Father Andrew Menke
Golden Anniversary of Paul VI’s Missale Romanum
April 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of an important moment in the Second Vatican Council’s liturgical reform, as April 3, 1969, was the date St. Paul VI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum, approving the texts of a new edition of the Roman Missal.
The Rite Questions: Are Shortened Versions of the Divine Office Approved for Official Liturgical Use?
Even a cursory study of the history of the Divine Office makes this abundantly clear. In cathedrals and in monasteries, in cities and in deserts, in the east and in the west: there have been many variations in the way Christians have prayed at regular intervals in an effort to sanctify the hours of the day, whether in common or as individuals.