Thursday 18th April, the Community will be praying Vigils and Compline privately.

The order of psalms for the Day Hours…

The order of psalms for the Day Hours being thus arranged, let all the remaining psalms be equally distributed among the seven Night Offices, by dividing the longer psalms and assigning twelve psalms to each night. But we strongly recommend that if this arrangement of the psalms is displeasing to anyone, he should arrange them otherwise, as shall seem better to him; provided always that he take care that the psalter with its full hundred and fifty psalms be chanted every week and begun afresh every Sunday at Matins. For those monks show themselves very slothful in their sacred service who in the course of the week sing less than the psalter and the customary canticles: whereas we read that our holy fathers strenuously fulfilled in a single day what I pray we lukewarm monks may perform in a whole week.