I am a recent convert and attend a church that has its services in Latin, including Vespers and Compline. I have been looking for a Latin / English Breviary 2nd hand, but have had no look and so it looks like I will need to buy the Baronius Press 3 volume one which is a small fortune. I really want to both attend these services and pray the offices at home, but before I spend so much money want to be able to learn how to use it propers. I have looked on the internet but have so far not found a site that helps in any great way. The priest has very kindly loaned me his copy and although I have managed some degree of understanding I am still struggling with which propers are to be said, and more importantly where, and at what point the propers are said within Vespers for example. Does anyone know a good simple web site that can give examples or illustrations? That would be a real help. Once I am confident I can get to use it then I can obtain a copy, but if I cant get to grips with it there seems little point, Thanks in advance
You might find luck 1) placing this in the Trad Forum, 2) giving a post with your general location and seeing if there is anyone in the area who could help you, 3) ask some folks at your parish or have the Priest refer you to some, 4) check if there are any Facebook groups for the Latin Breviary. I am sure there are.
Here a link for the Anglican Breviary instructions. Does not have Mass, but the rest of the hours and rules for holy days. It will give an ok idea of the concepts.
For the daily hours I often use Divinumofficium.com which lays all the hours out in Latin/English. Not sure if the have the Mass there.
Good luck on your journey!
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Thanks Church Soldier. Lots of Good advice there !! Much appreciated