The Saint Helena Breviary and Psalter
The Saint Helena Breviary: Monastic Edition reflects years of work by the sisters of the Order in revising the language of our Breviary for inclusive and expansive language. The Monastic Edition is used by sisters at the Convent. It contains the complete Breviary, with psalms, music, and instructions for saying and chanting the Daily Office. The Order of Saint Helena follows a four-fold Daily Office of Matins, Diurnum, Vespers, and Compline with psalms, antiphons, canticles, hymns and prayers appointed for each day of the week, on a two-week cycle. Additional material is included for the celebration of liturgical seasons, saints’ days and major feast days of the Church. The Monastic Edition is out of print, but is available on CD in PDF (see below).
The Saint Helena Breviary: Monastic Edition and The Saint Helena Psalter are available on CD in PDF (Portable Document Format). The PDF of The Saint Helena Breviary has a menu to assist in navigation, and may be used on a computer or portable devices. The Saint Helena Psalter is also included on this CD and may be copied into service bulletins with the copyright notice: “(c) Order of Saint Helena, used by permission.”
In appreciation for a donation of $25 or more, you may choose to receive a CD as our gift.
The Saint Helena Psalter, with the Psalms in numerical order, is available in print for purchase at our convent for $20. To purchase by mail, please send a check for $25 (includes $5 for shipping) to:
Convent of Saint Helena
414 Savannah Barony Drive
North Augusta SC 29841
Please include your mailing address, email address and phone number with the order. The Saint Helena Psalter may also be purchased online from the publisher: Church Publishing, or by calling Church Publishing: 800-242-1918, or from www.amazon.com.
The Saint Helena Breviary: Personal Edition is an abridged edition which does not contain the music or seasonal antiphons that are included in the Monastic Edition. The Personal Edition is set up in the same way as the Offices in the Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms are presented in numerical order at the back of the book. The appointed lectionary is also printed in the back of the book.
The antiphons for the saints in Common 2 were unfortunately omitted from The Saint Helena Breviary: Personal Edition. These antiphons are available here to print or download in PDF.
To purchase by mail, please send a check for $58 (includes $8 for shipping) to our convent in North Augusta SC, and please include your mailing address, email address and phone number with the order. The Saint Helena Breviary: Personal Edition may also be purchased directly from the publisher online: Church Publishing, or by calling Church Publishing: 800-242-1918, or from www.amazon.com.