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The Liturgy of the Hours: According to the Roman Rite (4 vols.)

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Overview

The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer. At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world. The Divine Office “is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father.” (SC 84) The dialogue is always held, however, in the presence of God and using the words and wisdom of God. Each of the five canonical Hours includes selections from the Psalms that culminate in a scriptural proclamation. The two most important or hinge Hours are Morning and Evening Prayer. These each include a Gospel canticle: the Canticle of Zechariah from Luke 1:68-79 for Morning Prayer (known as the Benedictus), and the Canticle of Mary from Luke 1:46-55 for Evening Prayer (known as the Magnificat). The Gospel canticle acts as a kind of meditative extension of the scriptural proclamation in light of the Christ event. Morning and Evening Prayer also include intercessions that flow from the scriptural proclamation just as the Psalms prepare for it.

The four volumes are sold as a single resource and not as individual volumes.


Restricted for sale to the United States.

  • Title: The Liturgy of the Hours: According to the Roman Rite (4 vols.)
  • Publisher: International Commission on English in the Liturgy
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 8212
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Liturgy
  • Topic: Liturgical Theology

In the Verbum edition, these volumes are enhanced with amazing functionality. Flipping back and forth between different sections of a printed volume are streamlined into a single, easy-to-use interface. This digital Liturgy of the Hours can also be used for serious study. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take on the go on your tablet and mobile apps. With Verbum Catholic Study Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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  1. Stephen Beyer

    Stephen Beyer

    11/7/2021

    44444
    October 22nd was the optional feast for St John Paul II. There was an optional second reading and optional prayer. This option was not presented in our online version. Yet, another source I have (Universalis) has it online. Of course you might say, "well then, Stephen, use Universalis" :) But I love the format you (we) have. So, my question is, can you update the product as new memorials are added by the Church? St John Paul II is not the only new one. Maybe you can find out how Universalis keeps their product updated.
    Reply

  2. Stephen Beyer

    Stephen Beyer

    11/7/2021

    44444
    October 22nd was the optional feast for St John Paul II. There was an optional second reading and optional prayer. This option was not presented in our online version. Yet, another source I have (Universalis) has it online. Of course you might say, "well then, Stephen, use Universalis" :) But I love the format you (we) have. So, my question is, can you update the product as new memorials are added by the Church? St John Paul II is not the only new one. Maybe you can find out how Universalis keeps their product updated.
    Reply

  3. Stephen Beyer

    Stephen Beyer

    11/7/2021

    44444
    October 22nd was the optional feast for St John Paul II. There was an optional second reading and optional prayer. This option was not presented in our online version. Yet, another source I have (Universalis) has it online. Of course you might say, "well then, Stephen, use Universalis" :) But I love the format you (we) have. So, my question is, can you update the product as new memorials are added by the Church? St John Paul II is not the only new one. Maybe you can find out how Universalis keeps their product updated.
    Reply

  4. Stephen Beyer

    Stephen Beyer

    11/7/2021

    44444
    October 22nd was the optional feast for St John Paul II. There was an optional second reading and optional prayer. This option was not presented in our online version. Yet, another source I have (Universalis) has it online. Of course you might say, "well then, Stephen, use Universalis" :) But I love the format you (we) have. So, my question is, can you update the product as new memorials are added by the Church? St John Paul II is not the only new one. Maybe you can find out how Universalis keeps their product updated.
    Reply

  5. Alan Mincy

    Alan Mincy

    11/1/2021

    55555
    I love this product, and here are the reasons: 1) the scripture text are hyper link to your Bible of choice. 2) It is easy to navigate by clicking to the table of contents tab. I can see the entire book (volumes) on one side and the selected items on the other. 3) I love the prayers and it is great to have it in an electronic format. Overall I think it is easy to navigate without all the interface items discussed in prior comments. Once you fall in love with the prayers, the small navigation items seem like a small sacrifice.
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  6. Jonathan Jergens
    Completely unusable. The LoH has a set text - you should not be able to select a bible for some of its texts. The Canticles pull from the default bible selection, which is wrong, as the LoH is set to a standardized text. Also, some canticles simply aren't present, or they are not broken up into stanzas. Typos are absolutely everywhere. This is completely unusable and numerous corrections needs to be made before it becomes usable.
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  7. Zachary

    Zachary

    6/14/2021

    11111
    I expected the Verbum Liturgy of the Hours (LOTH) to allow me to replace the need for carrying a hard copy and with powerful integration into the Verbum Ecosystem similar to how the Roman Daily Missal is integrated into the dashboard. In my mind it was going to be superior to the various apps containing the LOTH hours by virtue of available cross references and study tools on a platform that can be utilized across most major mobile and desktop ecosystems. The Verbum Edition of the Liturgy of the Hours failed to meet my expectations. A lot of my confusion centers around the current product description that reads “Flipping back and forth between different sections of a printed volume are streamlined into a single, easy-to-use interface.” I like others thought this meant the readings and hours would be automatically rendered into a readable format without the need for flipping, clicking, or tabbing between the various sections of the books. Currently this is not the case. The only streamlined interface you have to use is Verbum itself. You can display the table of contents and flip between sections but if I am going to have to do that I would rather just have a book with ribbons. Its disenchanting on the desktop version and not remotely worth the effort if you have hoped to use it on a mobile device to pray the hours.

As it stands the Verbum Edition of the LOTHs might only be useful to you if you want to do a detailed study of a particular area or passage. If you got this version of the the LOTH in a package you might find it interesting to have. If you are contemplating buying the standalone you will need to seriously consider and manage your expectations. If Verbum updates this resource to create a streamlined experience where you can select which hour you want to read with a click and that be it I would drastically change my rating and review.
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  8. David Wanat

    David Wanat

    5/28/2021

    11111
    Unacceptable as released. It doesn’t easily flow and the Bible readings are links, not the text. You’re better off using an app or the actual books.
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  9. Michael Elenz

    Michael Elenz

    5/27/2021

    33333
    I don’t mind physically moving back and forth to get to the correct texts, but in volume III the links to the canticles are missing. Then I must exit Verbum and go to a different LOTH app. That should be corrected.
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  10. Fr. Jonathan Dellinger
    I was looking forward to utilizing the LOTH but it is extremely difficult to navigate. I'm sure it has potential but as it stands, its usage is very limited. Unlike the book which has ribbons to easily navigate back and forth this program has no means to do that so one must go in search of the propers via the content index (even this is a bear to navigate). iBreviary app could help Verbum properly understand how to make navigation more simple for the prayers of the day. I would only recommend this LOTH for research but not daily prayers.
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