The Divine Office App is The Best Catholic iPhone and iPad App, having won About.com Reader's Choice Awards for the last three years in a row. This app is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours: the public prayer of the Christian community.
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"There is positively no need to waste time with words. This is simply the best app there is. Simply outstanding. Let me repeat "Simply Outstanding." by Anthony Sep 15, 2014
"Recommended by our parish priest..." by Rosettegcb on Aug 28, 2014
"A Gift, daily it continues to give and bless.." by Chasw.hal on Aug 20, 2014
"I found this software extraordinary. It brings prayer home & creates a true sense of universality in prayer..."
by Ahims Ovie on Aug 15, 2014
"Outstanding app. Very user friendly. Allows me to pray on the go. Highly recommend it."
by Barbara Rado on Aug 9, 2014
"Excellent -- As laity I find this app perfect for learning the daily prayers. The notes on ribon placement are great. Perfect companion to pray while commuting..."
by bernie5412 on Aug 9, 2014
"Wonderful -- It's great to be able to take the divine office with me wherever I go: on the shuttle ride across campus, at work, studying in the library, anywhere. A great way to keep a daily prayer life strong."
by Branson Shaffer on Aug 4, 2014
The Divine Office App is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, an ancient and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent the public prayer of the Christian community.
If you are unable to pray in community, but love the contentment of praying with others, an added feature of The Divine Office App lets you view locations where other Christians around the world are simultaneously praying with you.
This version is the official prayer book of the Catholic Church, however, it is suitable for all Christian faith traditions. It contains the official text and audio of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It automatically downloads the appropriate prayers for each office, every day of the year, including Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials.
The Divine Office App is designed to make praying more convenient, enjoyable, and simple enough for anyone to use.
When St. Paul advises us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing,” he intends more than simply bowing our heads and speaking to God on a regular basis. He means for us to adopt an ongoing attitude of prayer that is a way of life and a constant intercession for the salvation of all mankind.
As the mystical body of Christ prays in unison, it fulfills what Paul advises as Christian conduct, that believers at once pray for the good of themselves, their neighbors, and the world. In this way, prayers become liturgy, a way to fulfill our divine calling and a practical approach for addressing the suffering of the world.
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I tell everyone about this app
I love that the app shows me how many other people in the world are praying with me, and in this time of isolation I never feel alone when praying the hours. I can listen and respond as if I am in the same room as others. The music and reading of the hours is beautiful and reflective.
Easy, complete, great audio
I am a lay Catholic and have been curious about praying the Liturgy of the Hours.
This app is very easy to use, with links to a very informative website - super for a beginner like me.
You can set reminders for certain hours (I started with just the Night/Compline, but am adding others as I become accustomed.
You can simply read on your own, or play the audio which includes several lectors and cantors.
And again, it's very easy to use!
Strengthened by this App
During the Covid 19 pandemic I thirsted for a closeness to God’s word and a comfort for my spiritual and emotional anguish especially because we were shut out from our churches. Divine Office led me closer to God throughout those dark days and healed me little by little through His word. I found comfort in the many daily segments that are so well written and laid out. There is a section for each part of the day so that it fits in and gives an opportunity to partake in God’s holy word as He journeys with us, beside us each day. Thank you for this gift.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.