The Office of Compline
Prepared and Published by Order of the
Third Plenary Council of Baltimore
Pray the immemorial night prayer of the Church. This booklet features
the original office of Compline that was used for over a thousand
years, produced and printed expressly for the American laity by order
of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in the 1880s. It predates
both the Vatican II changes and those of Pius X in 1911. No
need to hunt down expensive multi-volume breviaries or to be tied to
the Internet for the proper psalms and prayers. Just keep this handy
booklet on your nightstand—it's all you need to pray daily Compline
throughout the year.
2016 ~ 14 pages ~ booklet
~ 7" x 4.5"
* A single invariant Psalm sequence
for all seven days of the Week (Psalms 4, 30, 90, and 133), rather than
complex variable systems of the Pius X and subsequent psalters.
* Proper antiphons for the seasons of
Advent, Christmas/Epiphany, Septuagesima/Lent, Easter, and
* Traditional English translation,
with parallel Latin text for select portions (Confiteor, Antiphons).
* Te Lucis Ante Terminum hymn translation by Blessed John Henry
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