August 17, 2013
I have created several resources which are useful for me personally, and are possibly useful for others as well, so I've made them available to the public through this web site. Some of these are linked from other articles of mine and have been brought togther in one collection on this page, and other resources can only be found here.
Please feel free to print these out and use them. You may have to reduce the size of the images when printing in order to fit them on your paper.
Liturgy of the Hours Psalms Chart tells you which Psalms are used for which hours (Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer) over the four week cycle. Here it is in a horizontal format, and here it is in Japanese.
Liturgy of the Hours Scripture and Psalms Chart is more comprehensive and tells you which Psalms and Canticles from the Bible are used for which hours (Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer) over the four week cycle at least on regular days during Ordinary time. These are the Psalms and Canticles which are repeated every four weeeks. The lectionary for the Office of Readings which covers every day one or two years is not included in this chart.
The Two-year Scripture Lectionary for the Office of Readings: This lectionary was originally intended to be included in the current Liturgy of the Hours, but because of its huge size, it was left out, and a smaller one-year lectionary was used instead. This list appears in the one-volume breviary called Christian Prayer. I compared available versions out there and compiled this printable list for personal use.
Simple Psalm tones chart: Four identical cards basically 3X5 inches with 5 of the simplest, most versatile Psalm tones for quick reference to use with any of the Psalms (483KB PDF).
The Lord's Prayer in English, Latin and Japanese -- the version currently used in the Catholic Church in Japan (319KB PDF).
Frequently used phrases in prayer in Latin and Japanese -- the version currently used in the Catholic Church in Japan. (307KB PDF).
The Nicene Creed in Japanese. This is the version currently used in the Catholic Church in Japan. (319KB PDF).
Some resources for singing the St. Meinrad Psalm Tones Includes mp3 files and printable cards to help you learn and sing the St. Meinrad Psalm tones.