November 14, 2017

For Your Information: The Divinum Officium

Christ the King

From the Divinum Officium site:

"This web site and these programs were developed, managed, and maintained by Laszlo Kiss, as his own work, until his death in 2011. It is now maintained by The Divinum Officium Project It represents no official order, nor the view or opinion of any group. Laszlo wrote: I tried to follow my sources, but naturally the more I work on this project the more mistakes I make. Such a project can be done only by teamwork. I keep doing this in the hope that a team will pick up the idea, and will use the computers in their entirety to worship God. Since August 2011, The Divinum Officium Project continues Laszlo Kiss's work and keeps his hope alive."

Words of caution:

Those who are obliged to recite the office should do so from canonically approved books (Can 276.2.3). According to the motu proprio Summorum Pontificium Cura of Pope Benedict XVI (7 July 2007), the 1962 books are accepted as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Project makes every effort to maintain in this website the Rubrics 1960 version to be identical with the 1962 typical edition. The website is seeking ecclesiastical approbation as such.

General Rubrics of the Roman Missal

I - General Notions and Norms

269. The most holy sacrifice of the Mass, celebrated according to the canons and rubrics, is an act of public worship, rendered to God in the name of Christ and of the Church...

270. The Mass with the divine office constitutes the highest expression of Christian worship. Hence, the Mass itself should agree with the office of the day.

Masses outside the order of the office are also allowed, however, namely votive Masses or Masses of the dead. (Note the caution above, but visit this site.)

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