Traditional Liturgical Books
What is the Breviary Online?
The Official Prayer of the Church
Next to the Holy Mass, the Divine Office (or Breviary) is the most important prayer offered to God. It is offered by the Church and in the name of the Church, conferring multifold graces and blessings on those who recite it worthily, attentively and devoutly. Normally the domain of priests and religious, the Church has continued to recommend her official prayer to the faithful. However, until now, the complexity of the rubrics and a lack of suitable translations has deterred many.
Now Accessible to the Layman
With the help of modern technology, it has become easier to overcome these problems. The result is the Roman Breviary published by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul in both Latin and English. No knowledge of the liturgy is required. All you have to do is click on the feastday, and then on the Canonical Hour you want to say. The rest is just like reading a book—everything is laid out for you in order according to the rubrics of the day. No more flicking through the ribboned sections of a weighty volume. No more apprehension that you are forgetting some obscure rubric. It's all there spelled out, in order, every day.
Learn More about the Breviary
And if you do want to deepen your knowledge of the Breviary or the Confraternity, this website can help you with that too. We already provide a short history of the Breviary, instructions on when to recite which Hours, a brief commentary on the psalms, and much more. And for those who would really like to understand the rubrics in greater depth, we provide in our bookstore a detailed but simply written electronic manual entitled How to Say the Breviary. We shall be expanding this website regularly with more information, so check back with us frequently. And may God reward your prayers by bestowing on you all those spiritual favours that come from a devout reading of the Church's Divine Office.
Is this Breviary for You?
Link to our Features Page to see what a difference our online edition of the traditional Roman Breviary can make in your life.
Link to the Office for the Feast of St. Pius X, our secondary patron. You can browse through the various Hours of the Office and get a feel for what to expect.
Check out the artwork, the original photos, play some of the music. We hope you enjoy the experience. More importantly do you think this approach to prayer is something that could be spiritually beneficial for you?
How Do I Get Started?
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Link to our online Breviary homepage. Underneath the login form is a box, with the words First-Time User? and Register Here in red letters underlined. Click on this link and complete the short form. Click the Sign up link.
Log in to our webiste using the user name and password you have chosen. When you first attempt to Recite the Breviary you will be linked to the subscription page. Here you may choose from our monthly subscription of $2.50 (USD) per month, or $24.00 for an annual subscription. Or simply send a check to the address provided on our Contacts page.
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Browse through our Catalog
For a list of our available titles CLICK HERE.
- Liturgical Books
- Books About The Liturgy
Commentary of the Four Gospels
Cornelius a Lapide created a Scripture Commentary so complete and scholarly that it was practically the universal commentary in use by Catholics for hundreds of years.
Commentary on the Book of Psalms
Commentary by the Jesuit Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine. This is a huge book of nearly four hundred pages, a spiritual goldmine.
Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin
The Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Latin includes approximately 17,000 words with the common meaning of Latin terms found in Church writings.
Dictionary of the Psalter
Contains the vocabulary of the psalms, hymns, canticles, and miscellaneous prayers of the Breviary Psalter. Edited by Dom Matthew Britt.
Explanation of the Psalms & Canticles in the Divine Office
The Explanation of the Psalms and Canticles in the Divine Office is one of the rarest works of Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori, Confessor, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.
Haydock Douay-Rheims Bible
The Haydock Bible is a larger-print format Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible with a comprehensive Catholic commentary taking up a half to two-thirds of each page.
How To Say The Breviary (e-book)
Want to know how to recite the Office correctly? This e-book is the definitive manual. Based on Hausmann's bestseller its 216 pages now include over a hundred illustrations and diagrams.
How To Serve
Dom Matthew Britt's extensive 1934 manual for the altar server, showing how to serve at simple, solemn and pontifical ceremonies.
Volume 1 of 2-book set on liturgical Latin by Scanlon & Scanlon, preparing the student for working knowledge of Latin of the Mass and Breviary.
2-volume set on liturgical Latin by Scanlon & Scanlon, preparing the student for working knowledge of Latin of Mass, Breviary, theology, philosophy and canon law.