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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 31. Your local date is .

A thank you message and our plans for the future

Dane Falkner, Divine Office founder and producer, prepared a video message for you, our community members, supporters, our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The purpose is:

• to thank you for your response to our fundraising appeal

• announce our plans to improve the functionality of the website

• and remove the requirement for registration in US

• to bring you the Office for the Dead, not just on the website but also on the Divine Office app

• to talk about our plans for the Second Edition of the Liturgy of the Hours

• and share with you what opportunities have arisen now that we have the permissions we need.

Let us praise God for the many blessings that continue to nourish our faith and enhance our community!

The Divine Office Team

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32 responses to “A thank you message and our plans for the future”

  1. Fannie says:

    Just watched the video! Catching up! Thank you, Dane Falkner and Team!! What a blessing!! My contribution will be coming. Love it ALL!

  2. Maronita Kelly says:

    Please pray for a deepening of my spiritual life. Thank you!

    • Carmela Patterson says:

      You are in my prayers for a deepening of your spiritual life. I also could use prayers for the same thing. Thank you and my prayers for you shall continue. God bless you for affording me the opportunity to commune again with the Lord.

  3. Vince Daigle says:

    Our Daughter-In-Law would like to participate in Divine Mercy Prayer. I do not know how to enable this for her. Do not know how to contact you as I do not know your email address.
    Would you kindly add Deborah Daigle to your distribution?

    Deborah Daigle
    546 McClair Ave.
    Greenwood, NS, Canada
    B0P 1R0

    Thank You very much,
    Deacon Vince Daigle

  4. David Roop says:

    Thank you so much for this ministry. I have done the liturgy of the hours on and off for 40 years. The truth is that it was mostly off. It was hard to keep it up or share it with my family. I have stayed with the online divideoffice.org for two years now. I have introduced my family to it and my wife and daughter do the hours with me. This has helped us greatly to be a family in the Spirit. Thank you so much for this ministry.

  5. Joan Munson says:

    Thank you so much for all the years of service to my prayer life. God bless àll of your team.

  6. frstevea says:

    I am so grateful for your ministry. I greatly appreciate your audio option. I thank you for the space you give us to add our own petitions.

  7. evelina vicencio says:

    Thank you for the Divine Office payers, which I recite at specific times of the day as a Lay Dominican at our Parish in the Philippines. Many parts of our country are now on lockdown because of the corona virus and as a senior citizen, I can no longer attend mass at our church, but thanks God we can hear mass online and recite the Divine Office prayer online. God bless you and keep you safe!

  8. jeronimo says:

    It’s wonderful and uplifting to read about all of the recent progress. I pray that work on the new translation will proceed with ease. And grateful thanks to you and all of your team for your tremendous work! For those who are interested in the progress of the Liturgy of the Hours, Second Edition, the USCCB has provided an update page on its website tracking its progress. Besides providing the progress of translation of its many parts, it lists the parts that have been confirmed by the Holy See so far. The update page is at:
    https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgy-of-the-hours/liturgy-of-the-hours-second-edition

  9. Heuresis says:

    Is registration free now for someone who is not a member?

    Thanks

  10. Lisa Cunningham says:

    This is wonderful news. God is great, not just good. I enjoy all the music you have on your site. I hope to purchase some of it in the future. Rebecca Hincke has a heavenly voice.

    I’ll be excited to see all the expansion of services in the coming year. I never miss a day on the Office of Readings.

    May God continue to bless you, Dane, and your staff in the coming year. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  11. Beryl Hudson says:

    I have been with you for a few years now, and do not miss a day, you and the team have been a great inspiration to me and I thank you all. I live in Australia and belong to the Franciscan Lay Order since 1984 and the daily Office is part of my life, now I am ‘old and isolated’ I can say it with you and your team on my iPhone wherever I am, thank you – we are all ‘extra blessed’ through your tireless work. God bless you all – it was good to see the video clip 🙂 keep up the good work I will always thank God for you. Beryl ofs

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