Having completed the weekly course of the Psalms of the ancient Roman Rite using the Anglican Breviary, we must also look at the Psalms of the other Hours of the day. The restoring of the traditional distribution will have an effect on the other Hours of the day simply because the reforms of St. Pius X spread many of the Matins & Lauds Psalms over the different Hours of the day. Thus from 1911 onward the “Little Hours” each had their own Psalms rather than Psalm 119 spread over the several Hours. Compline also received its own Psalms depending on the day of the week. Restoring the Psalter at Matins and Lauds can only be done if we also restore the traditional distribution of Psalms at the other Hours. Unless, of course, one would happy praying the Divine Office in an entirely chaotic kind of way.
I will continue this series with the Psalter Distribution for Vespers and once that has been completed I will also add the Little Hours to the series.
Gregory Wassen +