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Benedictine Daily Prayer

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A Short Breviary
Ed. Maxwell E. Johnson
Hardback
2496 Pages
ISBN: 9780814628331
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For those who want to grow spiritually, Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office. People who desire to pray with the church can do so in a simple manner by following this Benedictine daily prayer model. 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 Opus Dei, which is the Divine Office. It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for Benedictine Oblates, Benedictine monastics, and men and women everywhere. Small enough to fit in a briefcase for travel, it is arranged by date. Scripture readings are from the NRSV. Benedictine Daily Prayer includes “Introduction,” “An Aid to Praying Benedictine Daily Prayer,” “Monastic Calendar,” “Sunday and Weekday Readings,” “The Ordinary of the Liturgy of the Hours,” “The Weekly Psalter,” “Supplemental Psalms and Canticles for Vigils and Lauds,” “Festival Psalter,” “Common for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary,” “Common for Feasts of Apostles,” “Common for Feasts of Martyrs,” “Common for Feasts of Holy Men and Women,” “Office for the Dead,” “Proper of the Season (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Pentecost),” “Proper of the Saints,” and “Appendix: A Selection of Benedictine Prayers.”

Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD, is an oblate of Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. His articles have appeared frequently in Worship. He is the author of Living Water, Sealing Spirit, The Rites of Christian Initiation, and Between Memory and Hope, published by Liturgical Press.

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