For those who want to grow spiritually, Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office. People who desire to pray with the church can do so in a simple manner by following this Benedictine daily prayer model. Based on solid and traditional prayer patterns of more than fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within the Benedictine monastic tradition, Benedictine Daily Prayer helps readers celebrate and appreciate God's presence that is found everywhere, especially within the Divine Office. It offers a richer diet of classic office hymnody, psalmody, and Scripture than shorter resources are able to provide.
Benedictine Daily Prayer is designed for Benedictine Oblates, Benedictine monastics, and men and women everywhere. It's small enough to fit in a briefcase for travel. Scripture readings are from the NRSV.
Click here for an easy reference guide on how to use Benedictine Daily Prayer.
Benedictine Daily Prayer includes "Introduction," "An Aid to Praying Benedictine Daily Prayer," "Monastic Calendar," "Sunday and Weekday Readings," "The Ordinary of the Liturgy of the Hours," "The Weekly Psalter," "Supplemental Psalms and Canticles for Vigils and Lauds," "Festival Psalter," "Common for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary," "Common for Feasts of Apostles," "Common for Feasts of Martyrs," "Common for Feasts of Holy Men and Women," "Office for the Dead," "Proper of the Season (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Pentecost)," "Proper of the Saints," and "Appendix: A Selection of Benedictine Prayers."
Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD, is an oblate of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. His articles have appeared frequently in Worship. He is the author of Living Water, Sealing Spirit, The Rites of Christian Initiation, and Between Memory and Hope, published by Liturgical Press."
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About the Author
Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author or editor of twenty-five books and of more than ninety articles and essays, he is also a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, serves as an editorial consultant for Worship, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ecclesia Orans.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I may be in a minority concerning the mad dash towards inclusive language. I see the point to a degree but not to inconsistent translation of the same word according to personal preference. Having got that out of my system this is a very nice breviary. The quality of the binding is good and the text easy to read even for old eyes like mine. A pretty good attempt to be faithful to the Holy Rule all in all, considering there is no Hour of Prime and the Hour of Vigils is severely truncated from the twelve psalms called for. Still, Benedictine Daily Prayer is easy to use and is set up roughly according to what St. Benedict envisioned, I think. There are some very good Readings that are a break from the LOH. I would probably give it 4 stars if it weren't for the weak translation, for instance the Benedictus and the Magnificat. I copied them on cards from the RSV version and keep them in the front and back of the book. If the RSV had been used for the text, to my way of thinking I would have gladly given a 5 star rating. A good way to pray the Divine Office, roughly according to Benedictine tradition, if you are familiar with stronger translations. Nothing in Benedictine Daily Prayer is contrary to the Catholic faith, that I am aware of.
I bought this breviary knowing that it was not immediately clear where everything is and that it is not for the complete novice. Once I started using it, however,I have found it to be an excellent all-in-one volume for daily prayer. The psalm numbering is confusing; there are two numbers listed for most psalms, and at least one psalm (137) has omitted the last verse, leaving me to wonder what other verses are missing in the psalms. But, as a lightweight (literal adjective here) complete daily prayer book, I recommend it highly. The prayers are beautiful, meaningful, and enriching. The volume is very good for those who want the discipline of daily prayer and Scripture reading. Laurie R.
A wonderful and practical book for daily prayer!