For Sundays and Holydays
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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|01-01-14||Circumcision of Our Lord||Doorway to a New World|
|01-05-14||Most Holy Name of Jesus||What's in a Name?|
|01-12-14||Most Holy Family||Keeping the Home Fires Burning|
|01-19-14||Second Sunday after Epiphany||The Cross is Mightier Than the Sword|
|01-26-14||Third Sunday after Epiphany||Charity Towards Outsiders|
|02-02-14||Purification of the BVM||A Worthier Offering|
|02-09-14||Fifth Sunday after Epiphany||The Enemy in our Midst|
|02-16-14||Septuagesima Sunday||Why Stand Ye Idle?|
|02-23-14||Sexagesima Sunday||My Strength is Made Perfect in Weakness|
|03-02-14||Quinquagesima Sunday||Blind, Ignorant, and Stupid|
|03-09-14||Quadragesima Sunday||Lead Us Not Into Temptation|
|03-16-14||Second Sunday in Lent||Antidotes to Evil|
|03-23-14||Third Sunday in Lent||The Subtleties of Pride|
|03-30-14||Fourth Sunday in Lent||Not by Bread Alone|
|04-06-14||Passion Sunday||The Beginning of the End|
|04-13-14||Palm Sunday||High Crimes and Misdemeanours|
|04-20-14||Easter Sunday||The Lord is Truly Risen|
|04-27-14||Low Sunday||Seeing and Believing|
|05-04-14||Second Sunday after Easter||Worthy Is the Lamb that Was Slain|
|05-11-14||Third Sunday after Easter||Patron of the Universal Church|
|05-18-14||Fourth Sunday after Easter||A Little Taste of Heaven|
|05-25-14||Fifth Sunday after Easter||Ask, and Ye Shall Receive|
|06-01-14||Sunday within the Octave of Ascension||The Lumen Christi|
|06-08-14||Whitsunday||The Bottom Line|
|06-15-14||Trinity Sunday||In His Image and Likeness|
|06-22-14||Sunday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi||They Have Taken Away My Lord|
|06-29-14||Holy Apostles Peter & Paul||The Duty of Love and the Sign of Fear|
|07-06-14||Fourth Sunday after Pentecost||Launch Out Into The Deep|
|07-13-14||Fifth Sunday after Pentecost||Rendering No Man Evil For Evil|
|07-20-14||Sixth Sunday after Pentecost||I Have Compassion on the Multitude|
|07-27-14||Seventh Sunday after Pentecost||How Does Your Garden Grow?|
|08-03-14||Eighth Sunday after Pentecost||Balancing the Books|
|08-10-14||St. Lawrence, Archdeacon & Martyr||The Time of our Visitation|
|08-15-14||Assumption of BVM||The Image and Likeness of God|
|08-17-14||Tenth Sunday after Pentecost||An Humble and Contrite Heart|
|08-24-14||St. Bartholomew, Apostle||Saving Our Own Skin|
|08-31-14||Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost||Sounding the Shofar|
|09-07-14||Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost||Leprosy and the Soul|
|09-14-14||Exaltation of Holy Cross||In This Sign Shalt Thou Conquer|
|09-21-14||St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist||Leaving Things Behind|
|09-28-14||Sixteenth Sunday aftr Pentecost||Keeping the Sabbath|
|10-05-14||Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost||The Gift of the Rosary|
|10-12-14||Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost||Physician, Heal Thyself|
|10-19-14||Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost||Mission Sunday|
|10-26-14||Christ the King||Democracy with a King|
|11-02-14||Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost||The Importance of Forgiving|
|11-09-14||Dedication of Lateran Basilica||This Place is Holy|
|11-16-14||Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost||Minstrels and People Making Noise|
|11-23-14||Twenty-Fourth & Last Sunday after Pentecost||Behold, I Have Told You Beforehand|
|11-30-14||Advent Sunday||Show Me Thy Ways, Teach Me Thy Paths|
|12-07-14||Second Sunday in Advent||Enjoying Advent|
|12-14-14||Third Sunday in Advent||One Whom Ye Know Not|
|12-21-14||Fourth Sunday in Advent||Sweeping Out The Stable|
|12-25-14||Christmas Day -- Midnight Mass||How Silently the Wondrous Gift|
|12-28-14||Holy Innocents||Hopes and Fears|