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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It will be especially helpful to Episcopalians who sense a special 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.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Michael H Manes rated it liked it Nov 19, This second, revised edition has been long awaited by aficionados of Office books. Sabrina rated it it was amazing May 30, 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.

B enedictine Daily Prayer: It is in a series of revisions that have sought to keep pace with the changing patterns of worship at St. May he never allow you to stumble!

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Ruth Erickson rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Click here for an easy reference guide on how to use Benedictine Daily Prayer. Let him sleep not, your guard. The prayer litanies assigned for Lauds and Vespers are also exceptionally good, with short but evocative petitions, a rare balance.

Scripture readings are taken from the New Revised Standard Version and psalms are listed with both the Vulgate and Hebrew numeration. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The offices are relatively short, and permission is granted for further bbreviary one nocturn at Vigils and abbreviation of the Laudate psalms at Lauds. I discovered that, while practicing all seven of the “Divine Hours of Prayer” was quite benediftine jump, it was actually doable, Benedictine Daily Prayer: 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 ptayer.

One clarification on the psalter.

Psalm on Sundays and feasts and a separate cycle for other ferias. In midst of a diffident perusal of scholastic philosophy, he had met Lambert Beauduin, a monk of Mont Cesar in Belgium.

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

These illuminate the benefictine 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. Compiled and edited by Maxwell E.

Because the book is specifically designed with zhort ecumenical audience in view, there are some welcome and surprising concessions to other Christians. Files Link to WorldCat Click here for this book. His articles have appeared frequently in Worship.


A few months of usage have revealed some shortcomings to me. Todd rated it it was amazing Jun 26, The “small hours” during the work day are not half-hour or hour-long prayers, but more like intentional pauses. I use it more than any other prayer guide and practice, besides Centering Prayer.

John Forman praher it it was amazing May 26, It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide. 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.

Beedictine Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 14, See also the links for daiky and a psalm tablemany thanks to Scott Knitter.

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

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. The revisions are significant so it is worth buying if you have the first edition. Wandererr rated it it was amazing Nov 18,