Category Archives: Book of Common Prayer

Reflecting on Continuous Psalmody in the Anglican Breviary


The pre-Pius X Breviary largely distributed the Psalter over Matins and Vespers throughout the week. Most of the Psalms from Psalm 1 to 109 were read at Matins and most of the Psalms from 110-147 were read at Vespers. This … Continue reading

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Sunday Trinity XV


Today is the XVth Sunday after Trinity or Trinity XV. As most Sundays Trinity XV is a Semidouble. The liturgical color is green. The Octave of the Nativity of the BVM is Simple so that nothing is said of the … Continue reading

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Ordo Recitandi March 25 – 31, 2018


March 25 Palm Sunday, Sd, 1st Class At Matins, Invit. and Hymn for Lent as in the Ordinary for Passiontide, Antiphons and Psalms as in the Psalter w/Nocturn versicles as there given for Lent. Lessons i-ix p. C278-281). Responses for … Continue reading

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Ordo Recitandi March 4 – March 10 2018


March 4 Third Sunday in Lent, I Class, sd, w/commemoration of St. Casimir, C, sd. At Matins, Invit. and Hymn for Lent as in the Ordinary, Antiphons and Psalms as in the Psalter w/Nocturn versicles as there given for Lent. … Continue reading

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Ordo Recitandi 25 Febr. – 3 March


February 25 Second Sunday in Lent, I Class, sd. At Matins, Invit. and Hymn for Lent as in the Ordinary, Antiphons and Psalms as in the Psalter w/Nocturn versicles as there given for Lent. Lessons i-iii p. C224 – 228). … Continue reading

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The Pre-Lenten Collects


The Collects such as they are found in the Anglican Breviary are taken from the Book of Common Prayer. They are not simply translations of the pre-Reformation Collects but rather compositions especially designed for the Prayer Book. But before we get to … Continue reading

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Epiphany (ii)


“We make this assertion because this is what the liturgy itself tells us, in the very acts of making us manifest and like to Christ. The manifestation and full meaning of Christ to the world is given in the Christmas … Continue reading

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