Author Archives: Father Gregory

About Father Gregory

I am an Anglican Catholic Priest, currently residing in Orvelte, the Netherlands.

To use or not to use …?


The Book of Common Prayer that is. In his recent blog post Why I don’t use the Book of Common Prayer Father Jonathan Munn gave his thoughts regarding his own customs for Mass and the Divine Office. This sparked a post named Reflections … Continue reading

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Nativity of the BVM (at Lauds)


The Diurnal as edited by St. John Mason Neale has some remarkable deviations from the Office as we know it from the Anglican Breviary. Comparing the two, as we did with Vespers, may enrich our understanding of what it is we … Continue reading

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Nativity of the B.V.M.


The Diurnal in the edition based on the work St. John Mason Neale directs one to use the propers from the feast of the Conception of the BVM. There we find the following propers for tonight: Antiphons There shall come … Continue reading

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Beheading of St. John Baptist & Commemoration of St. Sabina


Lessons selected from the II & III Nocturn: Lesson iv: We must not hurry past the record of blessed Baptist John.  We must ask what he was; by whom he was slain; and why and how.  He was a righteous … Continue reading

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St. Symphorian & Autumn


Today: the Octave Day of the Repose of the Blessed Virgin Mary & the Commemoration of Sts. Timothy, Hippolytus, and Symphorian. Liturgy tells time. St. Symphorian, in previous times, indicated the end of summer and the beginning of autumn according … Continue reading

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On the Psalter in the Western Church


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The Divine Office in pdf (Roman Breviary)


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