I had a question regarding trying to pray all three little hours with the revised Divine Office. The general instructions state:
- Two psalmodies are provided: the current psalmody and the complementary psalmody. Those who pray one hour should use the current psalmody. Those who pray more than one hour should use the current psalmody at one hour and the complementary psalmody at the others.
The first set mentioned repeats after a four week cycle like the rest of the modern Psalter. The other series of complementary psalms mentioned above are just three sets of of three Gradual Psalms each.
So does that mean if I want to recite Terce, Sext, and None that two of these hours will essentially use the the same psalms everyday or so?
That seems…well…rather lame. I’m not sure how that’s an improvement on the weekly cycle of day prayers of the former Divine Office
I don’t suppose I could just take one psalm from the first set for each little hour which would make for a month long sequence–and still be in compliance with the rest of the Church, huh?