Monday, January 24, 2005

vespers and compline before the sacrament

Catholic Culture : Document Library : Decree on the Gift of an Indulgence during the 'Year of the Eucharist':

"2. A Plenary Indulgence is also granted to the clergy, members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and to the other faithful bound by law to recite the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as those who are accustomed to praying the Divine Office for pure devotion, every time, at the end of the day, when they recite Vespers and Compline before the Lord present in the tabernacle, either in community or privately."

I'm not sure if the Bp. of Rome intends for this to apply to the faithful in the Anglican Church, but maybe it does. Does Evening Prayer count?

1 comment:

John Thorpe said...

Wow. if I could get an indulgence for attending worship, that might make YDS services worth going to. Just think, this place could be a veritable gold mine for anti-purgatorial documentation. Oh, . . . oh, wait a minute. It says "praying the Divine Office for pure devotion". hmmm... does it matter to whom we are devoted? I hear there's a smorgasboard of different deities available to Episcopalians these days. Perhaps the 'Bishop' of Utah or Pennsylvania's druidic anglicans could suggest a couple. You know, some fresh deities to liven up our worship and spice up our theology. The old stuff 'once received' is so out of vogue.