Category Archives: Psalmody

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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Ordo Septuagesima ~ 2017


SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY w/commemoration of the Seven Holy Founders February 12.  Last night the Alleluia was buried. It will not be said from now until Easter. Sunday, Sd, II Class., Violet. At Matins: All as in the Ordinary & Psalter except: Proper Invitatory, … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in the Anglican Breviary


In several discussions concerning the Anglican Breviary I have heard it said that it basically a faithful – if not literal – translation of the Roman Breviary as reformed under St. Pius X. In fact that is how I was … Continue reading

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