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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Ratings and Reviews
I prayed for growth in my prayer life.
I felt that I needed to grow in my prayer life. I prayed, as I had years ago, for inspiration from the Holy Spirit. I received that inspiration in less than a week. I read a short piece in America Media, that mentioned the DivineOffice. I had thought that was something that only priests did. Google lead me to this app, In every way it is an answer to my prayers. The inspiration that this app provides is extraordinary, and it increases daily. It took me 81 years to find it. All good things happen in God’s time.
I love this app
I bought another app (the readings are taken from the Jerusalem Bible) but I returned to this app. I thought the other one was better but I realized I like the readings taken from the New American Bible. Sometimes I close my eyes while praying it but a guy and a woman do not pronounce very well the last syllables and got distracted and I ended up opening my eyes which I think decreases my concentration. Later on I got used to them although I still think I like to hear them pronouncing the last syllables especially when the letter “s” is the last letter of the word. Would you believe I can now sing the Te Deum with my eyes closed! All said, I strongly recommend this app. Thank you for helping us in getting closer to our God. May your thrive increase!
Hands Down the Very Best!
iBreviary is also a top notch app for the Divine Office, but this app, DivineOffice by Surge Works, gets the nod. Its UI is a bit more user friendly than its rival, but that could be my American bias coming out. But most of all, DivineOffice gently took a rank novice like me by the hand and showed me the way. And its antiphons, prayers, and other variables faithfully follow the Christian Prayer one-volume breviary. Thank you, Surge Works! You answered the prayers of this humble, stumbling follower of our Lord Jesus.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.