Benedictine daily prayer: a short breviary / compiled and edited by. Maxwell E. Johnson and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey. p. cm. Summary. Review: Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary, Second Edition (Liturgical Press, ). The imposing modernist façade of St. John’s. Another popular post from my previous blog: This second, revised edition has been long awaited by aficionados of Office books. The revisions.

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Return to Book Page. Scripture readings are taken from the New Revised Standard Version and psalms are listed with both the Vulgate and Hebrew numeration.

The jewel of the hours in this prayer book is Vigils. A full round of seven offices is provided for each day, and in keeping with monastic tradition its robust office of Vigils contains some of its most valuable material.

Elizabeth rated it really liked it Jun 03, I want to practice a monastic community prayer rhythm as best I can for a season and discover if there’s something there that I can integrate into my life, if not the whole thing. Click here for an easy reference guide on how to use Benedictine Daily Prayer.

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Jeff Borden rated it really liked it Apr beneddictine, The Psalter follows a two-week cycle, with a separate Psalter for feasts. Sabrina rated it it was amazing May 30, Scott Knitter rated it really liked it Jan 26, Published by Father Richard Peers. Small enough to fit in a briefcase for travel, it is arranged by date. These illuminate the eucharistic Gospels assigned by the Lectionary for Masswhich is almost always paralleled by the Revised Common Lectionary, and meditative study of them can be excellent preparation for preaching.


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Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by Maxwell E. Johnson

Much easier to use with less turning of pages, a generous selection of psalmody, additional readings from patristic sources for all three years, arranged in two-week cycles-all these features make this a more accessible and rich resource for a wide ecumenical company of prayer.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Marilynn Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Grail Psalter is the cross that must be borne by users of the book, perhaps out of the deep local loyalty that also makes Minnesota winters endearing to the good monks in Collegeville.

I discovered that, while practicing all seven of the “Divine Hours of Prayer” was quite a jump, it was actually doable, Benedictine Daily Prayer: A liturgical renewal, encouraging the reverent, intelligent, and active participation of the people, would lead to evangelical renewal and social transformation.

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary

I asked some Trappist monks to help orient me to all the pages. People who desire to pray with the church can do so in a simple manner by following this Benedictine daily prayer model.


Michael H Manes rated it liked it Nov 19, A more user-friendly layout; a new organization for the Office of Vigils, structured on a two-week cycle; Daily Offices also arranged on a two-week cycle; Patristic readings for each Sunday; concluding prayers for the daily and seasonal offices; slightly taller format. Tim and Victoria Cronin rated it it was amazing Dec 29, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public. Fostering church unity through liturgical study and common worship is a central aim of its Collegeville Institute, a fellowship program whose alumni include Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Parker Palmer, and Kathleen Norris.

Ruth Erickson rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Be the first to ask a question about Benedictine Daily Prayer. Adam rated it it was amazing Jan 04, The recitation of this text five days a week at Terce surely did not leave me guarded from impatient and uncharitable thoughts.

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The current Grail translation is the work of a native hero, Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey, Missouri, who is both a graduate of the seminary based at the abbey and the abbot primate of the Benedictine Order. A Short Breviary by Maxwell E.

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