Parsch, Pius. The Breviary Explained. Trans. by William Nayden and Carl Hoegerl. St. Louis, Herder, 1952. 495p. LC 52-8708.
Find a copy

More a guide for the proper understanding and recitation of the office than a history or commentary, although much of this type of material is included in the work. The three sections cover "Fundamental Notions," a history of the Breviary; "Constituent Parts," the elements that make up each hour; and "The Spirit of the Breviary," seasonal changes. America remarked that it has been written "without reference to current reforms" (LXXXVI [August 2, 1952], p. 444).

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License