231. [89] All should be intent on cooperating with God's grace, so as not to receive it in vain. 259. Men and women religious not bound to a common celebration, as well as members of any institute of perfection, are strongly urged to gather together, by themselves or with the people, to celebrate the liturgy of the hours or part of it. This consideration does away with the problem of a possible discrepancy between personal feelings and the sentiments a psalm is expressing: for example, when a person feels sad and the psalm is one of joy or when a person feels happy and the psalm is one of mourning. On Christmas eve it is fitting that by means of the office of readings, a solemn vigil be celebrated before Mass. The psalms are distributed over a four-week cycle in such a way that very few psalms are omitted, while some, traditionally more important, occur more frequently than others; morning prayer and evening prayer as well as night prayer have been assigned psalms appropriate to these hours. 224. Varying these ways should depend not so much on external circumstances as on the different genres of the psalms to be recited in the same celebration. Hence, the one whose resurrection we celebrate by keeping watch a little longer will see to it that we reign with him by living a life without end." 172. In praying the psalms we should open our hearts to the different attitudes they express, varying with the literary genre to which each belongs (psalms of grief, trust, gratitude, etc.) All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. Ways of Singing the Psalms Chapter III-IV. 179-193). 45, which describes their importance in the liturgy of the hours. 185. Mysteries of the Lord Chapter IV-II. From 29 December until 5 January the readings for Year I are taken from the Letter to the Colossians (which considers the incarnation of the Lord within the context of the whole history of salvation) and the readings for Year II are taken from the Song of Songs (which foreshadows the union of God and humanity in Christ): "God the Father prepared a wedding feast for God his Son when he united him with human nature in the womb of the Virgin, when he who is God before all ages willed that his Son should become man at the end of the ages. 6, 7, 15; AG no. Morning prayer on Christmas Day is said as a rule before the Mass at Dawn.Other Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God. It is a general principle that care should be taken in liturgical services to see that "at the proper times all observe a reverent silence." 51. At evening prayer II the psalms and canticles are proper; the intercessions are either proper or from the common. There are practical reasons for this, as well as the fact that in this way the various elements of liturgical celebration are not treated indiscriminately, but each can again be given its connatural meaning and genuine function. The office in choir and in common is to be celebrated according to the proper calendar of the diocese, of the religious family, or of the individual churches. 178. 144. The priest or deacon who presides at a celebration may wear a stole over the alb or surplice; a priest may also wear a cope. The liturgy of the hours, like other liturgical services, is not a private matter but belongs to the whole Body of the Church, whose life it both expresses and affects. www.vatican.va. Flag this item for. "God could give us no greater gift than to establish as our Head the Word through whom he created all things and to unite us to that Head as members. 166. Staying close to the meaning of the words, the person who prays the psalms looks for the significance of the text for the human life of the believer. Office of ReadingsChapter II-IV. 228-239). 249. All sit to listen to the readings, except the gospel. Moreover, it is in keeping with the poetic and musical character of the psalms that they do not necessarily address God but are sung in God's presence. The concluding prayer at morning prayer and evening prayer is taken from the proper on Sundays, on the weekdays of the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, and on solemnities, feasts, and memorials. [31] He taught us how to pray in what is known as the Lord's Prayer. The gospel Canticles of Zechariah, of Mary, and of Simeon are to be treated with the same solemnity and dignity as are customary at the proclamation of the gospel itself. 53. Psalm-prayers for each psalm are given in the supplement to The Liturgy of the Hours as an aid to understanding them in a predominantly Christian way. 194. [7] Still, for spiritual or pastoral advantage, the psalms appointed for a particular day may be replaced with others from the same hour of a different day. The Acts of the Apostles give frequent testimony to the fact that the Christian community prayed with one accord. Morning prayer and evening prayer are therefore to be accorded the highest importance as the prayer of the Christian community. Psalms and Their Connection With Christian Prayer Chapter III-II. In individual recitation there is even greater freedom to pause in meditation on some text that moves the spirit; the office does not on this account lose its public character. 215. Chapter III-IV. 223. 158. The word preces covers both the intercessions at evening prayer and the invocations for dedicating the day to God at morning prayer. The first is a one-year cycle and is incorporated into The Liturgy of the Hours; the second, given in the supplement for optional use, is a two-year cycle, like the cycle of readings at weekday Masses in Ordinary Time. Established seller since 2000. In a celebration with a congregation a short homily may follow the reading to explain its meaning, as circumstances suggest. 