This page will serve as a repository for liturgical materials–either new compositions, supplements to existing liturgies, customaries for existing liturgies, or re-formats of existing material to include in books or resources that don’t have them but need them. Materials will be added as created/adapted/needed.
Overall, the materials here will relate to the Daily Office and will have a character congruent with the Benedictine Christianity offered on this site. None of these materials are intended to serve as replacements for any official liturgies but as supplements to them. Furthermore, they are works in progress. Any constructive comments for the improvement will be appreciated.
There are four main areas here:
- New Compositions: These are creations/adaptations placed here for any use you want to make of them under the Creative Commons license.
- Customaries: These are not new liturgies but are ways of negotiating the ritual options allowed by our rubrics.
- Supplements: These may be supplemental materials for rites that already exist or materials to supplement specific resources that are missing something.
This page and the materials herein are works in progress and operate under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.
Anglican Offices of the Dead: (Matins of the Dead and Vespers of the Dead) I have adapted the Roman form as found in the Anglican Breviary using the same kind of manipulations that were used to create our Morning Prayer form the combination of Matins and Lauds and Evening Prayer from Vespers. (For those unfamiliar with these Offices, see the article from the Catholic Encyclopedia.) These are Rite I/traditional language.
For Rite II/contemporary language adaptations based on these Offices (and Mass texts) see Fr. Chris Tessone’s PDF Liturgies for the Dead and read his explanatory post. Too, see the (Rite II) Offices and procession used by the Order of Julian of Norwich below in section 4.
Following the traditional use, these may be read after the regular days Offices 1) on the first Friday of every month where we pray for all the departed, 2) on the day of death–or the day we are notified of someone’s death, 3) again on the day of burial, and 4) on the 3rd, 7th and 30th days after either death or burial. (While a double office is preferable you could, of course, read this instead of the usual offices…)
Anglican Lauds and Vespers: (Anglican_Lauds_Vespers) These offices follow the old (pre-Pius X) form of Lauds and Vespers. The point of these liturgies is that they are completely fixed and can be memorized for use in situations where reading passages from a book is not possible. (I developed them for singing in my car on the way to and from work…)
A supplement identifying the Little Chapters, Office Hymns, and Marian Antiphons for each season is still forthcoming.
I’ve become interested in the implications of how we construct our Offices, even mostly fixed liturgies like those in the Prayer Book. The following customaries represent three different ways of adhering entirely to the rubrics of the current American 1979 BCP, but that result in three different–but still Anglican–theologies. Two of these are my own compositions; the third is anonymous. I have received permission to post it from the people from whom I recieved it to the degree they can give it.
A Rite II Daily Office guide that follows the intentions of that revision: Office Quick Reference. This is the one that I did not create but I borrowed from its format.
A Rite I Daily Office guide that follows the pattern of the English 1662 BCP: 1662 Style Daily Office
A Rite I Daily Office Guide that follows a traditional Anglo-Catholic pattern: Anglo-Catholic Style Daily Office. Again–it does not add any elements not contained within the ’79 BCP so don’t expect a breviary office…
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