PRAYERCAzT: Vespers (Breviarium Romanum)

Sometimes I get tired enough that I would almost be willing to pay someone to read my office to me so that I don’t have to read more words.

Anyway… I just turned on the mic and read, since I had to read my office anyway.

Sometimes, often, I use the Breviarium Romanum.

BTW… that is how the PODCAzTs started.

Some tired priest out there can say a prayer for me after listening.

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  1. jrotond2 says:

    I’ve often thought about how great it would be to have the entire Breviarium audio recorded for those of us who have to waste 2+ hours a day commuting to/from work. Reciting or even singing along to the Office would be such a better use of that time in the car.

  2. deborah-anne says:

    May God bless you for all you do Father Z. I so very much appreciate your podcasts and the hard work you put into this wonderful thoughtful blog. We don’t often enough tell you.

  3. revs96 says:

    This is funny, I JUST finished chanting Vespers in the EF. Great to see (hear?) others use the EF Brevarium.

  4. You can always read/sing along with Vatican Radio’s broadcasts of Lauds, Vespers, and Compline, or the many other fine LotH podcasts.

    Of course, since priests have a lot of stuff to read, that might not be enough. And to be fair, it does take a lot longer with all the singing; but it’s very pleasant and relaxing.

  5. Suburban: If you can stand the schlocky tunes they often use for the psalms.

  6. ipadre says:

    That is how I felt tonight. Just didn’t feel like doing the Office, but I did. I would sometimes prefer to sit before the Blessed Sacrament for two hours and not say the Office. More grace in doing what is difficult!

  7. Geometricus says:

    Thanks Father. That was neat. I just have one question: I was following along on this site: and they had a different Magnificat antiphon:

    Ad Magnificat Antiphona
    Pax vobis, * ego sum, alleluia: nolite timere, alleluia.

    What was the one you used? I heard “tertia die” at the end, so I assume it mentioned Christ resurrecting on the third day.

  8. Flambeaux says:

    Thank you, Father, for sharing this.

    And thank you to all the clergy who do pray your Office whether you feel like it or not. My family and I are very grateful.

  9. wanda says:

    You are in our prayers, Father. In response to your earlier request for a prayer, I lighted a candle for you before the Icon of the Blessed Mother holding the child Jesus and asked for her perfect Mother’s prayers on your behalf.

    Get some rest Father Z., you’ve been slogging through the muck. Sleep peacfully and be refreshed for the new day.

  10. wanda: Thank you very much for that. It is much needed.

  11. Re: psalm tunes, I guess I don’t notice that. I’m all about the hymns at the beginning for the music. :) That’s where the Vatican Latin broadcasts have a definite advantage over the other podcasts — Latin hymns.

    Good night, all! Sweet dreams, and don’t let the (hopefully figurative) bedbugs bite!

  12. MaryAgnesLamb says:

    I am so glad you posted this–I have sometimes felt the same way; and really beat myself up about it. And another thank you to Ipadre, for the same reason. Sometimes I want to just spend a Holy Hour instead; however, my Secular Carmelite Constitutions do not bind me to that—Lauds, Vespers and Compline (Compline highly recommended rather than required–and I feel so guilty sometimes when I am tired that I almost drag myself to my prayer corner. Funny thing though, I never regret it afterwards.

    Thanks for all you do, Father. Continuing to pray for your intentions–when I am spending a bit of daily time praying for priests, I remember you always by name.

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