180. It is of the essence of the Church to be visible yet endowed with invisible resources, eager to act yet intent on contemplation, present in this world yet not at home in it." Sacred ministers have the liturgy of the hours entrusted to them in such a particular way that even when the faithful are not present they are to pray it themselves with the adaptations necessary under these circumstances. The results are many The Head is Son of God and Son of Man, one as God with the Father and one as man with us. Lay groups gathering for prayer, apostolic work, or any other reason are encouraged to fulfill the Church's duty, [103] by celebrating part of the liturgy of the hours. Night prayer is the last prayer of the day, said before retiring, even if that is after midnight. 191. New hymns can be set to traditional melodies of the same rhythm and meter. [14]. 103-120), as both Jewish and Christian tradition confirm. The first reading is from Scripture; the second is about the saint. . These are given in the four-week psalter. [18], We are right in thinking that he took part both in public prayers: in the synagogues, which he entered on the Sabbath "as his custom was;" [19] in the temple, which he called a house of prayer; [20] and in the private prayers that for devout Israelites were a daily practice. 70. 239. PAP. This especially applies to parishes - the cells of the diocese, established under their pastors, taking the place of the bishop; they "represent in some degree the visible Church established throughout the world." 15. Thus its readings are drawn from sacred Scripture, God's words in the psalms are sung in his presence, and the intercessions, prayers, and hymns are inspired by Scripture and steeped in its spirit. 242. It may come either after the repetition of the antiphon at the end of the psalm, in the traditional way, especially if the psalm-prayer is to be said after the pause (see no. .". The Church has been faithful in obeying this instruction; it never ceases to offer prayer and makes this exhortation its own: "Through him (Jesus) let us offer to God an unceasing sacrifice of praise" (Heb 15:15). 149. The choice of ways is dictated by the literary genre or length of each psalm, by the language used, whether Latin or the vernacular, and especially by the kind of celebration, whether individual, with a group, or with a congregation. 27. A quotation from the New Testament or the Fathers of the Church is added to foster prayer in the light of Christ's new revelation; it is an invitation to pray the psalms in their Christological meaning. Rather this complementarity necessarily demands that the same book be used in the Mass and in the liturgy of the hours in alternate years or that, if it is read in the same year, there be some interval in between. General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours by Catholic Church. In a similar but simpler way, the responsory at morning prayer, evening prayer, and night prayer (see nos. The priest or minister may say both parts of the intention and the congregation respond with a uniform response or a silent pause, or the priest or minister may say only the first part of the intention and the congregation respond with the second part.Lord's Prayer. They are incorporated into the psalter in such a way that the reading changes during the four weeks. 195. endstream endobj 1027 0 obj <>/Metadata 75 0 R/Outlines 81 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/Pages 1018 0 R/StructTreeRoot 84 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 1028 0 obj <>/Font<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Type/Page>> endobj 1029 0 obj <>stream Yet Jewish and Christian tradition does not separate prayer of petition from praise of God; often enough, praise turns somehow to petition. Introduction to the Whole OfficeChapter II-II. 121-123. 250. Mysteries of the LordSunday. His prayer in the recitation of the liturgy of the hours is always made in the name of the Church and on behalf of the Church entrusted to him. When the office of Ordinary Time is recited, not sung, the quotations printed with the psalms may be used in place of these antiphons (see no. 265. Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: 2002. Clerics and religious, as well as all the people of God, must be trained by suitable catechesis and practice to join together in singing the hours in a spirit of joy, especially on Sundays and holydays. It is this Spirit who "helps us in our weakness" and "intercedes for us with longings too deep for words" (Rom 8:26). Intercessions, Lord's Prayer, and Concluding PrayerThe Prayers or Intercessions at Morning and Evening Prayer, 179. On solemnities, the Easter triduum, and days within the octave of Easter, proper antiphons are said with three psalms chosen from the complementary psalmody, unless special psalms are to be used or the celebration falls on a Sunday, when the psalms are those from the Sunday of Week I of the psalter. [63], 14. After each reading there is a responsory (see nos. On greater solemnities the wearing of the cope by many priests or of the dalmatic by many deacons is permitted. 36. In the office of readings, at morning prayer, and at evening prayer: a. the psalms and their antiphons are taken from the current week and day, unless there are proper antiphons or proper psalms, which is indicated as the case occurs; b. the antiphon at the invitatory, the hymn, the short reading, the antiphons at the Canticles of Zechariah and of Mary, and the intercessions must be those of the saint if these are given in the proper; otherwise, they are taken either from the common or from the current week and day; c. the concluding prayer from the office of the saint is to be said; d. in the office of readings, the Scripture reading with its responsory is from the current cycle. