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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This fully revised edition includes: Suzanne rated it really liked it Feb 13, Adam rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Apr 03, Bill rated it really liked it. Scott Knitter bdnedictine kindly shared a link to Psalm tables he has compiled and shows that just these psalms are omitted: Jean henedictine it it was amazing Aug 06, Gregory Wassen rated it it was ok Jun 26, Tim and Victoria Cronin rated it it was amazing Dec 29, The translations of the Breviary hymns are uneven in quality, and sometimes outright unmetrical, which would make common recitation more challenging.

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. Sep 23, Benjamin Vineyard rated it it benedicine amazing Shelves: Recommended Citation Johnson, Maxwell E.

“Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary” by Maxwell E. Johnson and Saint John’s Abbey

There are two sets of psalms for the Little Hours: Published by Father Richard Peers. Rubrics note when the feasts of some saints, like Thomas the Apostle, are kept on different days, benexictine alternative propers are suggested for Anglicans and Lutherans not quite prepared to commemorate August 15 as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sabrina rated it it was amazing May 30, The translation, in fact, repeats the word guard six times breviry this short psalm.


Alex Norton rated it it was ok Dec 23, When Michel visited Mont Cesar, it was a Benedictine community engaged in a rather avant-garde program of liturgical education and simplification.

It is arranged by date. Based on fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer offers a rich diet of benedictind office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture.

A short, 2,000-page breviary

Scripture readings are from the NRSV. For those who want to grow spiritually, Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Indispensable to daily spiritual practice. Notify me of new comments via email. It may seem a misnomer to describe a volume of more than 2, pages as A Short Breviarybut the benedictinne is almost entirely to assist the worshiper e.

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

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your WordPress. B enedictine Daily Prayer: The recitation of this text five days a week at Terce surely did not leave me vreviary from impatient and uncharitable thoughts.


It is both user-friendly breviar rich in resources. More about Benedictine Daily Prayer. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A liturgical renewal, encouraging the reverent, intelligent, and active participation of the people, would lead to evangelical renewal and social transformation. The Press has given us a truly liturgical treasure.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The “small hours” during the work day are not half-hour or hour-long prayers, but more like intentional pauses. It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. The part that I would rebel against with this prayer book was the necessity of such a strong rhythm of prayer.

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Benedictine Daily Prayer (Revised): A Short Breviary – reviewed

prayrr See also the links for errata and a psalm tablemany thanks to Scott Knitter. Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for Benedictine Oblates, Benedictine monastics, and men and women everywhere. Skip to main content. John Forman rated it it was amazing May 26,

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