Category Archives: Anglican Breviary

Later Editions of Neale’s Breviary


As St. John Mason Neale died before he could complete his efforts at compiling a Breviary for the Order of St. Margaret, his friends continued his work using Neale’s notes. As they worked with these notes and published the results … Continue reading

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Neale’s Breviary in PDF’s


There are several editions of the Breviary compiled (mostly) by St. John Mason Neale. I will provide them below in pdf. The Night Hours or Matins The_night_hours_of_the_Church_Vol_1 (Psalter, Propers & Commons of Saints, Season up to Whitsun-tide) The_night_hours_of_the_Church_Vol_2 (Psalter, Propers … Continue reading

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About St. John Mason Neale’s Breviary


Recently I have discovered that all of the volumes of the Breviary as edited (chiefly) by St. John Mason Neale are online (in pdf format). I have been studying and working on them ever since. The end result will be, … Continue reading

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Psalter for Monday Nocturns


Monday. At Matins. Before Matins are said silently : the Lord’s Prayer, the Angelical Salutation, and the Apostles’ Creed. Then is said aloud : + O Lord, open Thou my lips. R. And my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. … Continue reading

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Psalter for Sunday Nocturns


SUNDAY at MATINS Before Matins are said silently : the Lord’s Prayer, the Angelical Salutation, and the Apostles’ Creed. Then is said aloud : + O Lord, open Thou my lips. R. And my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. … Continue reading

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Matins by Fr. Pius Parsch


Matins It is night. The turmoil of day has died away and everything is still. The Church is at prayer. She remembers the night-time prayer of the Bridegroom; she thinks of the night vigils of the early Christians in the … Continue reading

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Observing Lent with the Anglican Breviary


Ash Wednesday is already behind us and so is the first Sunday of Lent. Anciently Ash Wednesday began right before Matins with the observance of the Gradual Psalms. Sadly these are not given as a devotion in the Anglican Breviary. … Continue reading

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