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Print Editions

Shorter Christian Prayer: The Four-Week Psalter of the Liturgy of the Hours Containing Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. Hard cover Pocket edition (July 1999) Catholic Book Pub Co: ISBN: 0899424082
This book has been described as the "Readers Digest version of the Liturgy of the Hours". It has much more material, including music for some of the hymns. This is also available in a Large Print edition.
The Liturgy of the Hours. Leather Bound (1975) Catholic Book Publishing Co. ISBN (for the 4-volume leather bound set): 0899424112

This is the complete 4-volume set, with all the prayers and readings for all the Hours and all the Offices. Each volume contains appendices with additional material. It is, however, expensive to buy and awkward to use except for the truly committed. For all its intricacy, the general consensus is that it is easier to use than the old Breviary. There exists a short guide that lists all the appropriate pages for all the Hours for a given year.
Not all Orders follow the Liturgy of the Hours "religiously". Some Orders use it. Others use Christian Prayer. Others again use variations of the old monastic Horarium. Still others have their own Horaria. Because of the nature of their Rule, the Benedictines have a great deal of latitude in creating their Opus Dei. The Thesaurus Liturgiae Horarum Monasticae, issued by then Abbot Primate Rembert Weakland, OSB, defines this latitude.
Some abbeys have their own edition of the L.O.H., for example St. Peter's and St John's Benedictine abbeys in Saskatchewan and Minnesota respectively. Some congregations within the Benedictine Confederation also have their own "Ordo", containing Mass Readings and other information. Some abbeys will pray the entire Psalter in a week; others spread the psalms out over a 4-week schedule.
Personal observances of this Liturgy are even more varied. Some people say only Morning and Evening Prayer; others say and even chant the complete Liturgy, depending on their life circumstances.
A longer review of the 4-volume Liturgy of the Hours can be found in the March/April edition of The Oblate

