Office for the Dead

The Office for the Dead is a prayer cycle of the Liturgy of the Hours in the Roman Catholic Church, said for the repose of the soul of a deceased individual or individuals. It is the proper reading on All Souls’ Day (normally November 2) for all souls in Purgatory, and can be a votive office on other days when said for a particular deceased.

Select from the following:

Invitatory
Invitatory

For a man

Office of Readings
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

For a Woman

Office of Readings
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

For several people

Office of Readings
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

For relatives, friends, and benefactors

Office of Readings
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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 © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.