– the Anglican Ordinariate Office Online

I am grateful to Dillon Knackstedt, a former student of mine at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, who brought to my notice a resource for anyone wishing to pray the Divine Office of the Anglican Ordinariate. It all the ordinaries and propers for Morning and Evening Prayer, Midday Prayer and Compline.

All we need now is this site with the psalms pointed for singing according to the rhythms of speech and everyone could be doing it. (I explain why in an article written a couple of years ago called, The Anglican Ordinariate Divine Office – A Wonderful Gift For Lay People and Hope for the Transformation of Western Culture.

For those who wish to learn a simple way to sing it at home, using tones based on the gregorian chants, Pontifex University has a course, Singing the Divine  Office in English.

 You don’t need to have grand production such as you might see as in the picture above and at a cathedral or Oxford college. We can pray at home with our icon corner!

I developed this material for the course while teaching at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts where as part of my class, the Way of Beauty, which all students took, they were required to learn to sing the Office.

Some of these tones were set to harmony by composer Paul Jernberg, and this Magnificat is the version that we used to sing weekly for Veterans in the VA hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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