A heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who purchased our 2014 calendar, for praying the 1962 Dominican Rite Breviary! For 2015, we are publishing it again, but with a small modification. In addition to an English translation of the Office of Pretiosa, we are also including an English translation of the Office of Prime, according to the Dominican Rite. These two offices were left out of the 2-volume 1967 Dominican Breviary published by St. Saviour's Press. We have also edited out some of the grammatical and spelling errors that found their way into the 2014 edition.
As with last years calendar, this years' is based on the Dominican Rite Liturgical Calendar that Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. prepares every year. The format is similar to that of the Ordo published by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The calendar contains the entire liturgical year, according to the 1962 Breviarii Iuxta Ritum Ordinis Preædicatorum, updated with the most recent canonizations of Dominican saints, as well as those who were Blessed in 1962 and have since been canonized.
In addition, the obits of the Masters General and the anniversaries of the Order are given, as well as the list of Dominican blesseds and the day of their votive office. Reminders are given for days when Dominican Tertiaries (Lay Dominicans) can obtain indulgences during the year. Finally, an English translation of the Ordinary of the Office of Pretiosa is given at the end.
Each day is annotated with the feast, the rank, commemorations (if any), and reminder notes if the day includes an anniversary or the obit of a Master General of the Order. The list of obits of the Masters General has been updated to include the Masters who have died since the last Dominican Breviary was published in 1962. All one needs in addition to this booklet is the "Martyrology of the Sacred Order of Friars Preachers" and a Missal (for the Gospel of the day) and one can pray the Office of Pretiosa every day of the year. An now it contains the Ordinary for the Office of Prime as well!