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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?

 

Check out the Features

 

Link to our Features Page to see what a difference our online edition of the traditional Roman Breviary can make in your life.

 

Check out a Sample Day

 

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?

 

Register and Subscribe

 

Register

 

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.

 

Subscribe

 

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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DATE FEASTDAY TITLE
01-01-13 Circumcision of Our Lord Bloodshed at Christmas
01-06-13 Epiphany The Homage of Three Kings and a Queen
01-13-13 Octave Day of Epiphany Restoring Peace on Earth
01-20-13 2nd Sunday after Epiphany Invitation to the Feast
01-27-13 Septuagesima Sunday Come, Labour On
02-03-13 Sexagesima Sunday Building our Ark
02-10-13 Quinquagesima Sunday Blind, Ignorant, or Stupid?
02-17-13 Quadragesima Sunday Enduring Temptation
02-24-13 2nd Sunday in Lent Climb Every Mountain
03-03-13 3rd Sunday in Lent Examining Our Conscience
03-10-13 4th Sunday in Lent Bread from Heaven
03-17-13 Passion Sunday A Church Draped in Purple
03-24-13 Palm Sunday Don't Just Suffer, Embrace Suffering!
03-31-13 Easter Sunday The Silence of the Resurrection
04-07-13 Low Sunday Whom Seekest Thou?
04-14-13 2nd Sunday after Easter Sheep of his Pasture
04-21-13 3rd Sunday after Easter Dwelling in the House of the Lord
04-29-13 4th Sunday after Easter My Sacrifice and Yours
05-05-13 5th Sunday after Easter How to Love our Enemies
05-09-13 Ascension Day The End of the Story—or is it?
05-19-13 Whitsunday Gifts for our Mission
05-26-13 Trinity Sunday In His Own Image and Likeness
06-02-13 Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi Look the Right Way
06-09-13 Sunday within the Octave of Sacred Heart Seeking the Lost
06-16-13 4th Sunday after Pentecost Let Down Your Nets
06-23013 5th Sunday after Pentecost True Love and Peace
06-30-13 6th Sunday after Pentecost Let We Forget
07-07-13 7th Sunday after Pentecost Gardening Tips
07-14-13 8th Sunday after Pentecost Balancing the Books
07-21-13 9th Sunday after Pentecost His Own Received Him Not
07-28-13 10th Sunday after Pentecost An Humble and Contrite Heart
08-04-13 St. Dominic St. Dominic and the Cathars
08-11-13 12th Sunday after Pentecost The Spirit of the Law
08-18-13 13th Sunday after Pentecost Leprosy and the Soul
08-25-13 14th Sunday after Pentecost Making War on Mammon
09-01-13 15th Sunday after Pentecost Making Friends with Mammon
09-08-13 Nativity of the BVM Born to Us This Day
09-15-13 Seven Sorrows of the BVM Feeling Your Pain
09-22-13 18th Sunday after Pentecost On Giving and Taking Scandal
09-29-13 St. Michael Archangel What a Wonderful World
10-06-13 Rosary Sunday A Tale Told by an Angel
10-13-13 Anniversary of Fatima An Urgent Message from On High
10-20-13 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Rendering Unto Caesar
10-27-13 Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Hail Redeemer, King Divine!
11-03-13 24th Sunday after Pentecost Save Us, Lord, We Perish!
11-10-13 25th Sunday after Pentecost For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today
11-17-13 26th Sunday after Pentecost No Pain, No Gain
11-24-13 27th and Last Sunday after Pentecost Behold, I Have Told you Beforehand
12-01-13 Advent Sunday Show Me Thy Ways, Teach Me Thy Paths
12-08-13 Immaculate Conception of BVM Full of Grace
12-15-13 3rd Sunday in Advent A Time to Rejoice?
12-22-13 4th Sunday in Advent Sweeping Out The Stable
12-25-13 Christmas Midnight Mass O Little Town of Bethlehem
12-29-13 Sunday in the Christmas Oc tave A Christmas Murder

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