On Tuesday Server Down for Half-hour

Monica on December 3rd, 2022 | no comments yet

Dear community,

There is a server maintenance expected to take place on the evening of December 6, 2022 between 10PM and 4AM Central.

The maintenance will result in up to 25 minutes of downtime as the server is restarted. That means you won't be able to access the prayers during that short window.

Divine Office Team

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Happy Birthday Divine Office!

Monica on August 6th, 2022 | 12 comments

 
On the Feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord, DivineOffice.org celebrates 14 years of existence!
 

The seed for this work was planted even earlier, in 2006, when our first Catholic website and podcast series went live. We started recording the Liturgy of the Hours with a few volunteers, their work and devotion survived the passage of time and the many obstacles we had to overcome.

Skipping forward many years, today, Divine Office just announced the availability of its award-winning, USCCB approved Liturgy of the Hours Audio on Spotify and Alexa and is...

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Divine Office is available with Alexa

Monica on August 5th, 2022 | 1 comment

Dear community,

Those of you in the United States can now pray the Liturgy of the Hours with Alexa. It's yet another simple and convenient way to pray the hours and we hope it will reach and serve especially the vision impaired and the blind.

Just search for DivineOffice.org in the Alexa Skills store and enable them on your Amazon account to get the Liturgy of the Hours major hours: Morning, Evening, Night Prayer and Office of Readings ready to be played back on your Alexa-enabled devices.

Once the skills are enabled, you can use Alexa’s open phrases to start the playback...

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Divine Office Podcast now available on Spotify

Mauro Dalu on March 22nd, 2022 | no comments yet

The Liturgy of the Hours from DivineOffice.org is now also available as a podcast on Spotify.

On your mobile device, by tapping on the URL below, your Spotify app will be opened at the Divine Office podcast page. Once there, tap Follow so you can add the podcast to your own library!

https://divineoffice.org/spotify

For desktop and laptop computers use the following URL to access the podcast:

https://open.spotify.com

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Pray and Donate for Ukraine

Monica on March 4th, 2022 | 6 comments

Dear community,

The Ministry of Divine Office is grateful and thanks you for your support through the years. We feel blessed to be in the position to aid others in small ways. Today, please join us in prayer for the people of Ukraine:

Dear Lord,
We come before you to pray for peace,
Lord, protect the people of Ukraine,
strengthen their minds and hearts.
Keep their children safe,
Be ever present around them,
Guide them to refuge and safety.
Help them to stand firm in their faith and lean on you, Lord.
Amen!

Please add to our collective prayer your...

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Revised Liturgy of the Hours Latest News

Monica on August 28th, 2021 | 14 comments

Dear Community,

In an interview from June 2021, The Pillar talked with Fr. Andrew Menke, executive director of the USCCB’s Office for Divine Worship, about the project to retranslate the Liturgy of the Hours. The text that follows belongs entirely to the The Pillar.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Father, I want to talk about the process of retranslating the Liturgy of the Hours. But can you explain how people began to pray the Divine Office in the life of the Church?

The Liturgy of the Hours apparently had a sort of a...

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A thank you message and our plans for the future

Monica on January 26th, 2021 | 31 comments

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...

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Divine Office is approved for use in US

Monica on November 26th, 2020 | 28 comments

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. - Psalm 105:1-2

Dear community,

By the grace of God, Divine Office Ministry has reached an agreement with The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by which we receive a License to use their 1970 edition of the New American Bible for the next 3 years. The Divine Office has passed an audit and has satisfied all licensor claims for content currently in use, which means USCCB has approved the...

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Revised Liturgy of the Hours News

Monica on June 22nd, 2018 | 56 comments

Dear Community,

In text below, which belongs to Adoremus.org website you will find useful information on the progress that has been made concerning the next round of translations for the next English-language edition of the Liturgy of the Hours: “Liturgy of the Hours: Proper of Time.”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 13-14. Among their agenda items were two liturgical entries: first on texts relative to liturgical celebrations for St. Mary Magdalene, St. John XXIII, and St. John Paul II, and, second, on the next round of translations for the...

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Homily for the Canonization of Mother Teresa

Monica on September 5th, 2016 | 14 comments

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Peter’s Square, 4 September 2016

“Who can learn the counsel of God?” (Wis 9:13). This question from the Book of Wisdom that we have just heard in the first reading suggests that our life is a mystery and that we do not possess the key to understanding it. There are always two protagonists in history: God and man. Our task is to perceive the call of God and then to do his...

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Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions

Monica on January 20th, 2016 | 32 comments

Dear community,

Coming soon, January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, you can always just pause the recording during the intercessions on Morning or Evening Prayer and add a personal intention. But we are also proposing something a bit different, hoping to inspire your prayer life:

Pro-Life Rosary Prayer Intentions

The Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation:
For parents facing an unexpected pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to their care.

The Visitation:
That the family and friends of...

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The Jubilee of Mercy and The Gift of Prayer

Monica on December 8th, 2015 | 3 comments

Dear Community,

We have entered the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The DivineOffice.org hopes more and more people will take this opportunity to participate in this Holy Year in a meaningful way. According to the Holy Father attending Holy Mass and praying in community is a way of obtaining the Jubilee Indulgence. We are called, therefore, to live this Jubilee. May it be a fruitful year, a year of deepening conversion!

The Divine Office app is at half price now, we hope it will be easier to get it for someone's prayer life you care about. A gift...

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

Mauro Dalu on August 1st, 2015 | 10 comments

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 | 2 comments

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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Liturgy of the Hours, for Any Day of the Year

Mauro Dalu on June 7th, 2015 | 10 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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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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Pope Francis and the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Monica on July 7th, 2014 | no comments yet

October 5-19, 2014 Pope Francis will bring together key religious leaders from around the world for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

As stated by the Holy Father in the recently-released Instrumentum Laboris: there are “three main areas under discussion in the Church:
how the Gospel of the Family can be preached in the present-day;
how the Church’s pastoral care programme for the family might better respond to the new challenges today;
how to assist parents in developing a mentality of openness to life and in upbringing their children.”

Pope Francis understands that strengthening the family is the key to evangelization of all peoples...

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A Sudanese christian woman sentenced to death for her religious choice. What can we do?

andrea on May 16th, 2014 | 5 comments

A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of her religious faith - after she married a Christian man.
What are the facts?
According to the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), the woman is the daughter of a Muslim Sudanese father and an Orthodox Ethiopian mother. Meriam was raised in the Christian faith. But since the father is Muslim, Sudanese law considers her a Muslim too.

The judge asked her to give up her faith: "We gave you three days to...

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Pope Francis’ Homily at Canonization Mass of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II

Monica on April 27th, 2014 | no comments yet

Vatican City, April 27, 2014

At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen Jesus.

He had already shown those wounds when he first appeared to the Apostles on the very evening of that day following the Sabbath, the day of the resurrection. But Thomas was not there that evening, and when the others told him that they had seen the Lord, he replied that unless he himself saw and touched those wounds, he would not believe. A week later,...

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