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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Files Link to WorldCat Click here for this book. He is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame.

A Short Breviary Desire for the Book: Suzanne rated it really liked it Feb 13, Be the first to ask a beneedictine about Benedictine Daily Prayer. His enthusiasm was received warmly by benedictinee community, and several monks of the community became noted liturgical scholars, including Br. Click here for an easy reference guide on how to use Benedictine Daily Prayer. A more user-friendly layout; a new organization breviafy 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.

Brother Virgil would clearly see it as a worthy heir of his founding vision. 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. Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for Benedictine Oblates, Benedictine monastics, and men and women everywhere.


Refresh and try again. Adam rated it it was amazing Jan 04, I imagine I’ll be revisiting this prayer book again soon.

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

Indeed, this is a great prayer book. The selection of material strikes a great balance between variety and repetition. Thomas Knoll rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Jean rated it it was amazing Aug 06, See also the links for errata and a psalm tablemany thanks to Scott Knitter.

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

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

He is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. Lists with This Book. The jewel of the hours in this prayer book is Vigils. The translation, in fact, repeats the word guard six times in this short psalm. It is in a series of revisions that have sought to keep pace with the changing patterns of worship at St. It’s small enough to fit in a briefcase for travel. The “small hours” during the work day are not half-hour or hour-long prayers, but more like intentional pauses.


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

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Marilynn Hughes rated it it was amazing Apr 14, 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. Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for all who pray in the monastic tradition including Benedictine oblates and Benedictine monastics.

A Selection of Benedictine Prayers.

Let him sleep not, your guard. Maria Testa rated it really liked it Dec 18, As the Liturgical Movement spread into Anglican and Lutheran churches in the s, the abbey extended its hospitality to visitors from a wide spectrum dailj American Christianity. I’ve practiced the daily prayer rhythms in this book for a few stretched seasons – seasons where I would start and then stop.

The part that I would rebel against with this prayer book was the necessity of such a strong rhythm of prayer.