LotH: Which Invitatory Psalm do you use?


#1

100 here. I like it's joy. :)

Which do you use?


#2

95 --- on my own I almost never vary................. I see no reason to experiment.


#3

[quote="Kevin812, post:2, topic:287652"]

95 --- on my own I almost never vary................. I see no reason to experiment.

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Same here. It is such a beautiful psalm.


#4

I have memorized Psalm 95 after saying it on a regular basis for some time. Perhaps I could memorize the others if I rotated them.


#5

95 ---, but, you know, I'm well aware there are others, so the comment by 95 of 'there are others? shock kind of took me a bit aback. Can't vote the way it's set up, as yes, I know there ARE others. . .:D


#6

[quote="Luigi_Daniele, post:1, topic:287652"]
100 here. I like it's joy. :)

Which do you use?

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Same one too. And for the same reason -- I like its joy!


#7

I used to rotate them. Now I use The Divine Office; so go with whatever they have for the day.


#8

I use Psalm 67. It’s the one called for in the Rule of St. Benedict.


#9

[quote="Elizium23, post:4, topic:287652"]
I have memorized Psalm 95 after saying it on a regular basis for some time. Perhaps I could memorize the others if I rotated them.

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Ditto. I know about the others, and when I use Universalis I recite whatever pops up, but I frequently just use 95 from memory as I'm going about my preps.


#10

Too bad that those who use more than one can't vote. :confused:


#11

[quote="agnes_therese, post:10, topic:287652"]
Too bad that those who use more than one can't vote. :confused:

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Indeed! When using the LOTH, I use 94(95) on Sundays, and 66(67) on weekdays except where 66 is one of the psalms for Lauds or Vespers.

My reasons are deeply rooted in tradition. Of course 94 is the invitatory par excellence, but 66 in the monastic tradition was always used to open Lauds, sung in directum (without antiphon) every day. So as an invitatory it makes sense.

When I use the Monastic LOTH, we have a different one every day as our psalmody is on a weekly cycle: 94 on Sundays, 28 on Mondays, 66 on Tuesdays, 45 on Wednesdays, 23 on Thursdays, 8 on Fridays and 80 on Saturdays.

These days being summer and being busier in summer, I use the LOTH. After labour day I'll revert to the Monastic Office.


#12

I switched to the 1960 Roman Breviary which says all the psalms in one week, so I say whichever is first that day. I used to say 95 most day, if I recall.


#13

Psalm. 95...beautiful with first three stanzas focused on God's magnificence, power and enduring caring love...and last two stanzas have a " hard reality edge" to them that reminds me that I have to work with God's graces and focus on His will...can't be a disciple Of Christ...running on "autopilot"...He demands to be "Number One"...in every aspect of my life.

Pax Christi


#14

Always 95 ... for practical reasons:

1) I'm easily confused. So if one of the others is going to come up later in the day with a "use 95 if you already used this one this morning" note, I'd rather just be able to say what's in front of me! :confused:

2) Related to the above, I often say some hours alone and some in common, so if I always say 95 alone in the morning then I know that if one of the other invitatory options comes up during the day, I won't be saying the same one twice.

3) I often start as soon as I wake up, after a short morning offering. So Psalm 95, which I have memorised, is a good way to slowly come round so that, by the end of it, I'm ready to tackle a full office (and on a good day might even remember to sync the General Calendar, National Calendar, Dominican Calendar and Diocesan Calendar and check which office I should be saying).


#15

[quote="Tantum_ergo, post:5, topic:287652"]
95 ---, but, you know, I'm well aware there are others, so the comment by 95 of 'there are others? shock kind of took me a bit aback. Can't vote the way it's set up, as yes, I know there ARE others. . .:D

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Hahaha:D


#16

[quote="SuscipeMeDomine, post:8, topic:287652"]
I use Psalm 67. It's the one called for in the Rule of St. Benedict.

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Really?:eek:

My monastery rotates them. Doing so means that when we come across one of them during the hours, we replace it with an extra* Psalm "stolen" from one of the day hours, or OOR.

NB: we *always pray an extra Psalm at Lauds and at Vespers "stolen" from one of the other hours...this "stealing" is an extra stealing


#17

[quote="DaveBj, post:9, topic:287652"]
Ditto. I know about the others, and when I use Universalis I recite whatever pops up, but I frequently just use 95 from memory as I'm going about my preps.

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Be aware that Universalis does not use an approved translation of the LotH.

Use the one in Joe Kelly's post above. ;)


#18

[quote="SuscipeMeDomine, post:8, topic:287652"]
I use Psalm 67. It's the one called for in the Rule of St. Benedict.

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Actually, no. The Rule calls for Ps 94(95). It calls for Ps 3 just before the invitatory. Ps 66(67) opens Lauds.

That's using the traditional Benedictine schema (now known as Schema A).

Schema B (all psalms in a week) rotates them daily with Ps 94(95) on Sunday


#19

[quote="OraLabora, post:18, topic:287652"]
Actually, no. The Rule calls for Ps 94(95). It calls for Ps 3 just before the invitatory. Ps 66(67) opens Lauds.

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Hmmm...

I had interpreted "The Morning Office on Sunday shall begin with Psalm 66 recited straight through without an antiphon" (and a similar instruction on weekdays) as meaning that was the Invitatory. But I guess it's not. And I actually changed to use Psalm 67 as the Invitatory in order to be more Benedictine in my prayer. Oh well...


#20

[quote="SuscipeMeDomine, post:8, topic:287652"]
I use Psalm 67. It's the one called for in the Rule of St. Benedict.

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[quote="SuscipeMeDomine, post:19, topic:287652"]
Hmmm...

I had interpreted "The Morning Office on Sunday shall begin with Psalm 66 recited straight through without an antiphon" (and a similar instruction on weekdays) as meaning that was the Invitatory. But I guess it's not. And I actually changed to use Psalm 67 as the Invitatory in order to be more Benedictine in my prayer. Oh well...

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The invitatory precedes the first office of the day. However, if Lauds is the first office, using ps 66 is indeed Benedictine, as that was always the first psalm of Lauds (said without antiphon).

But If you start with the Office of Readings then 94 would be more Benedictine. The OOR takes the place of Vigils.

I guess we can't have it both ways... unless doing the monastic LoTH and that's a rather formidable project for lay Catholics with a day job!


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