am Morgen und Abend
(successor to Officium DIvinum Parvum)
|Morning Prayer - Lauds|
28 (1-5, 7-11)
|Evening Prayer - Vespers|
113 (9-12, 17-26)
|Night Prayer -Compline
a) This copy of CHRISTUSLOB am Morgen und Abend, 1969 edition, was provided by Herder & Co. which has published all editions of the Officium Divinum Parvum. as well as all the Christuslob editions. While this edition is for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer only, later editions would include Midday Prayer as well.
c) As with other editions of Christuslob and Officium Divinum Parvum, this text was approved by Bishops' Conferences of countries with German-speaking populations.
d) This edition, as is any edition with Heinrich Rohr as co-compiler and co-editor, is printed with musical notation and is intended to be sung in common, though the book can be used by an individual. The music is chant-based and melodies for psalm tones, hymns and other selections are familiar to those with a tradition of a sung office.
e) Some of Fleischmann's principles (Officium Divinum Parvum) were retained in Christuslob, e.g., most hymns with no more than 3 verses (Sunday Lauds and Vespers being one exception), shortened psalms, no more than 3 psalms at an hour, etc. Some of the structure of Christuslob is decidedly post-Vatican II: placement of the hymn at the beginning of the hour; the invitatory at the start of the first prayer of the day (in the case of Christuslob, Morning Prayer). In the 2 week psalter, there is only 1 Old Testament canticle (Dan 3 at Sunday I, Lauds), though the usual 3 New Testament Canticles are included. The seasonal office is emphasized, and while there are some festal celebrations and a few Common offices, the office is as Fleischmann had originally intended: easy to use for laity and religious alike.