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  1. I’m just wondering why the Psalm-prayers listed in the Christian Prayer volume are no longer being said as part of the Office after the psalms. (Do these only appear in the Christian Prayer volume?) Thanks.

  2. i loved the song sung in morning prayer on nov. 20 sung by holy rosary church entitled “May we see you” i looked on the internet and could not find this song or its sheet music except for this site and a you tube with only the first verse sung. any idea where i can find the reference to this song?

  3. Today in morning prayer, the international readers did a very good job. The tempo was that of normal conversation and it was not overly pronounced. Good Work!

  4. Hi everyone… I am very new to this part of the Divine Office site. I have been praying it for over a year however. My priest told me to look for this because I told him I often got lost in the different sections of the book, Christian Prayer because of all the various saint’s days and memorials. I spent an awful lot of time searching for the right pages and prayers! This site makes it so much easier and with the podcast I don’t feel as though I’m praying alone so much.
    I love the Psalms… to me they are living prayers and relate directly to me so often I’ve often wept just because I knew the Lord was speaking to me through the Psalms that have been prayed by thousands of people before me.
    I also love the various hymns selected. Some are familiar and traditional and yet others are Celtic in sound and beautiful, haunting long after the last notes… indeed “He who sings prays twice.”
    I agree with Rihka, this site is a blessing! I am writing this on November 14, 2014.

  5. I also am finding it difficult to get in tune with the new international readers. It sounds very over pronounced and almost robotic. I am trying very hard but I miss my “friends” I have come to know and love. Would it be possible to have both? That would really help.

    • I would find it very helpful if there were a way to display the music to the hymns as well as the lyrics. I know that might be a little difficult with some of the newer music or songs that are not that well known but many of the hymns are traditional or even in chant and seeing the music is very helpful when trying to sing along.
      I was looking for a place to put a new comment or start a thread about this subject but wasn’t sure where to go to do that. I have been using the breviary for a few years but signed up with my email address only today.
      If anyone can direct me as to how to post a new comment or start a new thread I would be grateful. Thank you. Vixen57

  6. Greetings! I just tried to use Divine Office’s portal to Amazon to order some books. I first clicked on the red “HERE” and it took me to a site that asked if I would like to donate to a charity of mine, so I entered in the search bar. It did not bring up divine office, so I tried entering it every way I could think of and it still couldn’t find you. Then I came back to the website and entered through “Amazon”. I will order from there but I don’t know if there will be any donation to you from it. Please let me know if I need to do it differently. I appreciate your site and the mission you have been given. God Bless you all! DianeD

    • Diane, when I have ordered things from Amazon through other people’s portals, I start on their link and it automatically takes care of the donation part of it. Nothing ever appears to tell you how much, or that it was even done. As long as you’re entering from the link you find on this site you should be alright. I can’t see your post as I’m writing this so I hope I answered it correctly. :)

    • DianD, thank you for using the link on for your Amazon purchases. When you use the link to go to Amazon you won’t find us in their list of charities, but when you make a purchase they send us a referral commission. It does not affect the price you pay, but it gives us two or three percent of the cost of your purchase. This does become a sizable amount this time of year and it is sorely needed by this ministry so thank you for starting all your Amazon shopping using this link. For making a donation it is best to make it through the link on the left side below the Amazon “Start your shopping here” panel.

      God bless!

      • Yes, I have been doing this quite often, however, I confess that sometimes I do forget. I will be more diligent from now on. It seems so little to do and if it can help this ministry that means so much to me.

  7. I’m sorry but I don’t care for the ‘international’ voices recently introduced. It’s not that they don’t pray well, it’s that they don’t speak to “my inner voice”. I miss the old group who became my “friends” through prayer!

    I see you’ve received several positive comments on the new people but please consider keeping the readers mixed in the future. I miss my ‘friends’!

    Thanks and God bless you!
    Deacon Jerry

    • I think re-reading this may help:
      1 Peter 3:8-9

      All of you should be like-minded, sympathetic, loving toward one another, kindly disposed, and humble. Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult. Return a blessing instead. This you have been called to do, that you may receive a blessing as your inheritance.

      • Thank you Chloe! I have been struggling with a similar situation, debating whether or not to say anything (in my own parish). I guess the answer is accept it and move on. Re-reading 1 Peter 3:8-9 helped immensely.

        By the way, did you make your post before or after today’s evening prayer (11/6/14).

      • The reason I asked about when you posted was because I also posted after evening prayer, but did not see what you saw in the reading from 1 Peter. Thanks again.

    • God bless you Deacon. i love the Welsh i think voices. i love their reverence in prayer and totally enjoy their depth and character. They bring an added depth and dimension and truly, i believe assist in encouraging more international participation.

      As an aside: This Morning’ Office was again lovely. Both the readers have such clean clear readings. The female has always done such a professional job. It makes it a joy in praying along with her :)

      • Today, November 12th, both the Office of Readings and the Morning Office were perfect. i pray the Offices aloud along with the readers. When all are reading cleanly, smoothly and together in harmony, it becomes a real joy! Well done.

  8. It seems that today, November 5…I am not able to click on the morning offices. What is going on? Nothing appears on screen when I click on the chosen office of a particular Hour.

  9. Brothers and sisters, thank you for the recordings of the Office of the Dead for All Souls Day….it was the best I have chanted with you all…the tones were simple to follow and added to the communal prayer.
    Pax et bonum

  10. The reader on the 1st reading today (11/1/2014), with the British accent, is good, but would be even better if he slowed down a bit. I feel rushed through the reading. The pace of the reader on the 2nd reading is just right, as is his intonation and emphasis. This is meant as a constructive comment and I hope it is taken in that vein. This site is a blessing.

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