Want to know how I can dish out answers to the weekly Q&A post with such cool confidence? Just click on the new "General Instruction" tab above. It will take you to directly to the EWTN library copy of the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours. The handy table of contents makes it pretty easy to navigate.
You can also find this in front of volume 1 of the 4-volume breviary. The one-volume breviary only has a few selections, and seems to leave out all the most helpful stuff, so this tab is just what you one-volume folks need.
So, from now on, if one of my Q&A answers does not seem right to you, we can pull out up General Instruction and argue over its interpretation. What fun! I can see it now: me tapping away in Pennsylvania, another of you in Australia, and others in Japan or Wyoming, quibbling away over options for intercessions, or the burning question of whether hymns are optional or essential. Perhaps against a backdrop of nuclear war or a comet fast approaching the earth or an invasion of dinosaurs.