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What is the Breviary Online?
The Official Prayer of the Church
Next to the Holy Mass, the Divine Office (or Breviary) is the most important prayer offered to God. It is offered by the Church and in the name of the Church, conferring multifold graces and blessings on those who recite it worthily, attentively and devoutly. Normally the domain of priests and religious, the Church has continued to recommend her official prayer to the faithful. However, until now, the complexity of the rubrics and a lack of suitable translations has deterred many.
Now Accessible to the Layman
With the help of modern technology, it has become easier to overcome these problems. The result is the Roman Breviary published by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul in both Latin and English. No knowledge of the liturgy is required. All you have to do is click on the feastday, and then on the Canonical Hour you want to say. The rest is just like reading a book—everything is laid out for you in order according to the rubrics of the day. No more flicking through the ribboned sections of a weighty volume. No more apprehension that you are forgetting some obscure rubric. It's all there spelled out, in order, every day.
Learn More about the Breviary
And if you do want to deepen your knowledge of the Breviary or the Confraternity, this website can help you with that too. We already provide a short history of the Breviary, instructions on when to recite which Hours, a brief commentary on the psalms, and much more. And for those who would really like to understand the rubrics in greater depth, we provide in our bookstore a detailed but simply written electronic manual entitled How to Say the Breviary. We shall be expanding this website regularly with more information, so check back with us frequently. And may God reward your prayers by bestowing on you all those spiritual favours that come from a devout reading of the Church's Divine Office.
Is this Breviary for You?
Link to our Features Page to see what a difference our online edition of the traditional Roman Breviary can make in your life.
Link to the Office for the Feast of St. Pius X, our secondary patron. You can browse through the various Hours of the Office and get a feel for what to expect.
Check out the artwork, the original photos, play some of the music. We hope you enjoy the experience. More importantly do you think this approach to prayer is something that could be spiritually beneficial for you?
How Do I Get Started?
Register and Subscribe
Link to our online Breviary homepage. Underneath the login form is a box, with the words First-Time User? and Register Here in red letters underlined. Click on this link and complete the short form. Click the Sign up link.
Log in to our webiste using the user name and password you have chosen. When you first attempt to Recite the Breviary you will be linked to the subscription page. Here you may choose from our monthly subscription of $2.50 (USD) per month, or $24.00 for an annual subscription. Or simply send a check to the address provided on our Contacts page.
Pray for your Loved Ones and Support our Apostolate
We are painfully aware that it is sometimes difficult today to find a priest to whom you can entrust your Mass intentions. In answer to this need we shall from now on be accepting your intentions conveniently online. You can now have Mass offered for your loved ones, living and deceased, confident knowing that it will be offered according to the traditional Rite of Mass as stipulated by Pope St. Pius V and the Council of Trent. And it couldn't be easier—simply send your Mass Stipend instantly via credit or debit card, or if you prefer, from your PayPal account.
Did you think about supporting our apostolate by having a Mass said by our Chaplain? Just specify in your e-mail that the Mass you request is for the promotion of our aims, or in honour of our holy patrons Saints Peter and Paul or Saint Pius X. Of course, if you prefer, you may have Mass said for any other intention, and your financial contribution will still help us to promote our cause.
To Request One or More Masses
To Send One or More Stipends
Use the following Donate button to send your Stipend from your credit or debit card, or directly from your PayPal account. The current Stipend for one Mass, if you are able, is $20.00 (U.S. Dollars)
Do not allow financial hardship to discourage you from having a Mass offered. May God answer all your prayers, and reward you for your support of The Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul.
To Know When Your Mass Will Be Said
Check the Mass Schedule every week to see when your Mass will be said. Masses are generally scheduled in the order the requests are received. Fr. Hall will try to accommodate requests for a Mass on a specific date, providing he is given sufficient advance notice (we suggest a minimum of one week).
Our Chaplain, Fr. Bernard Hall, offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
before the Tomb of St. John Vianney, Curé of Ars
June 18, 2011