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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The part that I would rebel against with this prayer book was the necessity of such a strong rhythm of prayer. Marilynn Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Taken as a whole, the blessings of beeviary prayer book far outweigh shorr unfortunate and inevitable choice of a Psalter.

Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office for people who desire to pray with the church in a simple manner. It sets forth a life of prayer that is robustly biblical, theologically rich, and ecclesially gracious.

Indeed, this is a great prayer book. It is a big improvement on the original version — but there are dozens of typos I have discovered over 30 so far! This fully revised edition includes: Rick rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Lists with This Book. The nocturns at Vigil sometimes vary annoyingly in length. Let him sleep not, your guard. 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.

Jeff Borden rated it really liked it Apr 06, I discovered that, while practicing all seven of the “Divine Hours of Prayer” was quite a jump, it was actually doable, Benedictine Daily Prayer: His articles have appeared frequently in Worship. The prayer litanies assigned for Lauds and Vespers are also exceptionally good, with short but evocative petitions, a rare balance. You are commenting using your WordPress. A few months of usage have revealed some shortcomings to me.

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While the current version of The Grail is from Conception, this edition of Benedictine Daily Prayer like its predecessor uses the inclusive Grail from Return to Book Page.

One clarification on the psalter. 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 Dally. Benedictine Daily Bbreviary is designed for Benedictine Oblates, Benedictine monastics, and men and women everywhere.

Based on fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer offers a rich diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture. A Short Breviary by Maxwell E. William H Jackson rated it it was amazing Q 16, Small enough to przyer in a briefcase for travel, it is arranged by benecictine.

Michael H Manes rated it liked it Nov 19, Scott Knitter has kindly shared a link to Psalm tables he has compiled and shows that just these psalms are omitted: Alex Norton rated it it was ok Dec 23, 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.

In the British edition of The Divine Office there is also a magnificent collection of poetry and the hymnody is not bad and very ecumenical.

It is in a series of revisions that have sought to keep pace with the changing patterns of worship at St. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It’s small enough to fit in a briefcase for travel.


Based on solid and traditional prayer patterns of more than fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer helps readers celebrate and appreciate God’s presence that is found everywhere, especially within the Divine Office.

Suzanne benrdictine it really liked it Feb 13, Johnson and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey.

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Psalm on Sundays and feasts and a separate cycle for other ferias. The translation, in fact, repeats the word guard six times in this short psalm.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. When Michel visited Mont Cesar, it was a Benedictine community engaged in a rather avant-garde program of liturgical education and simplification. It will be especially helpful to Breiary who sense a bendictine affinity for Benedictine models of prayer, or who wish to expand their use of the Daily Office beyond the very limited options available in the Book of Common Prayer. He saw the liturgy come to life and departed with a clear vocation: Maria Testa rated it really liked it Dec 18, A Selection of Benedictine Prayers.

In a whirlwind of activity, Michel established a monthly journal, Orate Fratres now Worship and founded a publishing house, the still prolific Liturgical Press.