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Monastic Breviary Matins


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Monastic Breviary Matins is a complete English translation of the ancient Monastic Night Office, and is necessary for those who wish to recite the complete traditional Monastic Divine Office in English.

Contains beautiful, classic translations of the Psalms, Canticles, Hymns, Responsories, Lessons, Gospels, Collects and other elements of the Monastic Night Office, including the Lives of the Saints and readings from the great Fathers and Doctors of the Church.

Originally published in 1961 by the Society of the Sacred Cross, an Anglican religious community for women, in Tymawr, Wales.

A companion volume to The Monastic Diurnal, originally published by Oxford University Press in 1932 and reprinted in 2006 by Lancelot Andrewes Press.

As with The Monastic Diurnal, this translation conforms to the Coverdale Psalter of the classic Book of Common Prayer, as well as the Authorised (“King James”) Bible.

Parallel sets of Office texts and rubrics conforming to both the traditional Roman

Over 1,200 pages

Printed on high-quality, thin “Bible” paper with red dyed page edges

Soft, flexible deluxe imitation leather (vivella) cover

Durable smyth-sewn binding

Black text (with rubrics in italics)

Additional information

Weight 1.1875 lbs


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