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A TREATISE

THEORETICAL, PRACTICAL, AND EXEGETICAL

BY
ETHELRED L. TAUNTON
Priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, who shall never
hold their peace day or night.” Isaias Ixii. 6

London
JOHN BALE, SONS & DANIELSSON, Ltd., 83-89, Gt. Titchfield Street, W.
R. & T. WASHBOURNE, 4, Paternoster Row, E.C.

Dublin
BROWNE & NOLAN
24, Nassau St.

New York
F. Pustet & Co.
52, Barclay St.

1903

To MISS C. P. BOYD,
Foundress of the Orphanage of the Infant Saviour,
Kilburn, N.W.
In remembrance of much kindness.

NIHIL OBSTAT
Joannes Gilbertus Dolan, O.S.B.,
Censor Debutatus.
IMPRIMATUR
+ Herbertus Cardinalis Vaughan,
Archiepiscopus Westmonasteriensis.

Dies 16 Martii, 1903.

 

CONTENTS

PART I. — THEORETICAL

  • CHAPTER I. On the Nature of Liturgical Prayer
  • CHAPTER II. On the Formation of the Liturgical Prayer
  • Note on the Interpretation of the Psalms
  • CHAPTER III. On the History of the Little Office

PART II.–PRACTICAL

  • CHAPTER I. On Saying the Office as the Church wishes
  • CHAPTER II. On Recollection before Beginning
  • CHAPTER III. On Particular Intention
  • CHAPTER IV. On Attention
  • CHAPTER V. On Some Aids to Attention
  • CHAPTER VI. On Distractions

PART III.–EXEGETICAL.

  • CHAPTER I. Preparatory Prayer
  • CHAPTER II. At Matins, or Night-Song
  • CHAPTER III. At Lauds, or Morning Song
  • CHAPTER IV. At Prime: the First Hour
  • CHAPTER V. At Terce : the Third Hour
  • CHAPTER VI. At Sext: the Sixth Hour
  • CHAPTER VII. At None: the Ninth Hour
  • CHAPTER VIII. At Vespers, or Evensong
  • CHAPTER IX. At Compline, or Night-Song
  • APPENDIX ON CEREMONIAL