The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Product Code: 9781905574407
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.00/5 Stars. (2 Reviews)

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This is the first ever edition that includes the complete Gregorian Chant for the Little Office – in traditional four stave notation! The music for the Little Office has never before been assembled together in one volume. For many people the Gregorian chant of the Little Office offers a starter to the beauty of the Church's traditional liturgical heritage. This volume will help you sing all the Hours of the Little Office.

Our edition includes a commentary on the rubrics and ceremonial by "A Master of Novices" (which was first published in the early twentieth century), and also includes a description of the indulgences with which the recitation of the Little Office has been enriched by Holy Mother Church.

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a shorter form of the Divine Office in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has long been the Church's daily liturgical prayer to Our Lady, and these hours of praise have been used by Priests, religious and the laity throughout the centuries. Lay people used to flock to the great Cathedrals to publicly recite The Little Office during the Middle Ages, and during the great persecution, when the practice of the Catholic Faith was illegal in Great Britain, Bishop Challoner commended The Little Office to his flock.

Through its psalms, antiphons, readings, responsorials, and prayers the Little Office stresses the role Our Lady played in salvation history, and how through her fiat the divine Word took flesh in her womb and attained salvation for us all; and how Our Lord granted her the first fruits of the general resurrection in her holy and glorious assumption.

All Catholics are called to a consistent prayer life. For those who do not feel called to recite the Divine Office, but still wish to participate in the liturgical prayer of the Church, or for those who have a particular devotion to the holy Mother of God, there is no finer form of prayer than the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Features include:

• Based on an edition published just after the Reform Act in 1850 (allowing English Catholics to publicly practice the Faith).

• English translation uses traditional language – with scripture taken from Bishop Challoner's version of the Douay-Rheims Bible.

• Fully updated to comply with the editio typica of the Breviary (1961) permitted by the Holy Father's Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum'.

• The first ever edition to include the complete Gregorian chants for the Little Office.

• Meditations before each hour from the mediaeval Mirror of Our Lady.

• Preface by the Very Reverend Fr. Berg, superior of the FSSP.

• Latin-English, red and black text.

• Psalms from the Vulgate.

• Flexible leather cover with stitched edge, gold gilding, 2 ribbons.

Code: 5401

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★★★★★ ★★★★★
5.00/5 Stars out of 2 Reviews
The perfect daily prayer companion
(Ottawa, Canada) | November 16th, 2020
This little volume is everything that is stated in the product description. It is a very well made book with quality materials used throughout. It will be, I feel sure, a treasured prayer companion for you for many years to come! I am just thrilled with it, from the presentation of the Office texts and music, to the wonderfully informative appendices on the history of the Little Office, and much more! With this book, you have an exciting link to a pillar of the tradition of prayer in the church and by the laity over the past 1,500 or so years, which you feel when praying the hours! That's a lot of spiritual power in a "little" office.....all in a little book! Good things really DO come in small packages!
Beautiful Prayer
| April 14th, 2020
The Little Office is a beautiful, consoling, inspiring, encouraging prayer. I would like to find someone (online or in person) who knows how to pray these hours correctly to confirm whether I am praying them correctly. The book gives guidance in red, but there are a few questions that remain.

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