Tuesday, May 15, 2018

From Notre Dame: A DIVINE SCHOOL OF SOLIDARITY: THE HOURS [updated]

You never know what you'll find on the internet. Here's a great piece from the University of Notre Dame's Oblation: Life and Liturgy section on the Liturgy of the Hours. Look at the opening paragraph by Timothy P. O'Malley, PhD.:

Each morning at 5:00 AM, I rise and plop down upon the couch in my living room to greet the new day. My deepest desire at the time is to consume a cup of coffee and to gaze mindlessly at the television as I recover from slumber. Yet, more often than not, I pass by this temptation to spend the morning “doing” the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer (with a cup of coffee in hand, of course). Before 5:30 AM comes around, I have acknowledged to God the sin that I am responsible for; I have asked God to let me hear the voice of the Lord thundering over the mountains; I have lamented the sorrows that inflict not only me but the entire People of God; and, I have praised God for the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit’s recreation of the world.

Read the whole thing. Highly recommended by me and Daria!


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THE COMFORT OF NIGHT PRAYER


Update: 
The Oblation: Liturgy and Life website has changed its name to Church Life Journal. I have now found 38 results for the Liturgy of the Hours on this site. There is so much to read and learn here. Check it out!

26 comments:

  1. Yes!! I share the author's liturgical sensibilities: the Rite of First Coffee is a critical part of Matins betimes in the morning.

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  2. I can't believe how many blogs and articles lately have been popping up about the Divine Office. Of course, they're all preaching to the choir to us here! But, it's wonderful to see and read. I love turning people on to the Psalms!

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  5. In my Ordo that I have due to it having been published beforehand, it does not have the Memorial of Mary mother of the Church nor does it have Christ the eternal priest, whereas it has Monday week 7 of ordinary time or the option of st Christopher Mallagnes, because these 2 new celebrations are neither in my ordo or breviery until the new ones are issued in the coming years,what do I do for Monday 21st and Thursday 24th May (as in my ordo it says Thursday is an ordinary time day)? Thank you God bless.

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    1. LITURGY OF THE HOURS
      An English version of the proper texts for the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church will be included in the Liturgy of the Hours, Second Edition, after translation by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, approval by the USCCB, and confirmation by the Holy See.

      Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer
      Psalmody of the day. Other elements from the Psalter of the day or the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except for the following:

      Prayer

      O God, Father of mercies,
      whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
      chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother,
      to be our Mother also,
      grant, we pray, that with her loving help
      your Church may be more fruitful day by day
      and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
      may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.
      Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
      who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
      one God, for ever and ever.

      http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/liturgical-calendar/mother-of-the-church.cfm

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    2. Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church [Monday, May 21st]
      Lectionary: 572A
      http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/052118.cfm

      We will have the memorial for Mary and the new prayer for both the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.

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    3. Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

      On February 11, 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments inscribed. . . a new obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the General Roman Calendar. This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost. Latin liturgical texts. . . were also promulgated the same day.

      Below are the proper liturgical texts for the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church:

      ROMAN MISSAL
      A full Mass formulary – including Collect, Prayer over the Offerings, Preface, Prayer after Communion, and Entrance and Communion Antiphons – is already included within the Roman Missal. White vestments are worn.

      From the Votive Masses: 10. Blessed Virgin Mary, B. Our Lady, Mother of the Church.

      LECTIONARY FOR MASS
      A set of proper (i.e., mandatory) readings has been assigned for this new memorial. Since the precise verses and acclamation are not found together in any one place in the Lectionary for Mass, the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship has prepared PDF resources of the readings in English and in Spanish to facilitate their use.

      572A – The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Memorial)
      The readings for this memorial are proper.

      First Reading – Genesis 3:9-15, 20
      The mother of all the living.

      or: Acts 1:12-14
      All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.

      Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7
      R. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.

      Gospel Acclamation
      O happy Virgin, you gave birth to the Lord;
      O blessed mother of the Church,
      you warm our hearts with the Spirit of your Son Jesus Christ.

      Gospel – John 19:25-34
      Behold, your Son. Behold, your mother.

      LITURGY OF THE HOURS
      An English version of the proper texts for the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church will be included in the Liturgy of the Hours, Second Edition, after translation by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, approval by the USCCB, and confirmation by the Holy See.

      Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer
      Psalmody of the day. Other elements from the Psalter of the day or the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except for the following:

      Prayer

      O God, Father of mercies,
      whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
      chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother,
      to be our Mother also,
      grant, we pray, that with her loving help
      your Church may be more fruitful day by day
      and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
      may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.
      Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
      who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
      one God, for ever and ever.

      http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/liturgical-calendar/mother-of-the-church.cfm

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    4. The Feast of Christ the Priest is a Roman Catholic moveable liturgical feast celebrated annually on the first Thursday after Pentecost. Approval for this feast was first granted by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 1987.[1][2]
      It is observed by the Confraternity of Christ the Priest in Australia and all the Roman Catholic dioceses of Spain. Since 2013, it has been observed in Poland (Decree, 3 April 2013) [3] and in the Netherlands the following year.[4] Since 2018, the feast is observed in England and Wales.[5]
      [Wikipedia]

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    5. Mitchell, do you live in the USA? I noticed that the Feast of Our Lord Jesus the Eternal High Priest is not celebrated in all countries.

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    6. I live in the UK, whereas even though Christ the Eternal High Priest is a Feast over here, the brievery I have does not have these until the new translations, which is concerning as I do wish to pray in accordance with the Church. Having said that some priests in my diocese are doing what is offered in the ordo: I.E Monday of week 7 or Christopher Mallagnes for Monday and Thursday in Ordinary time on the 24th.

