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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?
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.
|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|