Spread The World: Put The Liturgy of the Hours on Your Own Website

Mauro Dalu on August 1st, 2015 | 1 comment

Ever wanted to put today's Liturgy of the Hours text on your website? Now you can! and as a big plus you also get to provide our award winning audio rendition of the universal prayer of the Catholic Church.

Divine Office Catholic Ministry announces today a new way to spread the Liturgy of the Hours to allow more and more people to join in prayer, always and everywhere.

Starting today, the same award winning Liturgy of the Hours audio and text produced by DivineOffice.org are available in a fully responsive "widget" you can embed in your own website!

To activate the widget on...

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New Liturgy of the Hours Website optimised for Visually Impaired People by DivineOffice.org

Mauro Dalu on July 31st, 2015 | no comments yet

Divine Office Catholic Ministry announces today that a new set of web pages is available through the DivineOffice.org website, optimised to be accessed by blind and visually impaired people.

The new accessible website features the same award winning audio production of the Liturgy of the Hours, the universal prayer of the Catholic Church, served in a bare-bones set of pages.

Some time ago, one of our community members contacted us telling that our website was very hard to browse through a Screen Reader software. We immediately...

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June 2015 Newsletter from the USCCB Office of Divine Worship

Monica on July 20th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear community,

We have prepared a summary of the June 2015 Newsletter from the USCCB Office of Divine Worship and you can find the entire newsletter attached. The newsletter includes information on:

Liturgical Schedule of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States:

Pope Francis will undertake an Apostolic Journey to the United States and United Nations on September 22-27, 2015, visiting Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia. This visit takes place on the occasion of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. During the papal visit, there will be six liturgical events: two each in Washington, New York City, and...

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Liturgy of the Hours, for Any Day of the Year

Mauro Dalu on June 7th, 2015 | 9 comments

A new "beta" feature on the DivineOffice.org home page allows our community members to pick any date form a calendar to view the Liturgy of the Hours for that date!

The new feature can be found on the right sidebar on most of the website pages. In the next few days this feature will be moved and replace the "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" links that can currently be found on the left side of the site, below the day indicator next to the navigation bar for the day's prayers.

How do you like this new feature?

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Changes to the Home Page for the DivineOffice.org Liturgy of the Hours Website

Mauro Dalu on May 28th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear Community,

We implemented a few changes to our website code for the home page, reducing drastically our dependance on old Javascript technology that has been causing issues to some of you, especially on some older versions of Safari and Internet Explorer for Windows.

The new home page features a slightly simpler layout, and splits out the prayers in separate pages. It load much less contents and should therefore be much faster for you to display.

We also added a table of contents for the Liturgy of the Hours at the very bottom of the page, from which you can finally access the...

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The Day of Unborn Children

Monica on March 25th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear Community,

This March 25th feast day, represents the symbolic interval of a full-term pregnancy, reminding us of the reality and dignity of human life from day one at the moment of conception.

"A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer." - Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100

The International Day...

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Lent is near! A Call to Prayer!

Monica on February 17th, 2015 | no comments yet

Dear community,

Tomorrow we will embark in a new Lenten journey. Prayer, mercy and charity, conversion of heart, these are both our pillars and our solid ground, paving the road towards the Passion and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"Where is your brother?"(Gen 4:9) Pope Francis asks in this year's Lenten message. He makes a call for each of us to find "our brother" and unite "ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven." Stand firm and hold fast to this call since "we (all) are tempted by indifference."

Share this call! Make easier for our brothers and sisters to...

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Prayer: a New Year’s Resolution

Monica on December 29th, 2014 | no comments yet

New Year’s resolutions are a common practice going back over 3,000 years. We have the feeling and the hope of a new beginning and for all Christianity this hope is renewed each year with the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Most New Year’s resolutions are personal commitments to quit bad habits and set new good ones, new goals as spending more time with family or eating healthier or exercise more. It seems the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions are in relation to physical things. If so, let us then remember: “train yourselfs to be godly. For physical training...

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Divine Office 2 App for iOS is $14.99 only two more days!

Monica on December 6th, 2014 | no comments yet

Divine Office 2 App will be $14.99 only two more days. It may be an opportunity to give this gift of prayer to all your loved ones at a discount price.

We feel thankful for each and everyone of you praying with us, for all the support we have received from you since we lunched the Divine Office 2 App, for all your wonderful reviews. Finally, but most important of all, thank you for your help with our mission of gathering more people in praying the Liturgy of the...

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The Bundle Upgrade to the Divine Office 2 is now in Store!

Monica on December 5th, 2014 | no comments yet

Dear Community,

The bundle upgrade to the Divine Office 2 app is now available in store! This message concerns all of our community members using the old Divine Office app, that have iOS 7 and later, that need the maintenance support and added features:
*iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Mini, iPad Air
*Enhanced playback controls including skip forward/backward
*Playback speeds 1x, 1.3x, 1.6x, and 2x
*Audio downloads from 0 to 21 days
*Airplay support
*Easy scrolling date picker
*Liturgical calendar
*Performance improvements

The ever changing world of technology made this upgrade not only useful but, most importantly, necessary. The old Divine Office app will continue to operate...

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Divine Office 2 App for iOS is now in Store!

Monica on November 27th, 2014 | no comments yet

Dear Community,

May you have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day! We feel thankful for each and everyone of you praying with us! And so, our joy is even greater, for we are able to announce, after 18 months of work, that our new iOS app, Divine Office 2, is now available for purchase in the iTunes App Store.

Divine Office 2
Our app is today and on Black Friday through 1st Week of Advent at a special price so that you can gift liturgical prayer to friends and family, to all of those...

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Bishops Assembly to vote on revisions to the Liturgy of the Hours

Monica on November 6th, 2014 | no comments yet

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship will present five liturgical items for vote at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 10-13.

The bishops' voting may include amendments to the following two items regarding the LOTH:

• Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours. An English translation of the prayers used for the feast days of saints who have been added to the General Calendar since 1984.

• Modifications to the Revised Grail Psalms, originally approved by Rome in 2010. Since it is anticipated that the Psalms will be widely used with a future...

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A new beautiful Divine Office

Monica on October 18th, 2014 | no comments yet

Dear community,

In just weeks a new beautiful iOS Divine Office will be released as a low cost upgrade to our current Divine Office iOS app. The upgrade is optional because our current app will continue to operate as it is now. However, if you would like to upgrade you won't pay extra for buying now because we have discounted this version by the upgrade cost. Buy now in confidence knowing only owners of this app will receive the exclusive upgrade pricing.

This announcement is only applicable to Apple devices. We will begin upgrading Android shortly. We value...

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The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Monica on September 28th, 2014 | no comments yet

Day of Prayer
for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the
Synod of Bishops
Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from 5 to 21 October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.

Particular churches, parish communities, institutes of consecrated life, associations and movements are invited to...

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New voices on Divine Office

Monica on September 12th, 2014 | no comments yet

To our beloved community,

The Divine Office team is fully committed to this ministry. More so now, that we have been transformed, through the grace of God, from few to many, from a home spun ministry to a worldwide apostolate. As such, we acknowledge the growing, greater demands we have been challenged with and feel blessed to be able to answer them, as follows:

The Divine Office will be replacing the more dramatic readings with new, talented voices, some of which will bring youth and vitality while others will reflect our internationality, our cultural diversity.

Years ago, when we started...

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