Agpeya
This is an online Coptic Orthodox Book of Hours web site.
St. Andrew's Monastery
This Greek Orthodox monastery has placed some of its liturgy online.
Guide for Christian Prayer. Online guide to the 1 - Volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Guide for Liturgy of the Hours. Online guide to the 4 - Volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Liturgia Hodin
This web site has the readings and prayers for the Liturgy of the Hours in Slovak.
Liturgia Horarum
breviary in Latin (Spanish-Language site)
The Roman Breviary
This web site is similar to Universalis and Liturgia Hodin. In this case, however, the hope is to put the entire 1911 Roman Breviary online, in both English and Latin. It will eventually have all of the Psalms, all of the prayers, all of the Antiphons and Responsories, and all of the readings for all of the traditional Hours online. It uses a one-week Psalter. It also has links explaining the layout and symbolism of the old Breviary. It is still incomplete.
Daily Prayer
This official Church of England site offers Morning prayer, Evening prayer, and Night Prayer online. It also features a link allowing for a direct "feed" of the prayers to a web site.
Celtic Missal
This is an online version of the Lorrha or Stowe Missal and is part of the revival of Celtic Christianity. It is also available in PDF format. They also have an online Celtic Breviary in three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3<./p>
Hypertext Book of Hours.
the Dominicans
This web page contains links for various aspects of Dominican liturgical life. This includes PDF guides to the Divine Office, as observed by the Order. It also contains links to other liturgical texts and music such as the O Antiphons.
St. John's Abbey
St. John's Abbey has its Ordo online, but not the actual texts.
Keller Books
This web site is a comprehensive overview and introduction to the "genre" of shorter breviaries. It includes samples of several such works.
KTO TV, Paris
This French television station provides daily Morning Prayer in Real Video format in French. It is sung by the Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem every weekday morning at 7AM (8AM on Sunday) from St. Gervais Church on Paris.
Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of New York
This web site was put together by the Executive Secretary of the Liturgical Commission of the Archdiocese of New York. It contains several pages of introductory information regarding the Hours. It also lists parishes in the Archdiocese that have public practice of the Hours.
Liturgy of the Hours Apostolate
This web site has Morning and Evening Prayer, along with additional material.
Mission of St. Clare.
This site has the Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer available in English and Spanish.
Monks of the Adoration
This site allows you to listen to the Hours as chanted by the Monks of the Adoration. They are a community in Florida who follow the Rule of St. Augustine.
Myriobiblos
This is an Orthodox and Coptic prayer book, featuring a prayer cycle for different times of the day.
New Melleray Abbey
This Trappist monastery has made its Compline service available in Real Audio format.
OSB.org/liturgy
This is an extensive list of links to liturgical resources of varying kinds. It includes Liturgy of the Hours material, but is certainly much broader than that. As of the day I made this entry, however, (30 August 2001), there were several broken links on this page.
Prayday.com This site has a great deal of information about the Hours, its history, and its practice. It also contains several of the Offices in .PDF format. It is a good site for in-depth information about the Hours. It now has its PDF format books available by subscription only.
The Order of the Legion of St. Michael offers us the following Catholic FAQ for the Liturgy of the Hours.
Small Printable Horologion.
Syriac Orthodox Prayer Book
This site also contains a great deal of additional information regarding the Syriac Orthodox Church.
Universalis
This web site contains all the readings and prayers for almost all the Hours. It also does all the calendar calculations for you. It also has introductory material about the Hours. It features a custom commissioned translation of the Psalms.
Vatican Radio
Channel 1 offers Morning Prayer and Night Prayer live in Latin. Keep in mind that Rome is 2 hours ahead of GMT.
A Word In Season. Augustinian Press.
This is a multi volume lectionary with a wide selection of readings from the patristic period to modern writers.
Anglican Breviary
From the Web Site: "The site is devoted to promoting the greater use of the Anglican Breviary. The Breviary is a wonderful product of the Catholic Revival in the Anglican Communion. It is a single volume which contains all eight daily offices - Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline - together with a complete Proper of the Season, Proper of the Saints, and Common of the Saints. Written in majestic Elizabethan English, the Anglican Breviary provides the traditional Anglican (or Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, or Western-Rite Orthodox) with a Daily Office rich in language, reverential gestures, and traditional readings."
It also contains a history of the Breviary and an explanation of the rubrics. It also provides ordering information.
Book of Common Prayer. Hard cover (October 1986) Oxford University Press (Trade): ISBN: 0195287037
This is the official liturgy of the Anglican Church and contains a fourfold office: Morning, Noonday, Evening, and Compline. At Morning and Evening Prayer, there's a complete lectionary for two years with assigned psalms (the entire Psalter is in the book) and three readings a day.
An online version of the Book of Common Prayer can be found on the Holy Cross Anglican Church of Raleigh web site.
Book of Prayer for Personal Use: A Short Breviary Abridged and Simplified by the Monks of St. John's Abbey from the Liturgia Horarum. Collegeville, St. John's University Press, 1975
Celebrating the Saints: Readings and Prayers in honour of the Saints and the Solemnities of Our Lord and Our Lady. New York: Pueblo, 1978.
Celtic Daily Prayer. Northumbrian Community Trust, Inc. ISBN: 0-06-001324-9
The Contemporary Office.
This is an Anglican Breviary that uses the NRSV Bible for its biblical passages
Daily Office Book.
This is an Anglican Breviary that uses the RSV for its biblical passages
The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime. Hard cover - 512 pages (March 14, 2000) Doubleday: ISBN: 0385492863
The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime. Hard cover - 651 pages (September 19, 2000) Doubleday: ISBN: 0385497571
The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. 600 pages (October 16, 2001) Doubleday: ISBN: 038549758X
This three-volume set follows a pattern of 4 fixed "Offices". It is not nearly as elaborate as the Liturgy of the Hours and does not follow the Church Calendar.
The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship. The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies. Rev. Peter Galadza, Editor in Chief. 2004
From the web site: "A one-volume source for everything you need to sing the Divine Liturgy in English - with substantial sections in Ukrainian. Published by the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in Ottawa, this 1160-page book with all of the propers for the entire year, has three musical settings of the Liturgy according to Ukrainian chant, along with scores of hymns. Exquisite in appearance, the book carries the endorsement of Patriarch Lubomyr Husar."
Dominican Prayer.
This is a two volume set. The first volume is a collection of Hymns, Psalms, Canticles, and Antiphons. The second volume is a Presiders' Book, with readings, intercessions, and concluding prayers. It is intended for choral recitation and follows the four week Roman Office.
The Glenstal Book of Prayer. The monks of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland. ISBN 0-8146-2767-6
The first section has a shortened version of Morning and Evening Prayer, with other prayers for other Hours. A second section has standard prayers such as the Our Father and the Rosary. A third section contains ritual and occasional prayers. The fourth section contains the Psalms and other material for meditation and rumination.
the Grail Psalter. G. I. A. Publications, Chicago.
How to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Judith Kubicki, CSSP. Pauline Books and Media, Boston. ISBN 0-8198-3381-9.
This short practical guide to the Liturgy of the Hours is geared towards the 1-volume Christian Prayer. It is a 50 page booklet filled wiht outlines and practical suggestions regarding the Hours.
Hymns for Prayer and Praise. Canterbury Press, 1996.
Inner Peace for Busy People. Joan Borysenko. Not yet in print.
Liber Hymnarius. Solesmes, 1983
This book has a wide selection of ancient and medieval Latin hymns.
Liber Usualis
The Liber Usualis is a Latin psalter from the monks of Solesmes. This is a reprint of the 1953 edition, and contains, among other things, all 8 Psalm tones plus other material.
Listen and Live. Hodder.
Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This is not the same as the Memorial for the Blessed Virgin for Saturdays, found in the 4-volume Liturgy of the Hours.
Lord, Open my Lips: The Psalms of Morning and Evening Prayer. Manchester: Koinonia Press, 1977.
Lutheran Book of Worship. Hard cover (June 1978) Augsburg Fortress Publishers: ISBN: 080063330X
This book includes a musical setting of Morning Prayer (Matins), Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Compline (Prayer at the end of the day), as well as hundreds of hymns and most of the Psalms (the bloody violent ones were left out.) There is a two-year cycle of readings and a chart of Psalms for Daily Prayer
Magnificat
This magazine includes prayers and settings for Morning and Evening Prayer.
The Monastic Breviary. Order of the Holy Cross (Episcopal).
There are 4 Offices for each day, Matins, Diurnum, Vespers, and Compline. There are also some hymns. I do not have publication information for this book, but, I assume you can get it directly from the Order's offices. Apparently, it is available from the Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Monastic Diurnal
There are several editions of this book floating around. For example, the (Episcopal) Community of St. Mary has a revised Diurnal. It does not have an Office Lectionary, but it does have Tierce and Sext during the week days and one midday weekend Office.
The Monastic Diurnal or the Day Hours of the Monastic Breviary in Latin and English
From St. Michael's Abbey's Web Site:
A republication of the 1963 edition of the Benedictine hours of Prime, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline, in Latin and English in parallel columns for all the feasts and seasons in the traditional Benedictine calendar, with an updated table of movable feasts. The Latin text is the traditional Vulgate psalter. Ideal for novices, monks and nuns when travelling, Benedictine oblates, guests at monasteries, and all who wish to draw upon the riches of the ancient and traditional Benedictine office.

