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The Eight Daily Prayer Periods

Between andCollins republished The Divine Office and its various shorter editions with a new cover and revised Calendar of the Moveable Feasts. It is in four volumes, an arrangement identical to the original Latin typical edition. As the format of unbroken fixed-hour prayer developed in the Christian monastic communities in the East and West, longer prayers soon grew, but the cycle of prayer became the norm in daily life in monasteries.

By the second and third centuries, such Church Fathers as Clement of AlexandriaOrigenand Tertullian wrote of the practice of Morning and Evening Prayer, and of the prayers at terce, sext, and none. Newer Post Older Post Home. Views Read Edit View history.

But I have been puzzled why the AM does not suggest a psalm tone there are no antiphons for the three Compline psalms. The Diurnal doesn’t say this, but at least in the Roman Rite, if you are saying this by yourself, it is customary but not essential to change the ‘domne’ to ‘Domine’ the first is just a contraction of the second to make it clear that you are actually asking Our Lord for a blessing and not a non-existent Father Abbot.


InPrayer during the day was published by Catholic Truth Society. The intercessions, concluding prayers, antiphons, short responses, responsories, second readings in the Office of Readings, Te Deum and Glory be to the Father are all translations approved by the Episcopal Conferences mentioned and confirmed by the Holy See in December The Liturgy of the Hours also forms the basis of prayer within Christian monasticism.

In the East, the development of the Divine Services shifted from the area around Jerusalem to Constantinople.

Saints Will Arise: Compline

Should anyone, however, presume to commit such an act, he should know that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul. First half of verse 1 of psalm. Varies by time of year — Salve Regina, Alma. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It sounded familiar, but looking it up, it did not appear in either the AM or in the Liber Usualis psalm tone sections.

Officium Divinum or Work of God Latin: I just love the idea of asking for the divine assistance remaining with us, and doing so using an approved, liturgical prayer. I kept humming it all evening, hoping for an associative memory, and then suddenly the words ” The three psalms that follow without antiphon, but with a Gloria Patri, etc at the end of each are all obviously carefully chosen for the hour, and are worth studying carefully, verse by verse, with the help of a good commentary as part of your lectio divina.

If ocmpline do not have Adobe Reader — needed to read files in PDF format — you may download the program for free. I played, for the first time, the Compline video at the top of this page. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Let us now consider each of the traditional Canonical Hours of the Divine Office in the order that they are normally prayed, beginning comppline Vigils. Pliny the Younger 63 — c.

Liturgy of the Hours

It was he who expounded the concept in Christian prayer of the inseparability of the spiritual life from the physical life. On feast days the Te Deum is sung or recited before the concluding prayer. I am beginning by praying Prime and Compline along with the monks at Barroux.

Pope Paul VI’s reform reduced the number of psalms or portions of psalms to three, and the readings to two, but lengthened these.

Thanks for your explanation of the two-part feel of Compline. This arrangement of the Liturgy of the Hours is attributed to Saint Benedict. We presume, though, that Saint Benedict took over the number from an existing tradition familiar to him.

Laity, especially if they are involved in ministries of the Church lector, cantor, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, catechists, religious education directors or school principals, altar servers, those contemplating religious life or the seminaryare strongly encouraged to participate. Basically, there are two benedlctine – pronunciation and understanding.

If you were in a monastery, that request would be said by the lector readerand then the blessing would be given by the superior.

The earlier edition has appeared in two English translations, one under the title “Liturgy of the Hours”, the other as “The Divine Office”.