Advent Liturgy of the Hours
See "About the Liturgy of the Hours" below for an brief explanation or this official prayer of the Church.
Advent is a season of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. In the Roman Missal Third Edition, in the Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the General Roman Calendar (V.39), it says that Advent
"has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time.
For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight." (emphasis added)
Join us for "devout and expectant delight" as we pray the official prayer book of the Church in union with millions praying around the world everyday. We pray in the Church for Morning and Evening prayer and on our own at the other hours. BUT all hours are avilable on our YouTube channel.
LIVE Liturgy of the Hours for Morning and Evening Prayer
Liturgy of the Hours Play List
5:00am Office of Readings, Streamed YouTube
7:30am (9:15 Sat, 8 Sun) Morning Prayer IN CHURCH & Live streamed
10:00am Midmorning, Midday, Midafternoon Streamed YouTube
5:00pm Evening Prayer, IN CHURCH & Live streamed
6:00pm Night Prayer, Streamed YouTube
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)
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