Category Archives: Monastic Office

Fourth Day in the Octave of St. Laurence


From the Monastic Breviary translated by the late Fr. Jack Whitbrock: WAS it said to Saint Lawrence: thou shouldest not have spent the treasures of the Church, sold sacramental vessels? It is necessary that someone should do this work with … Continue reading

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Octave of St. Lawrence


From the pre-1911 Monastic Office as translated by the (late) Fr. Jack Whitbrock   (From a Homily by St. Augustine) HERE you have the meaning of the words, If any man serve me, let him follow me. But with what … Continue reading

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Monastic Office Ordo October 17 – 2014


St. ETHELDREDA ¬ (Virgin not a Martyr) MBM: Inv & Hymn p. 131* Pss & Ants as in the Psalter for Friday. Single Lesson p. 1014w/Resp from p. 131* (for a Virgin not a Martyr! ). II Nocturn Lesson 2 … Continue reading

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Monastic Ordo for October 16 – 2014


Ordo for October 16 – 2014 FERIA Matins: Inv & Hymn for Thursday (p.61) Pss & Ants for Thursday. I Nocturn: Single (short) Lesson Wisd. 3. 9. (p. 68). II Nocturn: I Cor. 16. 13-14 (p. 39). Collect: Trinity XVII … Continue reading

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Monastic Ordo for October 13 – 2014


Translation of St. Edward the Confessor Matins: as in the Psalter for Monday using Commons for “Lesser Double Feasts” (p. 130*). I Nocturn: Single Lesson p. 1012. II Nocturn: Ecclus. 39. 5. p. 130*. NO Te Deum. Collect p. 1012-3. … Continue reading

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Monastic Ordo for Trinity XVII


Trinity XVII October 12 Matins: as in the Psalter for Sunday. Lessons Maccabees (p. 598-9), Ambrose (591), Luke & Ambrose (p. 658-660). Collect: p. 660. Te Deum. Lauds & Hours: all as for Sunday in the Psalter. Collect for Trinity … Continue reading

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Monastic Ordo for October 11 – 2014


October 11 – Mathernity of the B.V.M. Matins: Inv & Hymn as on p. (35) from the supplement. At all Nocturns Pss & Ants as for feasts of St. Mary p. 114* I Nocturn: Lessons p. (35-6) w/response as given. … Continue reading

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