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Divine Office is available with Alexa

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

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 of the Divine Office audio podcast for today. For example, you can say:

Alexa, start today’s Morning Prayer
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Morning-Prayer-Divine-Office-org)
Alexa, start today’s Evening Prayer
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Evening-Prayer-Divine-Office-org)
Alexa, start today’s Night Prayer
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Night-Prayer-Divine-Office-org)
Alexa, start today’s Office of readings
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Office-Readings-Divine-Office-org)

The Invitatory Psalm and the Divine Office About Today (Catholic Calendar) posts are also available as separate Alexa skills. You can say:

Alexa, start today’s Invitatory Psalm
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Invitatory-Psalm-Divine-Office-org)
Alexa open Today’s Catholic Calendar
(www.amazon.com/Todays-Catholic-Calendar-Divine-Office-org)

As mentioned above, we have vision impaired and blind community members that rely on the accessibility of our work. We made the Divine Office podcast available through Alexa especially with their needs in mind and we sought and received this feedback:

“Everything is working fine as long as you stick to the instruction: “Alexa start” and then the specific hour you want to pray. This is fantastic, congratulations. Alexa’s are being used more and more as a tool in the Disability community.”
Dennis Polselli, leader of the Catholic Guild for the Blind, Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts

You can help them and our mission by leaving a 5 star review, it will make the podcast easier to find. You can also help by sharing this announcement on you social media accounts or directly with anyone that might benefit from having another easy way to pray the hours.

God bless your effort to help!
The Divine Office Team

4 responses to “Divine Office is available with Alexa”

  1. Oge Nwaokolo says:

    Thanks to whoever is behind DivineOffice.org and the whole team. What a tremendous impact you’re making in our lives can never be put into words. Our Heavenly Father, who alone sees all things continue to be your joy and strength

  2. Deacon Ricardo Copon says:

    Hollo Monica

  3. Deacon Ricardo Copon says:

    Hello Monica,
    Correct me if I am wrong.
    Is my monthly donation is now $50? I just did it foday

    Merry Christmas.
    God blesses

  4. drigel says:

    I donated 25 one time and it showing 25 per month. Why is that?
    Budget is tight sorry that is all I can afford for now.
    Thank you,
    Deacon Dan Rigel

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I have only been introduced to the divine office prayers two times before I downloaded this app. It is laid out in a way that is very easy to understand, and there is an audio option that will say all of the prayers. There is an option to set reminders throughout the day. I got this because, I didn’t really know how to say the divine office, and I didn’t know what prayer books I needed to purchase to begin. During the shutting down of churches for covid :( this has been a wonderful resource. One cool feature is that you can tap on the “in prayer” link and see little specks of light around the globe lighting up in the area that someone else is praying. It’s so cool to see everyone praying with you and is a powerful reminder that we are all connected and unified in Christ’s mystical body.

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I love this app! Since it is now free and no longer for sale, I made sure to donate the price of buying it, and then some. I have loved the Liturgy of the Hours for 25 years. But I always felt alone when I prayed it. With this app, I am connected to others! I use it in conjunction with my printed Christian Prayer volume. On other days, I cannot get to my book but with the app, I always have the prayers available. I have the printed calendar with my book, but I actually rely on this more for placing my ribbons. The audio is wonderful!! I often read out loud with it. I love that I can change the speed of the audio! I have found that 1.3 is good for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this app. Thank you for still supporting it. Thank you for updating the “one God,” to just “God” change in the prayers. My book still throws me off but your app is right! Highly recommend this. Many friends have it. THANK YOU!!

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