Old Jordanville Prayer Book.
This Prayer Book contains prayers that can be said at different times of the day, but it is not really a "horarium".
The People's Companion to the Breviary
A series of Inclusive Language psalms and prayers compiled by the Indianapolis Carmelites.
Plainsong Psalter. Church Publishing.
This book contains all 150 psalms in numeric order, pointed for Plainsong chant. There are also Antiphons for some of the psalms.
Pray without Ceasing.
This prayer book boasts a simplified Morning and Evening Prayer with a minimum of page flipping and no need of a guidebook such as the full 4-volume standard Liturgy of the Hours requires.
Prayer Book Office. Church Hymnal Corporation.
This book is used by the Servants of Christ Episcopal (Anglican) Benedictine Priory of Phoenix. Some editions of this book contain Antiphons, Office Hymns, and Collects.
Proclaim Praise: Daily Prayer for Parish and Home. Paperback (March 1995) Liturgy Training Publications: ISBN: 0929650948
Proclaiming all your Wonders: Prayers for a Pilgrim People. Commission Francophone Cistercienne. Dublin: Dominican Publications, 1991.
The Psalms: Version for Singing. Paulist Press. ISBN: 0809116693
Psalterium Monasticum. Hard cover (February 1981) Paraclete Press; ISBN: 2852740540
St. Benedict's Prayer Book. Ampleforth Abbey. Available from Liturgical Press.
This book has simplified versions of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayers. It also includes traditional prayers, Stations of the Cross, Rosaries, and other prayers.
Ukrainian Molitvoslov.
This is a 1 volume Ukrainian Divine Office. It is published by the Order of St. Basil the Great in Rome. There is an English translation of it available through the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford.
Work of God: Benedictine Prayer. Judith Sutera.
This is an introductory book meant for Oblates, but others could benefit as well. It contains a two-week Psalter that uses Inclusive Language.
  • Sources of Alternate or Supplementary Readings for the Office of Readings


