Abbey Book of Customs on Table Reading

In addition to the Rule of Saint Benedict, Table Reading at Saint Anselm’s is structured in light of the following passage of our Book of Customs:

Table reading takes place at the noon and evening meals. The prior makes the selections. At the noon meal there is read a short passage from the Old Testament and then the current book until the end of the meal. At the evening meal there is read a short passage from the New Testament, the assigned selection from the Holy Rule with appropriate selections from The Constitutions and The Directory, The Directory for the Celebration of the Work of God, the community’s Book of Customs, and then the current book until the end of the meal.

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3 Responses to Abbey Book of Customs on Table Reading

  1. Bob says:

    What are the features on the four points of the crucifix over the altar in the Abbey church?

  2. brotherisaac says:

    They are the symbols for the four evangelists: The Angel represents the author of the Gospel according to Matthew; the Lion for Mark; the Ox for Luke; and, the Eagle for John.

  3. Jane Kerr says:

    I’d like to attend sunday mass at st. anselm’s. do the monks have a choir? do they sing at all masses?

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