Saturday, 27 March 2021

27 March, The Holy Rule of St Benedict, Father of Western Monks

CHAPTER XLVII. Of signifying the hour for the Work of God

27 Mar. 27 July. 26 Nov.

Let the announcing of the hour for the Work of God, both by day and night, be the Abbot’s care: either by signifying it himself, or by entrusting the duty to such a careful brother, that all things may be done at the appointed times. Let the Psalms and antiphons be intoned by those whose duty it is, each in his order, after the Abbot. Let no one presume to sing or to read except such as can so perform the office that the hearers may be edified. And let it be done with humility, gravity, and awe, and by those whom the Abbot hath appointed.

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