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May 5, 2015 1 comment

My main blog and the St Bede’s Breviary have moved to a new domain. The Breviary can be accessed through the following links:


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Breviary Preference Glitch

November 14, 2014 2 comments
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Electronic Anglican Breviary Project on Kickstarter

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment
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Marian Antiphon Fixed (?)

January 3, 2014 2 comments

There’s been a persistent issue with the preference for the Marian antiphon not sticking. I think I’ve fixed this now.

The reason for my hesitation in saying this is because it appears just fine in the breviary itself, but when the preference page loads, it doesn’t always auto-check the option you’ve selected…

I’m still poking around on this one,

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O Antiphons

December 16, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ll note here briefly in advance of questions that the breviary follows the Sarum and prayer book practice of beginning the O Antiphons of Advent on the 16th of December. The Roman form, beginning on the 17th, lacks the last of the antiphons appointed in our scheme for the 23rd:

O Virgin of virgins, how shall this be? for neither before thee, nor shall there be after. Daughters of Jerusalem, why marvel ye at me? the thing which ye behold is a divine mystery.

For more, here’s a piece I wrote at the Episcopal Cafe a while back on the O Antiphons.

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New Preferences at the Breviary

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment
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Breviary Update 1.5

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment
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Breviary Update

August 12, 2013 Leave a comment
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Breviary Improvements

August 2, 2013 Leave a comment

(Cross-posted from the main haligweorc blog…)

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Properly Annunciating

I hunted down the issues in my transference code and the Annunciation will occur on the date for which I have it set.

That means that at the St Bede’s Breviary, the Eve of the Annunciation will be on Monday night (4/8) so as not to interfere with Sunday’s Evening Prayer and the feast itself will occur on Tuesday (4/9).  I know that not everybody calculates it this way, but I believe that the “open” day mention in the prayer book rubrics should apply to the eves as well as the feast day proper as the eve is part of the feast.

For those who disagree or would otherwise prefer to celebrate the Annunciation on Monday (4/8), that is when it will be appearing on the Forward Movement prayer site (

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