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Using the invitatory at the office of Vigils

The answer is that you should not read the invitatory at Vigils, as it is meant to begin the day's prayer. The invitatory is placed at the beginning of the whole sequence of the day's prayer, ...
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Why there isn't a daily prayer structure like Liturgy of the Hours among Protestants?

As a lifelong Protestant, born into a Protestant family, then converted, personally, at the age of sixteen and a Protestant ever since, it is evident to me - if to no other - that the very nature of '...
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Do clerics commit a sin if they do not recite the liturgy of the hours?

Do clerics commit a sin if they do not recite the liturgy of the hours? The short answer is yes. First of all, we must distinguish among those who have an obligation to pray the Divine Office. ...
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Posture when singing the Marian antiphon in the Evensong of the Divine Office of the Personal Ordinariates?

The Ordinariates' official office book is currently in preparation, but there does exist the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham of the UK Ordinariate [the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of ...
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Why is saying Vespers on Holy Thursday and Good Friday discouraged?

The first thought that crossed my mind was that the obligation (at least today) of reciting the Divine Office (including Vespers) was limited to the clergy and Religious. The obligation of reciting ...
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How do small groups pray the Liturgy of the Hours?

The format you have specified looks correct, but we follow a slightly different format: In the absence of a priest or deacon, it is recommended to have one person who presides the office. It is to be ...
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What do the names of the different hours of the divine office mean? Where do they come from? (Etymology)

"Matins" was traditionally sung overnight, or in the very early morning. The name comes from the Latin "matutinae" which means "morning [hours]". In the 1960s,with a revision of the Divine Office, ...
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How to learn to chant the Liturgy of the Hours?

How to learn to chant the Liturgy of the Hours? One could say it would great to self learn how to do it. But that leaves the learner not knowing if the Chant is properly being done. Thus, the best ...
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How to learn to chant the Liturgy of the Hours?

I am glad you enjoyed sung Liturgy of the Hours. The "music part where one word was underlined" is called the mediant, and the music changes accordingly with that word (or syllable). If you are ...
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Which is the distribution of daily hours for Western (e.g. Benedictine) monks?

What is the distribution of daily hours for Western (e.g. Benedictine) monks? The reason that you can not find any real references to this question is that there are too many variables to be taken ...
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What are some uses of the Magnificat, Benedictus and Nunc Dimittis in the Eastern Rites?

For the Eastern Orthodox Church: Magnificat: Sung at daily Matins, after the Psalter readings and Psalm 50 (LXX) Benedictus: I don't believe is sung regularly at any service. It is, however, the ...
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Why there isn't a daily prayer structure like Liturgy of the Hours among Protestants?

I don't think this is a question about protestantism in general - your mention of Anglicans, Lutherans and Methodists would say that. I, as an Anglican, would count myself very much as a protestant! ...
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When to repeat antiphons during the Liturgy of the Hours?

It is up to you. In general, you do repeat it when you are praying together with other people, but if you are on your own, you can choose whether you want repeat the antiphon after each strophe of the ...
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Different Lectionary Readings For Sundays

The traditional pattern of Anglican worship consists of three main public services: Holy Communion, Matins and Evensong; also called the Eucharist, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer respectively. ...
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Saying the concluding prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours

In the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours, there are no particular norms (rules) for which ending or formula you may use to conclude the Prayer of the Day with. That said one is free to ...
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Should praying the Liturgy of the Hours in private be out loud or silent?

Should praying the Liturgy of the Hours in private be out loud or silent? When I was in a monastery, we generally prayed the Divine Office silently when recited in private. One could if one wanted to ...
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Where is the martyrology in my breviary?

The Breviary and the Roman Martyrology are two separate books. In the Pre- Vatican II Divine Office the Martyrology was read at the conclusion of Prime. The reading of the Martyrology is added to the ...
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How does the divine office compare between the different rites?

Commonalities between the Horologion (Eastern Divine Office) and the Divinum Officium (Roman Office): Psalms are all found, that is assured. Some differences between the Divinum Officium and the ...
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Is Sung Matins a form of mass?

Is Sung Matins a form of mass? No, but Matins does form part of the Divine Office Matins is the first official set of prayers that all religious and all ordained members (priests and deacons) of the ...
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How do small groups pray the Liturgy of the Hours?

Your practice seems total OK to me. There is some room for variation in the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. In the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours sometimes no rule is given, ...
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