(LAP) Monastic Diurnal Ordo – Trinity XVI to Trinity XVII


Ordo for the week of September 19-25, 2021, LAP Monastic Diurnal (according to the pre-1952 rubrics) [with additions of the Anglican Joint Synods APA Ordo Calendar]: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lap-monastic-xvi-56309836 I have also uploaded a special set of prayers for Benedictines, especially oblates or associates, who pray regularly for a monastery: https://www.patreon.com/posts/preces-of-st-56275100

Amalarius and the biblical roots of the Divine Office (i)


Amalarius (or Amalar) of Metz mentions that the Church celebrates four offices during the day and four during the night. The latter four he also calls “vigils.” This pattern of four per part of the day are biblically grounded via Nehemiah 9 vs. 1-3: “1.And in the four and twentieth day of the month the … More Amalarius and the biblical roots of the Divine Office (i)

The Psalms, are first, midst and last.


“David is first, midst, and last.” This phrase is (erroneously) attributed to St. John Chrysostom and can be found cited in St. John Mason’s Neale’s Commentary on the Psalms (Vol. 1). The importance of Psalmody for Christians can be easily deduced from the the old Psalters. The entire book of Psalms is recited once every week … More The Psalms, are first, midst and last.