From a seminarian:
I have a small but irksome question about the Divine Office. In the "new" Breviary, during this time in Advent there is but one antiphon, but three Psalms for the recitation of one of the Midday hours. Judging from the practice in the 1961 Breviary (or any other solid criteria), could you tell me whether the antiphon is to be repeated (once or more) in between each Psalm or whether it should be said only before (and after) the whole group of Psalms? Finally, ought the Gloria Patri be said both between different Psalms (in the above case) and between Psalms that have been broken up (as often happens in the Office of Readings or sometimes in the other Hours)?
Thank you for your response and expertise. With the promise of my prayers,
Thanks for the promise of prayers. I need them and earnestly request them.
I think I’ll let you kind readers instruct the young fellow!
What do you want to bet we’ll get different answers?