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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
01-01-16 Circumcision Standing at the Door
01-03-16 Most Holy Name of Jesus In No Other Name
01-10-16 Holy Family Haven of Peace
01-17-16 2nd Sunday after Epiphany Water into Wine
01-24-16 Septuagesima Sunday Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
01-31-16 Sexagesima Sunday Glorying in our Infirmities
02-07-16 Quinquagesima Sunday O Lord, That I May See
02-14-16 Quadragesima Sunday Lead Us Not Into Temptation
02-21-16 2nd Sunday in Lent Climb Every Mountain
02-28-16 3rd Sunday in Lent The Subtleties of Pride
03-06-16 4th Sunday in Lent Caveat Emptor
03-13-16 Passion Sunday Beginning of the End
03-20-16 Palm Sunday High Crimes and Misdemeanours
03-25-16 Good Friday Darkness
03-27-16 Easter Sunday Silent Night
04-03-16 Low Sunday Help Thou My Unbelief
04-10-16 2nd Sunday after Easter The Sheep of His Pasture
04-17-16 3rd Sunday after Easter Protector of Holy Church
04-24-16 4th Sunday after Easter Eye Hath Not Seen
05-01-16 Saints Philip & James, Apostles Faith and Good Works
05-08-16 Sunday within the Octave of Ascension Lumen Christi
05-15-16 Pentecost Sunday Tongues of Fire
05-22-16 Trinity Sunday Cry of the Banshee
05-29-16 Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi The Bottom Line
06-05-16 Sunday within the Octave of Sacred Heart Lost and Found
06-12-16 4th Sunday after Pentecost Working for Nothing
06-19-16 5th Sunday after Pentecost True Peace and Love
06-26-16 6th Sunday after Pentecost Feed My Sheep
07-03-16 7th Sunday after Pentecost By Their Fruit
07-17-16 9th Sunday after Pentecost Jesus Wept
07-24-16 10th Sunday after Pentecost Not Like Other Men
07-31-16 11th Sunday after Pentecost Plainly Speaking
08-07-16 12th Sunday after Pentecost The Greatest Law
08-14-16 13th Sunday after Pentecost Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole
08-21-16 14th Sunday after Pentecost Lilies of the Field
08-28-16 15th Sunday after Pentecost The All-Seeing Eye
09-04-16 16th Sunday after Pentecost The Sound of the Shofar
09-11-15 17th Sunday after Pentecost Prisoners of the Lord
09-18-16 18th Sunday after Pentecost Correcting our Neighbor
09-25-16 19th Sunday after Pentecost  
10-02-16 20th Sunday after Pentecost Angels of the Rosary (1)
10-09-16 21st Sunday after Pentecost Angels of the Rosary (2)
10-16-16 22nd Sunday after Pentecost The Things That Are God's
10-23-16 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Mission Not Yet Accomplished
10-30-16 Christ the King Hail, King of the Jews!