Divine Office Forum: Daytime Prayers: Terce, Sext, None
Daytime Prayers: Terce, Sext, None QUESTION from T. MtJoy August 8, 2001 I have recently begun praying the hours. I am fortunate to be able to take time out of my workday to pray Terce, Sext & None... however my volume Christian Prayer only has a one-week scheme. I know that the Daughters of St. Paul have the complete Daytime Prayers in their Christian Prayer but wondered if anyone has published an online guide.
I eagerly await your 14 Sessions Course... I pray for your health.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on August 12, 2001 Dear MtJoy:
Thanks for the encouagement for the Divine Office Course. I hope to have at least the first few lessons done by the end of the month.
I am thrilled to hear that you are taking time during the day to pray the Day prayers. The Council Fathers encorugages all the faithful to pray some part of the Divine Office as they are able. This prayer is the second most important prayer of the Church. Only the Mass is more important. And the Divine Office outranks the Rosary, by the way, in importance.
The Daughters of St. Paul has a small guide that usually comes with the book. They are sometimes hard to find. But all it contains is the dates of when each week, or special holy day occurs. It is merely a calendar.
I will be creating a webpage that will duplicate this dates chart as soon as I can find the time.
Once you know where you are in the calendar one can figure it out from there pretty much.
For Example: The week beginning today is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Week III. So the Day prayers for this coming week will come from Week III in the Psalter, except for Wedneday which is the Solemnity of the Assumption. On that day, there are special antiphons and readings for Day Prayer especially for this Feast day located in Proper of Saints, on page 1202 in the Daughters of St. Paul edition.
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