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Different methods can therefore be used for the intercessions. "There was one heart and soul in the company of those who believed" (Acts 4:32). Whenever it seems good to add a vigil for other solemnities or pilgrimages, the general norms for celebrations of the word should be followed. It is preferable to recite the invitatory psalm responsorially as it is set out in the text, that is, with the antiphon recited at the beginning, then repeated, and repeated again after each strophe. In the rubrics and norms of this Instruction, the words "say .. .. recite," etc., are to be understood to refer to either singing or recitation, in the light of the principles that follow. Preachers of God's word also have at hand each day superb examples of sacred preaching. Those who act as readers, standing in a convenient place, read either the long readings or the short readings. 104. LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Bibliography *General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours. Evening prayer I of solemnities, Sundays, or feasts of the Lord falling on Sundays may not be celebrated until after Mass of the preceding day or Saturday. 100. Then, if a priest or deacon is presiding, he dismisses the congregation with the greeting, The Lord be with you, and the blessing as at Mass. As in the Lord's Prayer, petitions should be linked with praise of God and acknowledgment of his glory or with a reference to the history of salvation. [119] This recommendation applies also to laypersons. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the header. Pride of place is given to the Fathers because of their distinctive authority in the Church. 150. Their public or communal celebration should be encouraged, especially in the case of those who live in community. 156. The antiphon for each canticle is indicated, according to the character of the day, the season, or the feast. At evening prayer I and II, the hymn, the antiphons, the short reading with its responsory, and the concluding prayer are proper. Two psalmodies are provided: the current psalmody and the complementary psalmody. h��V�k�0�W��=}Y� ��d+l}X�:(}��'8.���tgIU��m��6��!�������8Ka����� B There are two cycles of biblical readings. Seven canticles are given for each week of the four-week cycle, one for each day. General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours By United States Conference of Catholic Bis 2003. On the weekdays from 17 to 24 December, during the octave of Christmas, and on the weekdays of Lent, no obligatory memorials are celebrated, even in particular calendars. The General Instruction forms the preface to the Roman Missal and not only contains the rules and rubrics for the celebration of the Eucharist but also ex- presses the Church’s understanding of the Mass. But it is no easy task to sing the entire office; nor is the Church's praise to be considered either by origin or by nature the exclusive possession of clerics and monks but the property of the whole Christian community. 110. But more is necessary: the faithful must "improve their understanding of the Bible, especially of the psalms," [1] according to their individual capacity, so that they may understand how and by what method they can truly pray through the psalms. The best-known example of this Messianic sense is the dialogue in Matthew's Gospel on the Messiah as Son of David and David's Lord, [4] where Ps 110 is interpreted as Messianic. At the end of the psalm the practice of concluding with the Glory to the Father and As it was in the beginning is retained. In a celebration in public and with a congregation, it belongs by tradition to a priest or deacon to say this prayer. 273. In order to sanctify the whole day more completely, they will also treasure the recitation of daytime prayer and night prayer, to round off the whole Opus Dei and to commend themselves to God before retiring. When they are proclaimed, great care should be taken that the reading is dignified, clear, and distinct and that it is really audible and fully intelligible for all. In the office of readings, the current cycle of sacred Scripture must always be respected. [67], 15. Gregory the Great, Homilia 34 in Evangelia: PL 76: 1282. In Year II, after the readings from Genesis (read before Lent), the history of salvation is resumed after the exile up to the time of the Maccabees. 262. In private celebration, the calendar of the place or the person's own calendar may be followed, except on proper solemnities and on proper feasts. It is the one Savior of his Body, the Lord Christ Jesus, who prays for us and in us and who is prayed to by us. Chapter III-III. 67. But whatever its historical origin, each psalm has its own meaning, which we cannot overlook even in our own day. Then the hymn is sung. What is the abbreviation for General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours? The primary aim must be to inspire hearts with a desire for genuine prayer and to show that the celebration of God's praise is a thing of joy (see Ps 147). The antiphons help to bring out the literary genre of the psalm; they highlight some theme that may otherwise not attract the attention it deserves; they suggest an individual tone in a psalm, varying with different contexts: indeed, as long as farfetched accommodated senses are avoided, antiphons are of great value in helping toward an understanding of the typological meaning or the meaning appropriate to the feast; they can also add pleasure and variety to the recitation of the psalms. Where anything proper is missing, it is supplied from the common. GILH abbreviation stands for General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours. Augustine, Enarrat. Copyright © 2020 Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. Irondale, Alabama. [15], Chapter II-VII. "In the days of his life on earth he offered up prayers and entreaties with loud cries and tears to the one who could deliver him from death and because of his reverence his prayer was heard" (Heb 5:7). Responsories set to simpler melodies can be sung more frequently than those responsories drawn from the traditional liturgical books. Following this line of thought, the Fathers of the Church saw the whole psalter as a prophecy of Christ and the Church and explained it in this sense; for the same reason the psalms have been chosen for use in the liturgy. Those who pray the psalms in the name of the Church nevertheless can always find a reason for joy or sadness, for the saying of the Apostle applies in this case also: "Rejoice with the joyful and weep with those who weep" (Rom 12:15). 