Loving the Liturgy of the Hours
Have you or anyone you know had a chance to try the African breviary with the revised Grail Psalms? I'm really curious about it!
I'm still trying to decide whether I can justify the expense of buying one. James McAuley, who follow this blog, has used one so you might want to contact him. There's another blog called Absolutely No spin where the guy has detailed reviews of it in his archives. It sounds like a great breviary but I'm not sure the newly re-translated concluding prayers are in there.
Why are the same morning prayers repeated every day in Easter Weeks 2-7 and same evening prayers repeated in Easter Weeks 2-6? Example: Monday evening prayer - Hebrews 8:8b-3a each Monday.
Well, most of it does change each day: the psalms follow the 4-week psalter, the antiphons, the intercessions, and the concluding prayer changes daily. The readings do repeat each week. You will notice that the readings really focus on the Easter mysteries: Christ's sacrifice, His priesthood, His resutrection, and then, the effects of that upon us: baptism, faith, our own participation in his priesthood, etc. I guess the Church really wants us to really absorb those particular truths at this time of year, hence the repetiton.