How to say the breviary

Instructions to the divine office

A brief review of some of the basics for understanding how the Roman Breviary is put together.  Learn about the rankings of feasts, the divisions of the Breviary and the Liturgical Year.

For a more in-depth approach to the rubrics, be sure to purchase the detailed manual, How to Say the Breviary, published by the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula.

21 Apr 2006, Evora, Portugal --- Carthusian monks pray in the refectory during Holy Thursday at the Santa Maria Scala Coeli Monastery in Evora, southern Portugal. Saint Bruno was the founder of the first Monastery called 'The Chartreuse' in 1084 in Grenoble, France.    --- Image by © Nacho Doce/Reuters/Corbis