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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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.

Trivia About Benedictine Daily It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. Tim and Victoria Cronin rated it it was amazing Dec 29, The prayer litanies assigned for Lauds and Vespers are also raily good, with short but evocative petitions, a rare balance. For those who want to grow spiritually, Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office.

I asked some Trappist monks to help orient me to all the pages. Be the first to ask a question about Benedictine Daily Prayer. Adam rated it it was amazing Jan 04, His articles have appeared frequently in Worship.

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In midst of a diffident perusal of scholastic philosophy, he had met Lambert Beauduin, a monk of Mont Cesar in Belgium. It may seem a misnomer to describe a volume of more than 2, pages as A Short Breviarybut the length is almost entirely to assist the worshiper e.

People who desire to pray with the church can do so in a simple manner by following this Benedictine daily prayer model.

I discovered that, while practicing all seven of the “Divine Hours of Prayer” was quite a jump, it was actually doable, Benedictine Daily Prayer: This fully revised edition includes: This is the version with roots going back into the s and is the version used across all the major Roman Catholic liturgical works for the past few decades.

Much easier to brdviary 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 dhort ecumenical company of prayer. Johnson and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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

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. Scripture readings are from the NRSV. You are commenting using your Facebook account. In the British edition of The Daiy Office there is also a magnificent collection of poetry and the hymnody is not bad and very ecumenical.


Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary

Based on fifteen hundred brdviary of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer offers a rich diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture. I use it more than any other prayer guide and practice, besides Centering Prayer. 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.

Skip to content Another popular post from my previous blog: My Protestant enjoyment of liturgy met my Protestant enjoyment of heart-felt-ness when it comes to prayer. 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.

Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for all who pray in the monastic tradition including Benedictine oblates and Benedictine monastics.

A Short Breviary by Maxwell E. The jewel of the hours in this prayer book is Vigils.