But for those in the just -starting- and -not-so-sure-I can-handle-this category, I’m going to recommend you hold off on the “hinge” thing for a while. Instead, begin with the hour of Night Prayer. There are several reasons for this:
1. It is shorter than Morning or Evening prayer, ever an advantage to those of us who are piety-challenged.
Okay, here we go. Note that in your breviary breviary, there is no night prayer for Saturday. Saturday night is called Sunday I and Sunday night is called Sunday II.
1.Begin with the sign of the cross while reciting O God come to my assistance. O Lord make haste to help me. say the Glory Be. And unless it’s lent, you may add Alleluia
That’s it. The whole thing takes 5 minutes, not counting your examen. Longer, of course, if you linger to savor and meditate upon the psalms.
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