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    8. 'm just not entirely sure what to do Michael because without the texts if i did the ordinary day for Monday it wouldn't be in union with the Church and the same with the 24th, so I've sort of hit a dead end at the moment.

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    9. Mitchell, do the best you can for Monday by following the information below:

      the Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer
      Psalmody of the day. Other elements from the Psalter of the day or the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except for the following:

      Prayer

      O God, Father of mercies,
      whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
      chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother,
      to be our Mother also,
      grant, we pray, that with her loving help
      your Church may be more fruitful day by day
      and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
      may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.
      Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
      who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
      one God, for ever and ever.

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    10. We'll figure something out for Thursday.

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  6. Mitchell, which edition of the Liturgy of the Hours do you use?

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  7. I use the Collins version Michael

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  8. Mitchell, is there someone or a group you can join or contact for the Liturgy of the Hours? Also, look up the Catholic Church in England and Wales website for any information they might have on the Liturgy of the Hours.

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  9. Mitchell, here's a link you can copy and paste for Monday and Thursday:

    http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Calendar/Sanctoral/May.shtml#MMC

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    1. Thanks Michael, if in the case of lack of confidence as they are new In the calendar in the UK, is it liturgically incorrect to do the ordinary time days on those particular days?

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    2. Yes, it would be liturgically incorrect in England and Wales.

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  10. Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
    memorial

    This celebration was instituted in 2018 and the added to the General Roman (Universal) Calendar. The Decree states'This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.'

    Decree (pdf)
    Commentary from Congregation (pdf)
    Latin liturgical texts (pdf)
    Colour
    White
    Mass
    Proper — Votive Masses: Our Lady, Mother of the Church (RM 1411)
    Proper Preface: Mary, Model and Mother of the Church
    Office
    translation to be prepared by ICEL
    Lectionary
    The first reading(s) is taken from the Votive Mass for Mary, Mother of the Church, The remaining texts are new to the Lectionary and a translation of the necessary parts will be prepared by ICEL. Until these texts are available the Votive Mass of Mary Mary Mother of the Church (III:841) might be used.
    Reading 1 Genesis 3:9–15.20 [III:841] Mother of all those who live.
    or Acts 1:12–14 [III:841] They joined in continuous prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
    Psalm Psalm 86 (87): 1–2. 3, 5. 6–7.r. 3 Of you are told glorious things, O city of God!
    Gospel Acclamation O felix virgo…
    Gospel John 19:25–34: This is you son. This is your mother.

    http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Calendar/Sanctoral/May.shtml#MMC

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  11. The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, according to the order of Melchizedek. In him the Father has been well pleased from before all time. As Mediator between God and human beings, fulfilling his Father’s will, he sacrificed himself once on the altar of the Cross as a saving Victim for the whole world. Thus, instituting the pattern of an everlasting sacrifice, with a brother’s kindness he chose, from among the children of Adam, men to augment the priesthood, so that, from the sacrifice continually renewed in the Church, streams of divine power might flow, whereby a new heaven and a new earth might be made, and throughout the whole universe there would be perfected what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the human heart.

    The feast is Proper to England and Wales.

    Colour
    White
    Liturgical Texts
    Full text (pdf)
    Full Latin text (pdf)
    Roman Missal Texts (pdf)
    Lectionary Texts (pdf)
    Office Texts (A5 pdf)
    Mass
    Proper
    Gloria
    Preface: The priesthood of Christ and of the Church
    Office
    texts
    OR Proper
    MP Proper – Psalms and canticle of Sunday, Week I
    Daytime Prayer
    EP proper (Psalms 109. 110, Col 1:12–20)
    NP Thursday
    Lectionary
    Year A
    Reading 1 Genesis 22:9–18 The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.
    or Hebrews 10:4–10 It is written of me in the scroll of the book: I have come to do your will, O God.
    Psalm Ps 39(40): 7–8a. 10–11ab. 17 r. 8a, 9a. Behold I have come, Lord, to do your will.
    Gospel Acclamation Phil 2:8–9 Christ became obedient for us unto death,
    even death on a cross.
    Therefore God has exalted him
    and given him a name which is above every name.
    Gospel Matthew 26: 36–42 My soul is sorrowful unto death.
    Year B
    Reading 1 Jeremiah 31:31–34 I will make a new covenant with them; I will remember their sins no more.
    or Hebrews 10:11–18 He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
    Psalm Ps 109(110): 1b–e. 2. 3. r. 4b. You are a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek.
    Gospel Acclamation Heb 5:8–9 Since he was Son,
    he learned obedience through those things which he suffered,
    and having been made perfect, he has become for all who obey him
    the author of eternal salvation.
    Gospel Mark 14: 22–25 This is my body. This is my blood.
    Year C
    Reading 1 Isaiah 6:1–4, 8 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of hosts.
    or Hebrews 2:10–18 He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin.
    Psalm Ps 22(23): 2–3. 5. 6. r. 1. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    Gospel Acclamation Ez 36:25a, 26a I will pour clean water upon you
    and I will give you a new heart;
    a new spirit I will put within you.
    Gospel John 17: 1–2, 9, 14–26 For their sake I consecrate myself, so that they may also be consecrated in truth.

    http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Calendar/Sanctoral/May.shtml#MMC

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  12. Universalis.com has the text for Monday. You can also select your diocese from the calendar list. Check it out.

    http://universalis.com/europe.england/20180521/lauds.htm

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