I got a free copy of Magnificat and have been praying the LOTH for the first time. However, the prayers in Magnificat don’t match up with prayers in the breviary. Just curious why they are different? I also just purchased Shorter Christian Prayer from eBay and I know it will be a little confusing so I’m just trying to understand beforehand. Thanks!
The morning and evening prayers in Magnificat are abbreviated offices “drawn from” the LOTH (source: magnificat.net/english/index.asp), not the official texts of Morning and Evening Prayer as found in the breviary.
Thank-you both! And if my understanding is correct, the Shorter Christian Prayer book will be the same 4 weeks repeated over and over? I struggled between getting that one and the Christian Prayer book… I thought for a newbie the former would be better. Hopefully it won’t get too repetitive!
Since today is St. Luke’s feast day, that’s probably why the readings aren’t in SCP. However, Divine Office lists Friday Week IV as tomorrow’s prayers. www.universalis.com lists Saturday Week IV as in SCP.
And what do I do on Sundays?
Sorry for all the questions but I really want to start using SCP soon!
OK, divineoffice.org has the pages listed for tomorrow as Friday Week IV, wrong, It should be Saturday week IV page 978. Its the feast of Isaac Jorgues and John De Brebeuf, page 1297. For Morning Prayer use the Antiphons from page 1402, and the Psalms from 1297.
In other words, you read the Antiphon from 1402, and then the Psalm from 1297. Everything else comes from after the Antiphons on 1402.
BTW, your book should’ve included a little white guide book. That has the correct pages.
I prayed the morning and evening prayers today. I think I have the flow of it although there is a section entitled “Morning Prayer” that has the Invitatory (with antiphon and psalm) however in the Psalter there is a section that says “Invitatory” and has a different antiphon. I’m not really sure about which one to pray. . .
I have been praying LOTH by using the online version:universalis.com/.
It was straightforward. Recently the parish priest convinced me a Christian prayer book is better. He ordered some for the parish so I purchased one - the large font.
In order to do it right, I start by using the online version as a reference and I have questions. Using today’s morning prayer as an example, the book says to use no 6 or 82 for the hymn.
But both 6 and 82 on the back of the prayer book, page 1507 and on, are different from the Hymn in online version. Can anyone help? Thanks.