I went to daily Mass one time (I won't mention where), and I noticed that there was one priest who did evening prayer in addition to the Mass. Now, while that all seems fine and good, I actually had a few questions from what I saw there:
1.) The priest did the sign of the cross when Mass began (as usual). However, he then told us to sit down, and we sang from the beginning of evening prayer to the canticle before the place where one would usually say the LOTH reading of the day.
Apparently, when he did this, he did it so that it superseded the Kyrie and the Opening Prayer and went straight to the Daily Mass readings (at least, in this one instance anyway). Is that allowed in the Roman Rite rubric, especially for friars?
2.) He then did the Magnificat (which would normally be right before the end of the LOTH if it was done outside of Mass) after Communion but before the Dismissal. Is this also valid?
If there are any consecrated religious out there (friars and monks especially) who can help answer this, that would be great. Thanks! :)