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 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

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

One thought on “Divine Office is available with Alexa

  1. 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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