The Ambrosian Rite

(Part II)
Archdiocese of Milan, Italy


The Hours of the Ambrosian Breviary

     The Breviarium Ambrosianum contains the 8 hours of the Divine Office as in the Roman Breviary.  They are Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline.  Their structure is different from the Roman Breviary, as is the psalm cursus.

     Those who are accustomed to the Roman Rite might probably be unfamiliar with some peculiarities found in the Breviarium Ambrosianum.