Office of Readings


#1

what time of day do you normally pray the Office of Readings (I am just wondering out of the people who do the Office of Readings, not those who don’t):stuck_out_tongue:


#2

Depends on the day.

On the weekends I’ll usually pray it before Morning Prayer. On the weekdays, I like to take some time to pray before Mass and I’ll pray it then (which means noon-ish or evening depending on when I’m going to Mass).


#3

Near midnight and as a Vigil. In a way, similar to the “old” Vigil-Matins.


#4

I usually pray it the evening before. I go to Divine Office for Night Prayer, Invitatory, and Office of Readings. With the audio, it is a bit like doing it in community. Also, I find it a good way to wind down the day.


#5

6 am. This summer I’m experimenting with combining it with Lauds to save some time (“Matins”), so I can get to work earlier and get home earlier to have more time for yard work, exercise, etc.

Normally I do monastic Vigils at 6 am followed by monastic Lauds at 7 am with breakfast and shower in between, and I head out for work at 7:30.

By combining them and using the Roman Office for the summer, I can get out of the house a half hour earlier.


#6

My goal is to pray Lauds and then Matins, in the morning, before leaving the house. But I have to leave the house at 6:00 a.m. to open the Cathedral for morning Mass. Sometimes all I can get to is Lauds, in which case I pray Matins after Mass.


#7

None of the above. After I finish morning prayer, I read the two long readings from the office of readings, but I don’t do the psalms or anything else from that particular office.


#8

Again, none of the above.

I usually pray it directly after Morning Prayer.

Reason: I try to start my prayers as soon as I wake up (some days are easier than others) and I order them in order of priority as I don’t know when my toddler will wake up! So I start with the ones which are time-bound and then, if she hasn’t woken up, continue. If she does wake up before I’ve got to it then I pray it whenever I next get a moment.


#9

I always pray it right before Lauds.


#10

Traditionally, it would be prayed during the night between compline and lauds (night and morning prayer). I don't often pray office of readings, but when I do, all other things being equal, I'd do it between those two. However, I don't often pray it, and when I do, I do it when I have time.


#11

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