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The Kilmun Breviary

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Published by Kellbride Press.

Shipping: Unless otherwise stated, the Breviary is printed on demand by our printer. This may take up to 72 hours, but there is no guarantee on time as it's a small business and production time increases as their load increases. Later this month there will be copies in stock which can be posted as soon as the order is received.


  • Hardback (Printed on 70gsm Premium Cream paper; case-bound PPC, 148x210mm / A5).

  • Cloth (Printed on 80gsm Premium Cream paper; Case-bound in blue Buckram cloth, gold foil stamped title, with ribbon & headband; 148x210mm / A5).

Pages: 481

Typeface: Century Schoolbook, 14pt

Cross illustration by dibsmft.

This Breviary is based upon - inspired by - the Clewer Breviary which was derived from the Sarum, and published in English in 1851. Its development has evolved over thirty-three years.

The overriding principle in the layout, arrangement and form of the Offices in this Breviary, has been to achieve a much simplified Breviary, easily usable by monastics who may have to work outside the monastery or who have come late to monasticism. Additionally, provisions have been made for those who may be working in the secular world, requiring a simple midday Office.

It is intended to be clearly understood, easy to chant, and is arranged in such a way that the user can, as far as possible, simply follow through any given Office with the least number of extra places to find.

Undoubtedly there will be those who regard such an intention as weakening the monastic prayer-work, having themselves a long experience of using more complicated traditional breviaries.  

This present work in no way suggests that those breviaries should be abandoned by those who use them. Rather, this Breviary is for use by those who, through circumstances beyond their control, are unable to be members of large, enclosed monastic communities, who may have to work in the secular world and who consequently have neither the time nor indeed, the energy, to focus on the often complicated task of determining the variations demanded by the traditional breviaries. Thus can they focus their attention on God with the least distraction.

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