Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wondering Wednesday




 I hope everyone remembered to use the office for the feast of St. Mark today. I blew it with Office of Readings this morning because I didn't check the calendar before  I started. Then at mass later in the morning, I saw Father walk out in red vestments and thought, Oops!

That is the advantage of digital breviaries. All the thinking is done for you. Had I instead found my kindle and gone to divineoffice.org or ibreviary, St. Mark would have been right in front of me.

There are, however, some decided advantages to the print breviray, and I'll be talking about those in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, any questions?

8 comments:

  1. I must admit when I saw those different page numbers in my Saint Joseph Guide, I threw up my hands, and went to iBreviary and sailed through. I also made a nice discovery that my old Nintendo DS with Opera Web browser displays iBreviary nicely so I don't have to sit at my computer.

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  2. Nintendo DS for the breviary? That's a new one for me. I'm picturing Mario and Luigi bouncing up and down on the lines of the psalms.

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  3. The Nintendo can browse the web? Wow, maybe I CAN get my husband interested in joining me for LOH...

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  4. Daria,

    FYI - Pius Parsch's The Breviary Explained is for grabs on E-bay starting at #39.95.

    JIM

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  5. Ibreviary has been a blessing on my Kindle...access to all the readings without the steep $$. Yay! Everything is so organized on there.

    I have been poking my head in and out to check up on you. It's been a long Lent, but I am slowly coming around @ http://desertofmyheart.wordpress.com/

    Blessings to you Daria!

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    1. Theresa, I am so glad to hear from you. And glad to see you have a new blog.

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  6. At the beginning of Lent, I was invited to join three other colleagues who gather four mornings a week to pray the Morning Prayer before beginning the work day. I have since started praying the evening prayer on my own from the one volume Christian Prayer. (I also found this wonderful blog!) My question is: If time permits, is it better to read the Mass Scripture readings for the day or the readings from the Office of Readings? I did look at the Office Readings on Good Friday and the John Chrysostom reading that day was really awesome. I have never read Church fathers before, so I was thinking maybe that is the way to go. Any comments would be appreciated.

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    1. My advice would be the readings from the Office of Readings. There is no other easy way for a lay person to become acquainted with the Fathers/doctors of the church. Whereas many of the scripture readings from daily mass will eventually come up at Sunday mass, and/or you could read the bible on your own in other ways (e.g. the Truth&Life audio New Testament is wonderful to listen to while communting to work.

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