Liturgy of the Hours
On this page you will find tools that will help you pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
An Introduction to praying Liturgy of the Hours by Martha Krieg
The New Melleray Antiphonal
Using the Antiphonal:
- Using the New Melleray Antiphonal by Brother Kevin – Dec 2001
- Directions for NM Antiphonal – Denny Day – 2006 (The first two pages of this document contain a schedule for switching out various sections from storage to your “working” volume; the following pages contain a description of the various parts of the antiphonal.)
- Notes about the New Melleray Antiphonal by Linda Harrington – June 2018
- New Melleray antiphonal notebook cover pages as described in the ‘Notes about the NM Antiphonal’ above
- New Melleray antiphonal notebook spine labels as described in the ‘Notes about the NM Antiphonal’ above
- Song of Zachary (Benedictus) and Song of Mary (Magnificat). Use this to print cards for use with the Antiphonal.
- Angelus, Regina Coeli, Examen (At New Melleray, the Angelus is said as the bells ring – first in three sets of three, then in 9 peals – after Vigils, Sext and Compline; during Easter season, the Regina Coeli is recited instead. The silence after Sext and Compline can be used for the Examen.)
- Compline: Coming soon
New Melleray Ordos for the current year: (ordos will be added as they are received)
- 2020 liturgical year 1 – Advent, Christmas, Weeks 2 and 3 of Ordinary time (Dec 1, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020)
- 2020 liturgical year 2 – 4th week of Ordinary Time thru 5th week of Lent (Feb 2, 2020 – April 4, 2020)
- 2020 liturgical year 3 – Holy Week thru 13th week of Ordinary Time (April 5, 2020 – July 4, 2020)
An alternative to the New Melleray Antiphonal
The document provided here is a simpler guide to the Liturgy of the Hours based on the ordo of Our Lady of the Mssissippi Abbey (which is not all that different from New Melleray’s). It has only the antiphons and prayers for ordinary time; there is nothing for any of the feasts or solemnities, nor is there anything for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter. Just Ordinary Time. It is much more portable than the NM Antiphonal, and much simpler to use. You will need to use a psalter with the booklet.
It’s easiest to down load the document to a flash drive, take it to a place like Staples or Kinkos and have them print and bind the document. If you want to do it yourself, print the document double sided, flipping pages on the short edge. Then cut the stack in half, fold one side over the other (make sure the page numbers are in the right order), and bind.
An Analysis of the Psalms by Fr Stephen Verbest
This quite detailed analysis of the psalms was found in the AIC archives. Fr. Stephen probably used it for one of his presentations on the psalms.
Other Resources for praying Liturgy of the Hours
- Today’s Mass Readings
- Today from the Rule
- Office of Readings (Universalis)
- Morning Prayer (Universalis)
- Evening Prayer (Universalis)
- Night Prayer (Universalis)
- New Melleray Compline (Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “play” button. Be patient; the audio begins 10 seconds into the recording.)