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The Liturgy of the Hours, also called the Divine Office, or the Work of God (Opus Dei) is available to you in its entirety in this four volume set. It marks the hours of each day, sanctifying them with prayers. A meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer, clergy pray it daily and the laity are encouraged to pray it as well. The five Hours of the Divine Office include the Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer. Each of the canonical Hours includes selections from the Psalms that culminate in a scriptural proclamation.
"The hymns and litanies of the Liturgy of the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the Church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Moreover, the reading from the Word of God at each Hour (with the subsequent responses or troparia) and readings from the Fathers and spiritual masters at certain Hours, reveal more deeply the meaning of the mystery being celebrated, assist in understanding the psalms, and prepare for silent prayer." (CCC 1177)
This four-volume set contains all you will need. Each volume addresses a period of the liturgical year: Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Ordinary Time Weeks 1-17, and Ordinary Time Weeks 18-34. The Saint Joseph Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours directs you to the correct prayers and pages. (You will receive the guide for the current year.) Insert cards provide information and prayers and a Supplement notes new feasts and memorials.
The books are printed in two colors and bound in flexible, simulated leather. Gold-stamped spines match the gilt-edged pages and ribbon markers help to keep you organized. This set of the Liturgy of the Hours will become a life-long guide to the sanctification of each day.
Liturgy of the Hours Four Volume Set Details:
- Four Volume Set for Complete Liturgical Year
- International Commission on English in the Liturgy
- Imitation Leather Bindings
- Gold Stamped Spines & Gilded Page Edges
- Ribbon Markers
- Dimensions: 7-1/4" x 5-1/4" x 8-1/4" (set)
- ISBN: 9780899424095
- Set Also Includes:
- Current Saint Joseph Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours
- Supplement for the Liturgy of the Hours
- Insert Cards for the Liturgy of the Hours