Liturgy of Hours Second Edition

Cover of Abbey Psalms and Canticles book

March 18, 2020 – USCCB sent email message announcement of the availability of the Abbey Psalms and Canticles. Available from the USCCB online store. The description says “Prepared by the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey in Missouri, this translation establishes the definitive form of Psalms and canticles that will gradually appear in official Catholic liturgical books. Among other rituals, future editions of the Liturgy of the Hours and the Lectionary for Mass (both several years from completion) will use this translation.

August 26, 2019 – Revised Liturgy of the Hours — What Do We Know?

July 16 2019 USCCB Purchases Translation of Psalms and Canticles from Conception Abbey

November 2012 – the U.S. Bishops voted to revise the translation of the Liturgy of the Hours in light of the Roman Missal, Third Edition and the 2001 Vatican document Liturgiam authenticam. This page will help to track the progress of this major undertaking for the Church in the United States. It lists the status or each of the components.

  • Sacred Scripture
    • Psalms
    • Canticles
    • Readings
  • Non-Scriptural Elements
    • Hymns
    • Intercessions
    • Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons
    • Psalm Antiphons
    • Orations