Thursday, April 10, 2008

Out Today: The Monastic Breviary Matins

I announce to you a great joy. Lancelot Andrewes Press has finally released the Monastic Breiviary for the office of Matins!

Here is an excerpt from the LAP website:

• 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
and Anglican usages, where necessary.

The cost is $45, which includes shipping and handling (if odering in the U.S.).

I guess I know where my book allowance from my next paycheck is going to go!

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