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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?
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|01-04-15||Most Holy Name of Jesus||Blessed Be the Name of the Lord|
|01-11-15||Holy Family||The Kings of the Earth Rise Up|
|01-18-15||2nd Sunday after Epiphany||The Cross is Mightier Than the Sword|
|01-25-15||3rd Sunday after Epiphany||Be Thou Healed|
|02-01-15||Septuagesima||Why Stand Ye Idle?|
|02-08-15||Sexagesima||My Strength is Made Perfet in Weakness|
|02-15-15||Quinquagesima||Blind, Ignorant and Stupid|
|02-22-15||Quadragesima||Lead Us Not Into Temptation|
|03-01-15||2nd Sunday in Lent||Climb Every Mountain|
|03-08-15||3rd Sunday in Lent||The Pitfalls of Pride|
|03-15-15||4th Sunday in Lent||Not By Bread Alone|
|03-22-15||Passion Sunday||The Beginning of the End|
|03-29-15||Palm Sunday||High Crimes and Misdemeanours|
|04-03-15||Good Friday||The Real Absence|
|04-05-15||Easter Sunday||The Crown After the Cross|
|04-12-15||Low Sunday||Gasping for God|
|04-19-15||2nd Sunday after Easter||Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain|
|04-26-15||3rd Sunday after Easter||Re-arming the Church|
|05-10-15||5th Sunday after Easter||Ask and Ye Shall Receive|
|05-17-15||Sunday within the Octave of Ascension||What's Next?|
|05-24-15||Whitsunday||Following the Apostles|
|05-31-15||Trinity Sunday||The Cry of the Banshee|
|06-07-15||Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi||They Have Taken Away My Lord|
|06-14-15||Sunday within the Octave of Sacred Heart||Lost and Found|
|06-21-15||4th Sunday after Pentecost||Working for Nothing|
|06-28-15||5th Sunday after Pentecost||Between a Man and a Woman|
|07-05-15||6th Sunday after Pentecost||From the Jaws of Death|
|07-12-15||7th Sunday after Pentecost||How Does Your Garden Grow?|
|07-19-15||8th Sunday after Pentecost||Balancing the Books|
|07-26-15||St. Anne||Mother of the Mother of God|
|08-02-15||10th Sunday after Pentecost||A Tale of Two Sinners|
|08-09-15||11th Sunday after Pentecost||Will Wonders Never Cease?|
|08-15-15||The Assumption||The Heavens Declare the Glory of God|
|08-16-15||St. Joachim||And Was Made Man|
|08-23-15||13th Sunday after Pentecost||Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole|
|08-30-15||14th Sunday after Pentecost||Fighting the Good Fight|
|09-06-15||15th Sunday after Pentecost||Reaping What We Sow|
|09-13-15||16th Sunday after Pentecost||Know Your Place|
|09-20-13||17th Sunday after Pentecost||The Fruit of Unity|
|09-27-15||18th Sunday after Pentecost||Correcting our Neighbour|
|10-04-15||19th Sunday after Pentecost||Angels of the Rosary|
|10-11-15||Divine Motherhood of the BVM||A Most Important Event|
|10-18-15||St. Luke the Evangelist||Lambs Among Wolves|
|10-25-15||Christ the King||Dangers in Church and State|
|11-08-15||24th Sunday after Pentecost||An Enemy Hath Done This!|
|11-15-15||25th Sunday after Pentecost||No Pain, No Gain|
|11-22-15||26th and Last Sunday after Pentecost||From End to Beginning|
|11-29-15||Advent Sunday||Season of Hopefulness|
|12-06-15||2nd Sunday in Advent||Reeds Shaken by the Wind|
|12-13-15||3rd Sunday in Advent||Serve the Lord with Gladness|
|12-20-15||4th Sunday in Advent||He Hath Exalted the Humble and Meek|
|12-25-15||Christmas Night||Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will|
|12-27-15||St. John the Divine||The Things of God|