Authors


  • Hildegard of Bingen

  • John of the Cross

  • Dom Gueranger, OSB

  • Paul Harris

  • Margaret Kempe

  • Julian of Norwich

  • Max Picard

  • Richard Rolle




Titles

The Cloud of Unknowing. Anonymous. There is an edition by a certain James Walsh with the following publication information: Paperback - 128 pages (March 1995) Liturgy Training Publications: ISBN: 0929650948. There are other editions.
This book is considered to be one of the classic books for contemplatives.
Dark Night of the Soul. John of the Cross. E. Alison Peers, [Ed]. Paperback - 193 pages Reprint edition (1959) Image Books: ISBN: 0385029306
In Conversation with God. 7 Volume boxed set. Sceptre Books: 1988. Frances Fernandez. ISBN 0906138191
This seven volume set provides a series of readings from ancient and modern spiritual writers. It also contains meditations based on the daily Mass Readings.
Joy of the Saints. M. Kempe. No publication information was given.
The Liturgical Year Dom Gueranger
This 15 volume set is the most comprehensive study of the liturgical year in print.
Mass Readings. Some people will substitute the assigned Mass Readings for the readings in the Office of Readings
The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Volume 1). Faber & Faber: Out of Print
The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Volume 2). Paperback (October 1990) Faber & Faber: ISBN: 0571154662
The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Volume 3). Paperback (June 1995) Faber & Faber; ISBN: 0571175252
The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Volume 4). Paperback (December 1998) Faber & Faber: ISBN: 057119382X
The Philokalia is a collection of spiritual writings that were extremely influential in Greek and Russian Orthodox spirituality. They were written by the Desert Fathers and also by monks and hermits from the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos in Greece. Three of the four volumes are available through Light and Life Publishing. All 4 volumes are available through SVS Bookstore, which is part of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary.
Pursuit of Wisdom and Other Works (Classics of Western Spirituality) by the Author of the Cloud of Unknowing, James Walsh (Translator). Paulist Press: 325 Pages.
The World of Silence. Max Picard. Out of Print.
Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart. Paperback Reprint edition (July 1992) Faber & Faber: ISBN: 0571163939


Editions of the Early Church Fathers

New Advent
This section of the omnibus "New Advent" web site contains links to the writings of the Fathers of the Church, listed alphabetically by author. Not all of the links work.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
This portion of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library contains the complete text of a 33 volume set of Early Church Father writings. The documents are available as text files, WinHelp format files, and occasionally as Portable Document Files and HTML files.
For the truly committed, truly over educated, and truly sadomasochistic, there is the magisterial 220 volume Patrologia Cursus Completus, which is the complete text of all the writings of the Fathers, organized into two series, Latin and Greek. They were edited by a 19th century French priest named Migne. Allegedly there exists a CD-ROM of this old publication, but also allegedly the price is beyond the reach of ordinary mortals.
There are even more exhaustive collections currently available, such as the Corpus Christianorum, and there are modern critical editions that have supplanted most if not all of Migne's work. These would likely only be of interest to professional scholars, and may be beyond the means, availability and patience of the average reader.

