The Roman Breviary

The traditional Divine Office of the
Most Holy Roman Catholic Church



 
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Traditional Catholic artwork
The website contains thousands of illustrations that bring to life the readings from holy Scripture and the lives of the saints.  See the old masters in their true setting, as an inspiration to prayer.


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Photographs

Glorious pictures of the exteriors and interiors of churches and other scenes relevant to the lives of the saints.
Latin and English
Complete side-by-side text in Latin and traditional English for easy comparison.
Historical artwork and photography
Pictures of canonizations, councils, the traditional liturgy, and other scenes of historical interest.
Prayers for the whole day
Sanctify your entire day with the offices of Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline.
Traditional Liturgical Music
Throughout the website, the text of the Holy Liturgy is accompanied by Plainchant and choral singing by the great choirs of England and Europe.  A huge variety of traditional liturgical music.
Martyrology
Daily readings from the Roman Martyrology included at Prime, listing all the saints celebrated on the following day.
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Traditional Calendar
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The authentic Breviary as used since the 1911 revisions made by Pope St. Pius X.
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None of the recent changes
Much of the Roman Breviary was suppressed during the 1950s and 1960s.  This text predates those changes.


Published by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul
Traditional Psalter
The Vulgate Psalter is used throughout.
Traditional English Translation
The English translation has been carefully selected to balance accuracy, readability, and the aesthetic beauty of traditional English.
Scripture Readings
The most important Scripture passages are included in the Breviary for the entire year.
Lives of the Saints
The biography of the Saint of the Day is read as part of Matins.
Gospel Commentaries
The Fathers of the Church provide daily insight into the the Gospel of each Day.

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