Liturgy of the Hours
This fourth volume of the official English edition of the Divine Office, for use during Weeks 18-34 of Ordinary Time, contains the translation approved by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy. Includes the current ST. JOSEPH GUIDE FOR THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS (Product Code: 400/G) and INSERTS FOR THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS (Product Code 400/I). Additional co...more
I do wonder what exactly prompted the publishers of the current LotH to replace the standard chants with a wide variety of often-difficult-to-sing hymns, and why they packed it chock-full with unnecessary 'psalm-prayers' and appendices of stuff you never use. I have heard rumblings that the upcoming Vox Clara alterations will involve compelling publishers to stick closer to the Editio Typica.
Notice the days, notice the hours, notice the presence of God.
These prayer books have kept me company and helped me attend to the presence of God for a while now. I'll keep them close.
While I'm Lutheran, I've benefited a great deal from this extended practice of prayer. I know this isn't everyone's thing, but I'm enjoying the time. I feel a correlation as well. When the days are measured with prayer, the days also carry more gratitude, more consideration o ...more
This is the daily prayer book of the Church. Priests, deacons, and religious are required to use it and laity are encouraged to as well. Among other things, the practice gets one into a pattern of prayer allowing for deeper time with God.