Our Breviary & Opus Dei

The Authorised Prayer Books used by our Community

Our Order’s Breviary

Our Community uses the Benedictine Daily Prayer – A Short Breviary (the Second Edition) for our daily Opus Dei.

In addition, when travelling, or away from home, the Deans’ Council furthermore allows the use of an online version of Common Worship Offices https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-daily-prayer or the Offices in the BCP https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/book-common-prayer or the RC Divine Office on mobile telephone and/or tablet via https://universalis.com/n-ebooks.htm

Most of us augment the Office of Vigils with spiritual readings such as found in Celebrating the Seasons and Celebrating the Saints (both compiled by +Robert Atwell – Canterbury Press). Amazon also publish Kindle versions of these two books. Other anthologies (such as A Word in Season, 8 volumes – Augustinian Press) can also be used, as indeed can others.

Errata Simply drag the picture onto the desktop of your PC or Mac and click on it for it to enlarge. You can then ‘correct’ your Breviary using a soft pencil.

Introduction to our Breviary

Explore our Breviary

Click on the link below for a Microsoft Word copy of the booklet that may help first users of our Breviary to find their way around the book:

Book of Common Prayer & Common Worship

The Book of Common Prayer (1662 & 1928) as well as Common Worship Daily Prayer remain the Church of England’s main official Prayer Books (and their equivalent Services and Prayers in the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church) and we sometimes pray from these, especially when praying with others at our local parish churches or in cathedrals.