Books about the practice



General

The Breviary: Its History and Contents. J. L. Baudot. London, Sands, 1929.
The Breviary and the Laity. Rodolphe Hoornaert. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1938.
The Breviary Explained. Pius Pausch. St. Louis: B. Herder, 1952.
Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours: A Manual for Clergy and All Involved in Liturgical Ministries. Peter J. Elliott. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995
Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described. Adrian Fortescue, J B O'Connel, and Dom Alcuin Reid, OSB. ISBN 0 907077 41 2
The Church's Daily Prayer: Being some Notes on Liturgical Prayer. Ernest Graf, OSB. London: Burns, Oates, and Washburn. 1938
Christian Celebration: The Prayer of the Church. James D. Chrichton. London: Chapman, 1976.
Company of Voices. George Guiver
This book discusses the development of the different Offices and traces their divergence.
Discovering Prayer. this contains a link for a tutorial on the Liturgy of the Hours in PDF format.
the Divine Office: A Study of the Roman Breviary. Edward J. Quigley. M. H. Gill, 1930.
the Divine Office: How to say it devoutly; how to make it a pleasure. Lisbon: Catholic Printing Press, 1937.
Divine Office for Dodos. A step - by - step guide to the Liturgy of the Hours.
the Divine Office from a Devotional Point of View. From the French of M l'Abbe Bacuez; With a preface by His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. London, Burns and Oates, 1886.
Early Christian Worship. Paul F. Bradshaw. Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-2429-4
This book discusses all aspects of Christian worship during the first four centuries, including what became known as the Liturgy of the Hours.
From Breviary to Liturgy of the Hours: The structural reform of the Roman Office, 1964-1971. Stanislaus Campbell. Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-6133-5.
From the Liturgical Press web site: This historical study examines the process of the structural reform of the Office, the options available to the reformers, and the choices they made. It tells the story of the consultors of the Consilium, the major body responsible for the reform of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council, and especially the group known as Coetus IX, charged directly with preparing the structural reform of the Office. It reveals that their revision, radical compared to the existing Office, was not as radical as it could have been, thus leaving the door open to further restructuring.
General Instructions on the Liturgy of the Hours. Thorough overview of the Hours.
The Liturgical Seasons: A Guide to the Eucharist and Hours: Easter. Kevin Irwin: Liturgical Press. ISBN 0-8146-6007-X
From the Liturgical Press web site:Emphasizing the flexibility of the rites revised since Vatican II, Fr. Irwin comments on the day, its themes, and the readings, prayers, gestures, and symbols traditionally used in each Easter liturgy. These commentaries are divided into six parts: the liturgical context, the Eucharist, the celebration of the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, and reflection.
The Liturgy and Time. Irenee Dalmais, OP. Collegeville, Liturgical Press, 1986.
The Liturgy of the Hours: Its History and Importance as the Communal Prayer of the Church after the Liturgical Reform of Vatican II. Dominic Scotto. Petersham, St. Bede's Press, 1986.
The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: Second Revised Edition. Robert Taft, SJ: Liturgical Press. ISBN: 0-8146-1705-1
Looking again at the Question of the Liturgy with Cardinal Ratzinger. Alcuin Reid, OSB [editor]. St. Michael's Abbey Press. ISBN 0 907077 43 9
This book traces the history of the Liturgy of the Hours from its beginnings to the present.
The Monastic Hours. Anne M. Field, OSB [Editor]. Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-2330-1.
This is actually two documents bound into one volume: Directory for the Celebration of the Work of God and Directive Norms for the Celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours. These two documents are an accessible aid for both monastics and oblates, allowing for greater understanding of the significance of the Hours.
Morning and Evening: A Parish Celebration. Joyce Ann Zimmerman: Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1996.
Praise of Glory. Edward Ingram Watkin. London: Sheed and Ward, 1943
Praying the Breviary. London: Challoner, 1960
Preparing Morning and Evening Prayer. James Richards: Liturgical Press. ISBN: 0-8146-2516-9
This book gives a short introduction to these two great "Hinge Prayers" of the Divine Office.
The Organic Development of the Liturgy: The Principles of Liturgical Reform and Their Relation to the Twentieth Century Liturgical Movement Prior to the Second Vatican Council. Dom Alcuin Reid, OSB. St. Michael's Abbey Press. ISBN 0 907077 43 9
the Priest's Canonical Prayer. St. Louis: B. Herder, 1919
The Roman Breviary: A Critical and Historical Review with Copious Classified Extracts. Charles Hastings Collette. London: W H Allen, 1880
School of Prayer: An Introduction to the Divine Office for All Christians. John Brook (1992). Liturgical Press. ISBN: 0814620280
This is a pocket-sized book that gives an overview of the Hours.
the Sacrifice of Praise: an Introduction to the Meaning and Use of the Divine Office. London, Longmans, 1957.

