Hey all. Got a simple question which I think I already know the answer to, but just thought I would double check.
I am, by an large, and EF attending Catholic. I used to pray the LOTH, but gave it up once I started going to the EF more. Following two different calendars was off-putting for me. In the LOTH, I would celebrate one saint, and then at mass, I would celebrate another.
Now, I know that, in order to make praying the traditional Divine Office liturgical, it should be prayed in Latin. At first, I intended to learn liturgical Latin so I could do just that, but it just is not a possibility in life at this time. Then today, I began wondering if there is any sort officially approved Office in the Church that is A) permitted in the vernacular and B) uses the old calendar, or something very similar to it.
My first guess was the Anglican Ordinariate. Unfortunately, they use, by and large, the OF calendar (the biggest exception I could find was the naming of the seasons was the older method; e.g. “Time after the Epiphany” instead of “Ordinary Time”).
So that leads me to my question: does anyone know of any sort of Breviary that came out after Vatican II in the vernacular, while yet retaining the older calendar? I am wondering if some of the other rites of the Church have this (e.g. the Ambrosian rite), or perhaps there is a monastic calendar/Office that is more similar to the older calendar.
Man, I just really wish some part of the EF Office was permitted in the vernacular…