The Divine Office: “From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfils the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.” Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

Interior of a Scriptorium, School of Segovia (oil on panel)
  • Morning Prayer7.45 am Monday–Friday (Said); 10.00 am Sunday (Sung)
  • Midday Prayer12.30 pm Monday–Friday (Said)
  • Evening Prayer5.15 pm Monday–Friday (Said)

 

“In the liturgy of the hours the Church in large measure prays through the magnificent songs that the Old Testament authors composed under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The origin of these verses gives them great power to raise the mind to God, to inspire devotion, to evoke
gratitude in times of favour, and to bring consolation and courage in times of trial.” General Instructions of the Liturgy of the Hours

 

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