Now in large type, the complete set of THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS in four volumes.
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Large print. 8160 pages.
The Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office has been commonly known as the breviary or priests' daily prayerbook. Before the reform of Vatican II it was said by priests and religious but principally as a private prayer. The liturgical reform of Vatican II has restored the Divine Office to its original purpose, the prayer of the entire Church.
Although bishops, priest, deacons, and religious have a certain obligation to pray the Office, the reform has attempted to make it accessible to others by a simplification of the structure which would give greater emphasis to the reading of the word of God and the praying of the psalms. Since the communal nature of the Liturgy of the Hours has been emphasized again, wherever possible encouragement should be given at least to the celebration of Morning and Evening Prayer in public worship services.
The Priesthood of Christ in the Liturgy of the Hours
In the Holy Spirit Christ carries out through the Church "the work of man's redemption and God's perfect glorification," not only when the Eucharist is celebrated and the sacraments administered but also in other ways, and especially when the Liturgy of the Hours is celebrated. In it Christ Himself is present, in the assembled community, in the proclamation of God's word, "in the prayer and sond of the Chruch."
Man's sanctification is accomplished, and worship offered to God, in the Liturgy of the Hours in an exchange or dialogue between God and man in which "God speaks to His people . . . and His people reply to Him in song and prayer."
Those taking part in the Liturgy of the Hours have access to holiness of the richest kind through the life-giving word of God, to which it gives such great importance. The readings are drawn from Sacred Scripture, God's words in the Psalms are sung in His presence, and the intercessions, prayers and hymns are steeped in the inspired language of Scripture.
Recommended for Religious and Laity
Sacred ministers, and all clerics (not otherwise bound to a common celebration) living in community or assembling together, should arrange to say at least some part of the Liturgy of the Hours in common, particularly Morning and Evening Prayer.
It is strongly recommended that religious of either sex as well as members of any institute of perfection, should gather together, by themselves or with the faithful, to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours or part of it.
Gatherings of the laity -- for prayer, apostolic work or any other reason -- are encouraged to fulfill the Church's office by celebrating part of the Liturgy of the Hours. The laity must learn, especially in liturgical actions, how to adore God the Father in spirity and in truth.
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Posted by Philip LeBar on 1st Sep 2016
Lies flat, easy-to-read, and every bit as good as the photo. Beautiful workmanship.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2016
The picture does not do this book set justice. When I received it, felt the weight, and was able to see the large print, I could tell this set was a quality set. Well worth the money spent. I can tell they will last for years.
Posted by Anne Martin on 28th Apr 2016
Love the large print and the customer service was above and beyond. I had a problem with one of the books and they replaced it immediately. I would never hesitate to make a purchase again.
God Bless and thank you.
Posted by Greg on 21st Jul 2015
An incomparable source of God's Word. True daily nourishment for the soul, mind and body too!
Posted by Tom Harley on 21st Nov 2014
Went from the one volume to the four volume Liturgy of the Hours. Price on the extra large font was the best. This is the best way to join the entire Church in praying the Liturgy of the Hours.
Posted by Donna on 29th Aug 2014
The liturgy of the hours books are impressive, the quality is great. i like the clear print and the storage box will help keep them in top condition.
The price is great and makes it affordable for any one. I'm in Australia and the cost of the books plus postage is almost half the cost of the English version,The Divine Office.
Posted by Paul Flores on 28th Aug 2014
Wonderful set at a great price. Bonded leather covers and gilded edges make it a nice book to hold. Lays flat and the large type makes it very easy to read. I was happy to find that it comes with a book holder as well.
Posted by Thomas Dillon on 21st Jan 2014
Praying with failing eyesight is no work at all with this lovely set of the Liturgy of the Hours. Easy to read and follow, excellent accompanying material, and just a delightful carrying box for easy storage and display when volumes not in use. A steal for the price with the quality of handiwork displayed in each volume.
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Posted by Unknown on 11th Nov 2013
This set is beautiful and so easy to read for older eyes.. I am very impressed with the quality.
I only wish I would have know that I did not need to order the Guide because it was included with the set (both 2013 and 2014, which I thought is great!)
So I now have a 2014 guide I paid for if someone needs one.
Posted by Frank on 16th Oct 2013
I have been saying the office for near twenty years and my original Liturgy of the Hours set show the wear and tear. I have also noticed the print was shrinking too! This new set, Large Print Edition, is both beautifully made and much easier to read. I an very well pleased with this set. ALL Catholics should be saying the Office daily as part of the unity and discipline of the Church Militant, Suffering and Triumphant!
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