Clarity on the rules while praying the Little Office of the BVM
The version I use is this one:  

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As for your questions:  

3.  The Anthem of the Blessed Virgin (found at the end after Compline) with different ones for different times of the year, is only prayed after Lauds and Compline.  But if when you pray Lauds you go on to pray the little hours (Prime, Terce, Sext, and None), then you only pray the Anthem after Compline. 
4. Don’t worry about that one unless you’re reciting it publicly in church.
5.  You only recite the Pater and Ave at the end of the hour you are concluding your recitation with, except Lauds and Compline (Anthem) and Matins (Te Deum).  So if you say Lauds then Prime in one setting, then stop, you would only say the Pater and the Ave at the end of Prime, and no Anthem.
6.  Although it’s good if you can follow the standing/sitting/kneeling parts when you are praying privately, it’s not necessary.   It’s kind of one of those things that is hard to explain, and as you pray it you’ll get the hang of it.
7.  No Te Deum in Lent or Advent unless it’s a feast of the Blessed Virgin or St. Joseph (ex.  The Immaculate Conception usually falls during Advent)
10.  From Septuagesima Sunday to Holy Saturday, no “Alleluias”- they’re all replaced with “Laus Tibi, Domine”
11.  The Gloria is never omitted, even in Lent.
12. During Pascal-time, the Alleluia is not said after the invitory, versicles, or responses (mostly applies to Matins). 
13.  The anthem Regina Caeli is begun after Compline on Holy Saturday, and is recited for the last time Lauds of the Saturday before Trinity Sunday (In other words, a cycle of recitation is not Matins to Matins, it’s Vespers to Vespers.)
14.  I’ve never had a version with the various patron saints commemorations, so I can’t help you with that one.
This all sounds far more complicated then it actually is.  I had a friend who prayed the Office for years show me and I just stared at her blankly when she was done.   Just getting in there and doing it is the best way to learn.  Some of the rubrics only apply if you're praying in a group or publicly.  It's much easier then it sounds. 
“If I saw the gates of hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I would not despair; I would not lose hope of mercy, because I would trust in you, my God.” ~St. Gemma
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RE: Clarity on the rules while praying the Little Office of the BVM - by kunoichi - 11-18-2017, 01:34 AM

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