Night Prayer: On Solemnities, Pray Like It’s Sunday

Your Liturgy of the Hours Tip of the Day: on Solemnities, pray Night Prayer for Sundays.

Today the Roman Catholic Church in the USA celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph. That means you’ll pray the Hours for the Solemnity all day today, right up until Night Prayer.

Night Prayer is very straightforward, with prayers for every day of the week. But Sunday Night Prayer is also labeled “for Solemnities.” This makes sense, because Solemnities are celebrated just like a Sunday would be, with two readings before the Gospel and a Gloria at Mass (yes, even during Lent!), and usually with Evening Prayer I the day before.

So when you pray Night Prayer tonight, pray like it’s Sunday.

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