77. [100]. Different hymns and prayers are given for each of the hours so that, in keeping with tradition, they may correspond to the true time of day and thus sanctify it in a more pointed way. ad Tim 1, Homilia 6: PG 62, 530. 129. [6] In addition, the reading of sacred Scripture in the liturgical celebration is always accompanied by prayer in order that the reading may have greater effect and that, in turn, prayer - especially the praying of the psalms - may gain fuller understanding and become more fervent and devout because of the reading. A priest or deacon should normally preside at every celebration with a congregation and ministers should also be present. Mt 5:44, 7:7, 26:41; Mk 13:33, 14:38; Lk 6:28, 10:2, 11:9, 22:40 and 46. [48] He unites to himself the whole human community [49] in such a way that there is an intimate bond between the prayer of Christ and the prayer of all humanity. 2. General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours book. 84. St. Chapter II-II. 99. They belong to the very essence of the Church itself, which is a community and which in prayer must express its nature as a community. READ ONLINE [ 3.01 MB ] Reviews If you need to adding benefit, a must buy book. A pertinent responsory also follows the second reading. [114]. 233. On memorials of saints when the celebration is not impeded, the reading in connection with the saint replaces the current second reading (see nos. [29], 5. History *Taft, Robert. The Easter Vigil takes the place of the office of readings. 123. Further, since in the Roman Rite the office of readings is always of a uniform brevity, especially for the sake of those engaged in apostolic work, those who desire, in accordance with tradition, to extend the celebration of the vigils of Sundays, solemnities, and feasts should do so as follows. 148. [1]. 217. 192. In place of the Sunday psalms of the current week, there is an option to substitute the Sunday psalms of a different week, and, in the case of an office celebrated with a congregation, even other psalms especially chosen to lead the people step by step to an understanding of the psalms. The Church commissions them to celebrate the liturgy of the hours so as to ensure at least in their persons the regular carrying out of the duty of the whole community and the unceasing continuance of Christ's prayer in the Church. 175. 40. There is also great hope that new ways and expressions of public worship may be found for our own age, as has clearly always happened in the life of the Church. 208. In the arrangement of the office there is no difference between obligatory and optional memorials, except in the case of optional memorials falling during privileged seasons.Memorials During Ordinary Time. h�b```�j�����aB� ��mcHĶ�B%uL�z�Q�^BLW�T3��T>y-~�).Ň��0�rm�m���X�j����ޭZ� �.�%�p��.��$< L�(kC9n :ݞ�)�Hs1�/�*\�����n����O�FG����A�@�����4��#xH�20��CT1� _VLt The declarations of Vatican Council II on liturgical singing apply to all liturgical services but in a special way to the liturgy of the hours. The psalmody of morning prayer consists of one morning psalm, then a canticle from the Old Testament and, finally, a second psalm of praise, following the tradition of the Church. In the Latin tradition of psalmody three elements have greatly contributed to an understanding of the psalms and their use as Christian prayer: the captions, the psalm-prayers, and in particular the antiphons. The beauty of their language often adds to this power. While the General Instruction to the Liturgy of the Hours describes the structure for praying the Hours in common, there is still much variation, even among Carmelites. Indeed, the recitation of these hours should be recommended also to individual members of the faithful unable to take part in a celebration in common. 19. Clearly the psalms are closely bound up with music (see nos. Dewey: 264/.024: Edit. The reason is that this reading is not the result of individual choice or devotion but is the planned decision of the Church itself, in order that in the course of the year the Bride of Christ may unfold the mystery of Christ "from his incarnation and birth until his ascension, the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of blessed hope and of the Lord's return." After the psalmody there is a reading, followed by the responsory, Into your hands. [4] Nevertheless, "the Church does not exclude any type of sacred music from liturgical services as long as the music matches the spirit of the service itself and the character of the individual parts and is not a hindrance to the required active participation of the people." . endstream endobj 1030 0 obj <>stream [66], Hence, not only when those things are read "that are written for our instruction" (Rom 15:4), but also when the Church prays or sings, faith is deepened for those who take part and their minds are lifted up to God, in order to offer him their worship as intelligent beings and to receive his grace more plentifully. The witness of the early Church teaches us that individual Christians devoted themselves to prayer at fixed times. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; texts. Introduction to the Whole Office, 34. The office of Sunday begins with evening prayer I, which is taken entirely from the four-week psalter, except those parts that are marked as proper. 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