Category Archives: Psalmody

Ordo Recitandi Februari 18 – 25 (2018)


The Alleluia is omitted from Compline on the Saturday before Septuagesima until Compline on Saturday before Easter. The Laus, tibi Domine is used instead. On double feasts antiphons are said entire before and after the Psalm or Canticle. Responds at Matins are from the Proper … Continue reading

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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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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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