I am fairly decent at reading classical Latin, but ecclesiastical Latin has been giving me some trouble. It’s not the language per se that is giving me issues, but it is instead the manner in which it is used. In classical, I was trained to treat the text almost like a puzzle, first spotting the verb and breaking the sentence down from there. This approach is fine when reading a text leisurely, but when attempting to pray the Office in Latin, for example, you have no choice but to read/say aloud the text from beginning to end, without first pausing to parse the sentence or look to find the verb at the end.
Does anyone have any tips that can help?