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.
- Fixed issue with reminders not triggering
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I'm very grateful for this app. It is my first intro into the liturgy of the hours which can be daunting for someone on their own. I'm glad something so simple is available to a beginner. The physical book is quite the investment so I looked to something online. I like that this is an app rather than a website. I found it easier to use than ibreviary and appreciate its features. The audio recordings are especially helpful so I know what exactly to pray. I also feel more involved in a community when I can pray along with multiple people. A similar touch I like is the location map. I appreciate the download option, adjustable reminders, as well. The only suggestions I have are to make the audio player more user friendly- it's quite small and cannot be adjusted by moving a finger along it. Additionally, I like that the subs can be sped up but I wish it were adjusted by a wheel or menu that included options to speed it up by small intervals so that anything between 1-2 (such as lower than 1.3) could be chosen. I highly recommend this app for praying the liturgy of the hours!
A Wonderful Faith Connection
The Liturgy of the Hours, a/k/a the Divine Office, is one of the most wonderful connection points for my Catholic faith. This app has proven to me to be a spiritual bridge in time when hurricanes and now COVID have devastated my faith community. I regret not posting this review before because for several years it has been a major part of my daily life. It provides a “user friendly” way to embrace the faith throughout the day. Through the LOTH I feel connected to the Church faithful throughout the world. While I don’t always see a light for my Caribbean island when I check In Prayer, I know God knows I am with his faithful. And when I do see a light it is all the more special! This app is living proof that technological progress can nurture faith and spirituality on our life journey. I support by monthly contribution and urge everyone to do the same to whatever extent you can. God bless us all!
I have only been introduced to the divine office prayers two times before I downloaded this app. It is laid out in a way that is very easy to understand, and there is an audio option that will say all of the prayers. There is an option to set reminders throughout the day. I got this because, i didn’t really know how to say the divine office, and I didn’t know what prayer books I needed to purchase to begin. During the shutting down of churches for covid :( this has been a wonderful resource. One cool feature is that you can tap on the “in prayer” link and see little specks of light around the globe lighting up in the area that someone else is praying. It’s so cool to see everyone praying with you and is a powerful reminder that we are all connected and unified in Christ’s mystical body.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.