Daily Morning Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours
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Monday — Friday at 7:30AM
No experience or talent necessary.
Come anytime or call Jack Rook at 412-951-0306 if you would like a brief introduction.
7:30am Monday through Friday, before Mass
9:00am Saturday, after Mass
About the Liturgy of the Hours
Liturgy of the Hours: The daily prayer of the Church
The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer. At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world. The Divine Office "is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father." (SC 84) The dialogue is always held, however, in the presence of God and using the words and wisdom of God. Each of the five canonical Hours includes selections from the Psalms that culminate in a scriptural proclamation.
In the Hours, the royal priesthood of the baptized is exercised, and this sacrifice of praise is thus connected to the sacrifice of the Eucharist, both preparing for and flowing from the Mass.
"The hymns and litanies of the Liturgy of the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the Church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Moreover, the reading from the Word of God at each Hour (with the subsequent responses or troparia) and readings from the Fathers and spiritual masters at certain Hours, reveal more deeply the meaning of the mystery being celebrated, assist in understanding the psalms, and prepare for silent prayer." (CCC 1177)
Worship and the Word is a monthly night Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship, teaching from Scripture (bring your Bible), prayer ministry and fellowship.
These are good opportunities to invite people to encounter God in an easily accessible environment (no sign up, or small groups), regardless of their background.