Rediscovering the Martyrology by George Weigel
Some great points Aquinas138. The idea that the Office itself should be truncated to help people meet fabricated obligations is ridiculous. One thing the late Father Seraphim Rose said about the Orthodox Church and it's strict fasts is that they are not truncated even if people struggle to keep them and even repeatedly fail because it sets a high standard and helps keep one humble. I suppose the same could be said for the Office. I myself manage to pray Lauds through Compline from the Monastic Diurnal every day of the week, missing a few hours here and there due to something. I work almost every day of the week. Most of those hours do not take all that long to pray. Matins would take awhile to pray but even that can be done, and the martyrology for each day is not all that long either.

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Re: Rediscovering the Martyrology by George Weigel - by formerbuddhist - 04-13-2014, 12:24 AM

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