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The Divine Office

A Study of the Roman Breviary

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,698 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.8
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,695
Added to site: 2005.10.30
mnybks.net#: 11332
Genre: Religion
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pifies the pre-natal stage of life. Lauds, the office of dawn, seems to resemble the beginnings of childhood. Prime recalls to him youth. Terce, recited when the sun is high in the heavens shedding brilliant light, symbolises early manhood with its strength and glory. Sext typifies mature age. None, recited when the sun is declining, suggests man in his middle age. Vespers reminds all of decrepit age gliding gently down to the grave. Compline, night prayer said before sleep, should remind us of the great night, death.

CHAPTER II.

SHORT HISTORY OF DIVINE PRAISE IN GENERAL AND OF THE BREVIARY IN PARTICULAR.

From all eternity the Godhead was praised with ineffable praise by the Trinity--the three divine Persons. The angels from the first moment of the creation sang God's praises. _Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Dominus Deus, Sabaoth. Plena est omnis terra gloria ejus_ (Isaias vi. 3).

Cardinal Bona writes

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