Byzantine Studies





Historical Background

Bernhard, L. Athosmönchtom und Liturgie, Liturgie und Möonchtum 22 (1958, 59 - 76.
Chitty, D. The Desert A City. An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism under the Christian Empire. (Oxford, 1966; Reprinted by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood N. Y. 1978)
De Stoop, E. Vie D'Alexandre L'acémète, texte Grec et traduction Latine, PO 6.
Doens, I. Nicon de la Montagne Noire.Byz 24 (1954) 131 - 140.
Egender, N. Byzantinische Liturgie und Orientalisches Mönchtum, Erbe und Auftrag 35 (1959), 267 - 275.
Ehrhard, A. Das Griechische Kloster Mâr-Saba in Palästina: Seine Geschichte und seine literarischen Denkmäler, Römische Quarialschrift 7 (1893) 32 - 79.
Festugière, J. Les Moines de l'Orient, II: Les Moines de la région de Constantinople. Vols 1 - 3. (Paris 1961 - 1963)
Frazee, C. St. Theodore of Studios and Ninth Century Monasticism in Constantinople, Studia Monastica 23 (1981) 27 - 58.
Grumel, V. Acémètes DSp I 169 - 175.
Heppel, M. The "Paterikon of the Kiev Monastery of Caves" as a source for Monastic Life in Pre-Mongolian Russia (Dissertation, University of London 1954).
Janin, R. La Géographie Ecclésiastique De l'Empire Byzantin. Ie Partie: Le siège de Constantinople et le Patriarchai oecuménique, Vol 3: Les églises et le monastères. Paris, 1969).
Ibid., Le Monachisme Byzantin au Moyen-âge, commende et typica (X-XIV Siecle), REByz 22 (1964) 5-44.
Ibid., Les églises et le Monastères des Grands Centres Byzantins (Bythinie, Hellespont, Latros, Galèsios, Trébizonde, Athènes, Thessalonique). Paris, 1975.
Leroy, J. La Conversion de S. Athanase l'Athonite à l'Idéal cénobitique et l'influence studite, in Le Millénaire du Mont Athos, 963-1963. Études et Mélanges. (Chevetogne 1963) Vol 1 101-120.
Ibid., La Réform Studite, in Il Monachesimo Orientale (= OCA 153, Rome 1958) 215-233.
Ibid., La Vie Quotidienne du moines studite,Irén 27 (1954) 21-50.
Ibid., L'influence de S. Basile sur la réforme studite d'après les Catéchèses. Irén 52 (1979) 491-506.
Ibid., Studitisches Mönchtum. Spiritualität und Lebensform (Geist und leben der Ostkirche, Bd 4. Graz/Vienna/Cologne 1969).
Marin, E. Acémètes, DTC I, 304-308.
Ibid., Les Moines de Constantinople depuis la fondation de la ville jusqu'à mort de Photius (330-898) (Paris 1897).
Minisci, T. Riflesi Studitani de Monachesimoitalo-greco, in Il Monachesimo Orientale ( OCA 153, Rome 1958) 215-233
Papachryssanthou, D. La Vie Monastique dans les campagnes Byzantine du VIIe au IXe siècle, Ermitages, Groupes, Communautès. Byz 43 (1973).
Pargoire, J. Le Début du Monachisme à Constantinople, Revue et Questiones Historiques 65 (1899) 67-143.
Ibid., un mot sur les Acémètes, EO 2 (1898-1899) 304-308, 365-372.
Ibid., Acémètes. DACL I, (308-327).
Vailhè, S. Acémètes. DHGE I, 274-282.
Ibid., Le Monastère de S Sabas. EO 2, (1898-1899), 332-341; 3 (1899-1900) 12-28, 168-177.
Ibid., Les écrivains de Mar-Saba. EO 2 (1898) 1-11, 33-47.


