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Author:  ForeverFaithful [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:29 am ]
Post subject:  Rubrics for the Divine Office

I have two questions:

1) Just like at mass there are various instructions in the Divine Office on how it should be said in what order and so on. I heard the Divine Office (both OF and EF) are part of the public prayer of the Church, so is a layman saying the office privately bound not to omit or add anything? Or to follow the instructions to the letter?

2) Is the Little Office of Our Lady (1962) considered public or private prayer?

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

A layman praying the Office privately can do what he likes. But why do it wrong?

The Little Office is a private devotion. Some religious orders use it, but it's not a general part of the life of the Church.

Author:  ForeverFaithful [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
A layman praying the Office privately can do what he likes. But why do it wrong?


Well I'm terribly disorganized, so if I pray half an office because it's all I can figure out how to fit in my day, that's better than nothing.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

By "half an office," do you mean not praying all the hours?

Author:  Peregrinator [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

My thought is that it is better to do one or more of the Hours correctly than do all of them, but only partially. It's probably a good idea to start with the so-called little Hours - Prime, Terce, Sext, and None.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

Which breviary is he praying?

Author:  ForeverFaithful [ Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Which breviary is he praying?


What is at hand. I have an app for 62 but also the Little Office 62; sometimes with friends we use the OF.

Author:  Pro Ecclesia Dei [ Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

The Little office I think still constitutes part of the public prayer of the Church, at least it used to, and I thought there was a statement by Paul VI to that effect. Will see if I can find it

Author:  lbt [ Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rubrics for the Divine Office

I use an app to read the Liturgy of the Hours in Russian.

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