Monday, October 23, 2017

Pope Francis on the Divine Office

Alert reader Norman Hartley sent me a link to this article, "Pope Francis' Well-worn Breviary"

It's a nice article. 

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  2. What an encouraging and beautiful article! Thanks for posting the link!

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  3. It is Ironic that I am reading the Article knowing that the Jesuits do not recite the Prayer of The Church in Common.

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    1. But most of us non-monastics recite it solitary, with the intention of praying "in common" with the whole Church throughout the world.

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    2. Ah,I See.

      BTW,is it a little Tasteless to get RGP Pointed Verses Edition and combine it with My Four-Volume Set? You know,use RGP and leave the rest as it is?

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  4. I don't see why not. That's a good stop gap measure until the entire revised/retranslated breviary becomes available. And of course, also use the opening collect of the day's mass after Office of Readings so you have the new translation for that. As you probably know if you've been with this blog for a while, I use the Kenyan breviary (Pauline editions) which has the RGP,and the additional Sunday antiphons for the gospel canticles which respects the 3-year Sunday cycle. I use that, plus go online to grab the collect.

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    1. There are OF Hand Missals that you can choose among them to use along with the Kenyan Breviary. Personally,I Prefer a Hypothetical RGP/RSV-CE Breviary.

      P.S If You want to know why I Am not comfortable with the Jesuits' choice of Prayer Diet,please take time to read these (relatively) short article:

      http://vultuschristi.org/index.php/2014/06/the-liturgy-foremost-and-indispensable/

      http://vultuschristi.org/index.php/2014/06/until-christ-be-formed-in-us/

      http://vultuschristi.org/index.php/2014/06/more-on-the-benedictine-jesuit-conundrum/

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    2. Yes, I've long heard that the Jesuits are not outstanding in things liturgical. Although we also know of of plenty of Benedictines whose enthusiasm for liturgy went off the rails after Vatican II and did more damage than the Jesuits' lack of it. But I just shared the article for what it (and Pope Francis) said, which is good, not looking beyond that to any larger issues. In a similar way I often recommend specific works by Thomas Merton without dealing with any of his more problematic writings and doings.

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    3. There's a reason one can be said to be "as lost as a Jesuit during Holy Week!"

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  5. My Comment was partially made in Jest and I do appreciate that He recites the Breviary faithfully and We all should follow his outstanding habit as possible(although I retain fondness for Sung Public Prayer).

    To round things up:http://www.chantcafe.com/2014/09/mutual-enrichment-and-coexistence-of.html

    Peace and Blessings,Many Thanks.

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    1. That last article you linked was very good. I like seeing liturgy articles on liturgical sites that get beyond fancy ways of saying "EF good/OF bad" or vice versa. The three "schools" each have reasons/circumstances/assumptions that came into play. It wasn't a necessarily a matter of a liberal/conservative agenda which is variously demonized or lionized by respective adherents. This explains a lot to me, especially in regard to the liturgical movement during the 40s and 50s.

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    2. Two Short Points:

      1. I Believe Liturgical Inculturation was first proposed by Missionaries who witnessed the turmoil of De-Colonialization and were part of/had contacts with the Worker-Priests Movement(Forerunner of Liberation Theology).

      2. Mystagogy remains under-utilized when Apologetics doesn't try to Compliment it.

      Bonus Point: It seems Certain Practices of Popular Piety remain divorced from the Liturgical Year and it's Particular Liturgies.

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  6. I really enjoyed the article. Thanks for sharing it! It makes me want even more to get back to praying the Divine Office daily.

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