relatively short, and permission is granted for further shortening one nocturn at Vigils and abbreviation of the Dailg psalms at Lauds.
The jewel of the hours in this prayer book is Vigils. People who desire to pray with the church can do so in a simple manner by following this Benedictine daily prayer model.
In the British edition of The Divine Office there is also a magnificent collection of poetry and the hymnody is not bad and very ecumenical. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Based on solid and traditional prayer patterns of more than fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer helps readers celebrate and appreciate God’s presence that is found everywhere, especially within the Divine Office.
It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Trivia About Benedictine Daily It sets forth a life of prayer that is robustly biblical, theologically rich, and ecclesially gracious. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. B enedictine Daily Prayer: The book is carefully structured for easy usage, with plenty of directions and clear descriptions about where to place them. Sabrina rated it it was amazing May 30, Indispensable to daily spiritual ddaily. Todd rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Refresh and breviarry again.
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“Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary” by Maxwell E. Johnson and Saint John’s Abbey
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Johnson for adding pages vaily so to make things easier. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The prayer litanies assigned for Lauds and Vespers are also exceptionally good, with short but evocative petitions, a rare balance.
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The Psalter follows a two-week cycle, with a separate Psalter for feasts. Skip to content Another popular post from my previous blog: Roman Catholic worshipers will know the texts as the standard for liturgical use throughout English-speaking Roman Catholicism.
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Sep 23, Benjamin Vineyard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Taken as a whole, the blessings of this prayer book far outweigh its unfortunate and inevitable choice of a Psalter. I asked some Shodt monks to help orient me to all the pages.
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