Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Welcome,Wine&Cheese, &Weekly Q&A



A hearty welcome to new blog followers.  Here's to J. H. Rose,  Vicki, and Teresa.

It's been an interesting week here. The house is being re-sided and a room remodelled. As a result, there is furniture from that room strewn over the rest of the house, including a mattress and boxspring blocking a doorway between the living room and the dining room. Somewhere in this mess of furniture and whatnot is my missing computer mouse. This touchpad, alternating between over and under-sensitive, is driving me berserk.
 And  Tonight we have a double feature  Fortnight for Freedom lecture at Church: one  an overview of the current controversy, another one demonstrating how the healthcare mandate violates current laws regarding accommodating  religion in the workplace. Followed by a wine and cheese social.

So what was meant to be a quiet morning of writing is being overtaken with arrangements for glasses, ice, and table cloths.

I think I need that wine right now, even if it is only 10:20am!

But that's okay. First world problems are not really problems, I keep telling myself.
So this is why the Q&A post is a little late today. One resourceful reader just asked his question on last week's Q&A. Christopher said his parish was celebrating the feast of Sts Peter and Paul on Sunday instead of Friday (parish patrons, I guess), and wanted to know what he should do about his Hours? My answer was that it would make sense to follow his parish and do St. Peter on Sunday, and do the weekday on Friday.

So--any breviary related questions? Here's the place to ask.



9 comments:

  1. I'm unclear about some of the offices. When do you pray the office for the dead? or the office for a church (besides on the feast of St John Lateran)? Do you pray then instead of the office for the day or in addition to? Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I get this question a lot. (One of these days I've got to make a FAQ tab.)The short answer is: when appropriate. So, if your parish church, or diocesan cathedral, celebrates the anniversary of its dedication, you use the office for a church. The Office of the Dead is done on All Souls Day, of course, but you may also use it when you learn of a loved ones death,on the day you attend a funeral, on the anniversary of someone's death, or on any ordinary weekday (not on a Sunday, solemnity, or obligatory feast)that you wish to remember souls in purgatory. The Office of the Dead is a "votive", or "at will" office, that you can use when you feel like it, barring the restrictions (Sunday, etc) mentioned above, substituting it for the regular office of the day.

      Delete
  2. I am new to your wonderful blog. I am really interested in the Latin/English breviary that has just come out. (Awaiting second printing now) I pray the 4 volume breviary while in community with the Secular Discalced Carmelites, but would like to use the Latin/English privately.Do you have any experience with this edition?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Anonymous!
      The pre-1962 or Extraordinary Form breviary is not something I'm really familiar with. I'm pretty committed to using the Ordinary Form Liturgy of the Hours. However, I do know that those who prefer the older form are pretty thrilled with the Baronius Press breviary you refer to. If you go to this site:http://absnospin.blogspot.com/
      and scroll down a bit, you will see that this blogger has it and is sharing photos and commentary on the Baronius Press breviary.

      Delete
  3. Thanks for your reply, Daria. Yes, I have seen this blog. Nice review of the EF breviary. I was hoping, however, to find some sources to help me with the daily praying of this form of the Liturgy of the Hours. LOVE LOVE your site.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know there's one or two online and possibly mobile app EF breviaries. Don't have the URLs for these, but surely a google search will turn them up. Perhaps these can help you know where to turn in your Baronius each day. Good luck.

      Delete
    2. Looking at this post from Father Z's blog
      http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/review-new-3-volume-extraordinary-form-roman-breviary-in-latin-and-english-from-baronius-press/
      it appears that a companion volume comes with the Baronius breviary, titled "Learning the Traditional Breviary" so perhaps that is all you need.

      Delete
  4. There is a website for the 1962 breviary in Latin and English, which has just been reprinted by Farnborough Abbey in England is available in the U.S. at various places. http://saintsshallarise.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/ordo-for-july-2012.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's true, but I think the reader above was going to use the Baronius Press edition, which may not be identical to the Benedictine monastic breviary that SaintsShallArise references.

      Delete