… is almost upon us. I say almost because the full Propers for Lent do not begin until the First Sunday of Lent (see AB C203). From Ash Wednesday to (not including) the First Sunday of Lent the Office is said as in the Pre-Lenten Season with this one addition: at all Hours the Preces are now said.

I have not had the time (yet) to pay sufficient attention to the Anglican Breviary blog but this will son change as I settle in to my new routine.

I wish all of you a blessed Lent and encourage you to – if you can – to meditate and pray through the Seven Penitential Psalms p. S91 (Appendix) each Friday in Lent (or as you are able).

From the Catholic Encyclopedia: Ash Wednesday.

From the St. Lawrence Press Blog: Ash Wednesday.

Gregory +


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I am an Anglican Catholic Priest, currently residing in Orvelte, the Netherlands.
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4 Responses to Lent

  1. Andy Morgan says:

    I am new to the anglican breviary and I am still getting the hang of it. I was wondering if you could help me. When it says to recite the collect for that day for Lauds, which of the two collects in the ‘C’ section is the collect for lauds? Or Am I looking in the wrong place? For example the collects for today 3/8/12 are on page C235 – is it the first collect or the second collect? Hope you can help. Many Thanks!

    • Father Gregory says:

      Hi Andy,

      I am glad you found your way to the Anglican Breviary!

      Because we are in the Season of lent the collects for “Thursday Second Week of Lent” are different for Lauds (“Almighty God, we humbly …”) and Vespers (“Keep, we beseech thee …”) as on p. C234 (). If you follow the Simple Kalendar (SK, which feasts are marked by having an asterisk * in the E-section) the Collect for Lauds would have been Almighty God, we humbly … If you follow the Universal Kalendar (UK, not indicated with an asterisk but almost always includes the SK) you would have used the Collect for St. John of God first, followed by the V. / R. from p. A22 for Lent and the Antiphon on Benedictus on p. C234 (“Son, remember …”) concluded by the Collect for Lauds (“Almighty God, we humbly …).

      For the Collects on p. 235 (for Friday) the first of the two Collects on p. C235 is for Lauds and the second is for Vespers. If you do not use the Simple Kalendar but the Universal Kalendar instead you would be using the Collect for St. Frances of Rome first and commemorate the feria (Second Friday of Lent) by using the V./R. for Lent (p. A22), the Antiphon on Ben. and Collect from p. C235 (for Lauds).

      Does that help? If not feel free to post again!

      Fr. Gregory +

      • Andy Morgan says:

        Fr Gregory, many thanks for that. That really helps. I have just one more question. i noticed that in the latter season, for example Sixth Sunday after Trinity (pg C520) there is no daily collects. Is this because one would use the collects from the Universal Kalender. Thanks again for your help – so glad to have found your Blog!!


      • Father Gregory says:

        Trinity Season is divided in two parts. Part 1 (p.C491) contains Nocturns 1 & 2 and part 2 (p. C674) contains Nocturn 3 & the Collects. The Collect for Trinity Six would be on p. C679).

        Fr. Gregory +

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