The complete set of THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS in four volumes. Leather volumes are not available individually.
Volume I - Advent and Christmas Season
Volume II - Lent and Easter Season
Volume III - Ordinary Time: Weeks 1 to 17
Volume IV - Ordinary Time: Weeks 18 to 34
The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfill the Lord's command to pray without ceasing.
The Various Hours and their Names
Hour of the Day Latin Name English Name During the Night Matins Readings Sunrise Lauds Morning Prayer First Hour of the Day Prime (suppressed) Third Hour of the Day Terce Mid-morning Prayer Sixth Hour of the Day Sext Midday Prayer Ninth Hour of the Day None Mid-afternoon Prayer As evening approaches Vespers Evening Prayer Nightfall Compline Night Prayer
Leather Bound. 8160 pages.
ISBN 13: 9780899424118
ISBN 10: 0899484112
Posted by David Mooneyhan on 7th Jun 2014
This four-volume Liturgy of the Hours is practically perfect in every way!
The binding, the font, the lack of tacky "illustrations," the FEEL of the books in your hand, the beauty and rhythm of the Grail translation of the Psalms, the selections for the Office of Readings!
After having to deal on a daily basis with the sheer UGLINESS of "Christian Prayer"!
Thanks be to God.
And to whoever WOKE UP to the fact that educated Catholics actually DO have an aesthetic sense.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Mar 2014
The set is truly beautiful. They feel great in you hand, the printing is A++ and even the font size is surprisingly readable for me and I typically need reading glasses. If you are attempting to learn the Liturgy of the Hours, it'll still be a challenge, but this set seems to have everything you need. I'm using DivineOffice.org to help me figure things out (still can't find the Hymns) but I'm writing this on day two ;) I'll update my review if possible after Lent 2014. With that, if you want to get the 4-volume set, you need not look any further, this set is complete and beautiful!
Posted by Dan D. on 26th Feb 2014
This set for the Liturgy of the Hours was the only newly published version I could find on the web and I could not be happier with my decision. For anyone who is considering making the investment for this I highly recommend it. The leather-bound version is sturdy and sits nicely on a desk or next to one's bed. The ribbons are useful once I developed a system for how to mark the pages I needed, and the supplementary material is helpful. The pages, although thin, are beautifully printed, easy to follow after a week or two of use, and the introductory material is interesting and worth meditating on in their own right.
On that note, it should be part of the product description that the 4-volume set comes with the Supplement and Inserts that are also sold separately. Do not purchase them if you are purchasing this set because they are already included.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Feb 2014
As a person who appreciates religious texts and pondering Catholicism, this is a perfect addition to any personal libary. The set arrived quickly, securely and safely packaged. The quality is good, the leather binding and ribbons are good. The only detraction in my opinion is the pages are a tad thin. Given the number of pages in each volume, this is somewhat understandable.
Posted by Rachel Nguyen on 19th Nov 2013
Beautiful edition of a beautiful cycle of prayer. I am a new Catholic and started reading the LOTH online a few weeks ago. I decided to purchase the set of books and at first found it a bit complex to use. However, I have been doing the prayers for the last couple of days and found that I am starting to understand the structure of the books. I LOVE using a real book so that I can underline or make little notes in the margins. This set seems very well made and will likely last for many years. In just the few weeks of reading the prayers each day, I feel a great sense of peace and joy to be praying with the entire Church. Strongly recommend to ANY Christian who wants to order their day around prayer
Posted by Pat Germano on 7th Jul 2012
The leather-bound Liturgy of Hours Set with gold leafing is well worth the price difference between the imitation-leather edition I had and my recently purchased leather edition I am very pleased.