The Liturgy of the Hours, together with the Mass, constitutes the official public prayer life of the Catholic Church. A canonical obligation for Catholic clergy and the basis of prayer for monastic and religious life, the Liturgy of the Hours also incorporates a wide participation of laity across the world. It’s also known as the Divine Office and informally referred to as the breviary, although many other modern breviaries exist in other traditions as well.
The Liturgy of the Hours consists of psalms or psalm-like Scriptures accompanied by hymns, readings, and prayers, sectioned out by hour of the day. Since Pope Paul VI’s revision of the breviary right after Vatican II, these hours are broken down into seven offices for intentional times of day: lauds (morning prayer), terce (mid-morning), sext (midday), none (mid-afternoon), vespers (evening), and compline (night). The seventh is the Office of Readings, which—in addition to its psalms, hymns, prayers, and longer Scripture readings—includes non-biblical readings, usually from the writings of the Church Fathers, the saints, or theological Church documents.
In Logos, the Liturgy of the Hours is fully linked and integrated into your library. Follow the prayers and texts to their sources in the Scriptures, Fathers, and documents of the Church. Study the Latin edition next to the English and improve your fluency in the language of the Western Church. These massive volumes are fully searchable, allowing you to run fast searches on words or Scripture references, allowing you study the liturgy like it’s never been studied before.
This edition of the Liturgy of the Hours is without the official biblical texts for liturgical use. View the biblical text in any translation in your library or study along with the official Nova Vulgata or the Grail Psalms.
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Liturgy of the Hours (4 vols.)
- Publisher: ICEL
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pages: 8,160
Liturgia Horarum (4 vols.)
- Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pages: 6,992
- Title: The Liturgy of the Hours
- Publishers: Libreria Editrice Vaticana (Latin) and ICEL (English)
- Publication Dates: 2000 (Latin), 1975 (English)
- Volumes: 8
- Pages: 15,152