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Nothing is to be put before
the love to Christ and the liturgical prayer.

(Rule of St. Benedict)

Unless stated otherwise, all the files are in Bengali.

To view a file in a new window/tab, right-click a title or hold down the Control key while clicking a title, then select Open.
To download a file, right-click a title or hold down the Control key while clicking a title, then select Save.
To download ALL the files and to monitor revised/modified files, you are advised to make use of iScriptorium (see below).

Listen to (and learn to sing) the Psalms as chanted in the monastery: YouTube, Audio only, Audio-Video (Audio and Audio-Video files are downloadable).

Lectionary for the Mass
Average size of the files is over 1.5 MB.

Monastic Liturgy of the Hours
These files contain the Liturgy of the Hours as it is prayed at Sadhu Benedict Moth and as printed in the Sannyas Praharik Upasana (vol. 1).
Rather useful if you want to print selections of the Office, for instance, the liturgy of a particular feast, or if you want to have a look at the more than one hundred ancient hymns translated into Bengali. The music/swaralipi of the hymns too may be viewed/downloaded (see below). The average size of the files varies from a few hundreds KB to 400 KB.

Everyday’s Readings
These files contain the appropriate Biblical and Patristic readings (with Responsory) for the Matins/Hour of Reading of the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours.
Being taken from the Monastic Office of the Moth the readings follow a two-year cycle (therefore they do not match the readings of the Roman Office). The average size of each file is 350 KB.
       Advent - Christmas - Lent - Easter        Ordinary Time        Proper of Saints - Commons

iScriptorium
iScriptorium is a freeware utility (English/Bangla interface) to help you monitor all the text- and audiovisual- files contained in this very page and in the Liturgy and Bible pages.
Files may be downloaded either as a set of files or one by one; and once downloaded they can be viewed through the application itself. iScriptorium is smart enough to understand when a given file has been revised/modified: in such case it will download it, otherwise it will skip it.
  •  Download  iScriptorium 3.1.7 for Macintosh (4.3 MB)  Windows (9.5 MB)

Psalms and Ragas
This audio-application contains all the Psalm-tunes (Ragas) and all the Antiphons for the Psalms and Canticles from ‘Swaralipi for the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours’. Just select an Antiphon, a Canticle or a Psalm-tune (Raga) and listen to its music, once or more times.
For the text of the Psalms, Canticles and Antiphones, see 'Psalms and Canticles' in 'Monastic Liturgy of the Hours' (above).
English interface.
  •  Download  Psalms and Ragas for Macintosh (6,5 MB)  Windows (9.4 MB)

Evangelarion
According to ancient tradition, at the beginning of a solemn Mass, the Book of the Gospels (Evangelarion) is to be carried in with special veneration by a deacon in the procession of ministers, and after being solemnly presented to the congregation, is to be enthroned on the altar. As St. Germanus of Constantinople, in the eighth century, wrote in his commentary, ‘The entrance of the Gospel signifies the coming of the Son of God.’ Then, at the proper time, it is carried amid candels and incense to the lectern so that the ‘Wisdom of God’ may instruct his people.
Should you download, print and bind ‘Evangelarion’, prepare a nice cover for it. Surely your congregation or community will appreciate it when they see a celebration carried on in the way as described above.
(Text without titles from the Jubilee Bible).
    Evangelarion (1.5 MB)

Introduction to the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours
Theological and practical guidelines for a deeper understanding of the Liturgy of the Hours.
    Introduction to the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours (123.13 KB)

Swaralipi for the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours
More than 50 Ragas to be used as Psalms-tunes; music for more than one hundred Hymns and for all the Psalms-Antiphones, etc.
The package contains also two useful files: How to sing the Psalms, and How to print and make a booklet out of the file.
    Swaralipi for the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours (274 KB)
    Swaralipi for the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours - Package (319 KB)

Psalter for the Liturgy of the Hours
The package contains the 150 Psalms and all the Canticles with their Antiphones, as used in the Liturgy of the Hours.
It contains three more files: How to print and make a booklet out of the file; the Cover.pdf to be printed as cover of the booklet; and the ‘Psalter_Map’ (i.e. how the Psalms are to be distributed in a four-week cycle).
    Psalter for the Liturgy of the Hours - Package (1.2 MB)

Benedictus and Magnificat
Leaflet containing the Benedictus and the Magnificat. Useful during the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours.
    Benedictus/Magnificat (36.12 KB)

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