The Typicon

Arranz, M. Le Typicon du Monastère du Saint Sauveur à Messine, Codex Messinensis gr. 115 AD 1131 Rome, 1969.
Baumstark, A. Das Typicon der Patmos-Handschrift 266 und die Altkonstantipolitanische Gottesdienstordnung, Jarbuch für Liturgiewittenschaft 6 (1926), 98-111.
Delehaye, H. Synaxaires Byzantins, ménologes typica, (London 1977).
De Meester, P. Les Typiques de Fondation, RSBN 6 (1940), 489-508.
Dujcev, I. Il Tipico del Monastero di S. Giovanni Nell'isola di Pantelleria, Bollettino della Badia Greca di Grottajerata, n. s. 25 (1971) 3-17.
Grumel, V. Le Typicon de la Grand Église D'après le Manuscrit de Sainte-Croix AB 85 (1967) 45-57.
Korolevskij, C. Il Rito Italo-Byzantino Dei Secoli X-XIV
Mateos, J. Le Typicon de la Grande Église, 2 Vols. (=OCA 165-166 Rome 1962-1963).
Minisci, T. I Typica Liturgica dell'Italia Bizantina, Bollettino della Badia Greca di Grottaferrata,n. s. 7 (1953) 97-104.
Petras, D. The Typicon of the Patriarch Alexis the Studite: Novgorod-St.Sophia 1136. Dissertation, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, 1982.
Rougeris, P. Ricerca Bibliografica sui Typica italo-greci, Bollettino della Badia di Grottaferrata. n.s. 27 (1973) 11-42.
Schmemann, A. Introduction to Liturgical Theology (New York, 1966).
Toscani, T. Ad Typica Graecorum ac Praesertim ad Typicum Cryptoferratense S. Bartolomei Abbatis Animadversiones (Rome, 1844).


The Byzantine Office, its history, horology, and psalmody.

Arranz, M. La Liturgie des Heures selon L'anciene Euchalogue Byzantin, in: Eulogia Misc. Liturgica (Analectica Liturgica 2, Studia Anselmiana 68 Rome, 1979) 1 - 19.
Arranz, M. Le Sacerdoce Ministériel dans les prières secrètes des vépres et des matines byzantines, Euntes docete 24 (1971) 186-219.
Arranz, M. Le Grandes Étape de la Liturgie Byzantine: Palestine-Byzance-Russie, Essai D'aperçu Historique, in: Liturgie de L'église Particulière et Liturgie des L'église Universelle (Bibliotheca EL Subsidia 7, Rome, 1976) 43-72
Arranz, M. Les Prières Presbytérales et la "Pannychis" de L'anciene Euchologe Byzantine et la "Pannykhida" des défunts, OCP 40 (1974), 314-343; 41 (1975), 119-139.
Arranz, M. Les Prières Presbytérales de la Tritoekhtî de L'anciene Euchologe Byzantin. OCP 43 (1977)70-93, 335-354.
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The Proper of the Office

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Translations into English

Horologion, Franciscan Edition (New Canaan, Conn. 1967).
Mother Katherine, Canons of Sunday Matins, Part I, Tones 1-4; Part II, Tones 5-8 (Normandby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Assumption, 1982).
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Orloff, N. Octoechos (London 1898).
Orloff, N. The Ferial Menaion (London 1900).
Orloff, N. The General Menaion (London 1897).
These three titles have been reprinted by AMS Press of New york City.
A Prayerbook (New Skete, Cambridge N. Y. 1976)
Raya, J; De Vinck, J. Byzantine Daily worship (Allendale N. J. 1969).