I have the Christian Prayer one-volume edition. I'm already familiar with parts of LOH but I had two specific questions:
- How/when does one know when to use which parts of the prayers from the commons of the saints?
For example, today I found (checking myself with my phone's ibreviary app) that most of the psalms came from the ordinary Saturday week IV liturgy, but the reading, intercessories, and responsories came from the Common of Holy Women--which says to use "psalms and canticle from Sunday, Week I. Sunday Week I's psalms are not the same as those of Saturday Week IV. Furthermore, the entry for Elizabeth of Hungary says to use the common of women who helped the poor or something like that, which is a totally different set of reading, responsories, etc, than the regular common of holy women, and which is not what my ibreviary app shows.
- Is there an efficient/effective way to use the one volume Christian prayer's Office of Readings selections without outside books? Eg, aside from going to my bible and a spiritual reading of my choosing, is there a schedule or method using just the selections that can be repeated cyclically?
Oh, I just thought of a third question.
- I don't normally pray daytime prayer at this moment in my life, but I'm interested in gradually integrating it as my schedule permits. Again with the one-volume, how would I go about doing that? The layout of it seems really confusing to me right now. I dont get the whole 'complimentary psalm 1 and 2' or whatever it says. Is daytime prayer sorta like the OOR with the one volume book--selections, but not possible to be prayed fully?
Thanks, and I hope my questions arent confusing ;)