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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
01-01-14 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

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