LOTH: Introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours

I had mentioned in a previous post in this series that I was contemplating putting together a video on how to navigate and use the Liturgy of the Hours– specifically with the four-volume set. But in my own research for this series, I have learned that there are in fact a great many resources available online already for anyone who is interested in starting with the Liturgy of the Hours. This is a true blessing because when I was in high school many moons ago and navigating the Hours myself for the first time, there was very, very little available online to help guide me. I learned from points that were given to me by people who prayed the Hours themselves, in some cases learning that I was doing something wrong months after doing it time and time again during my prayers.

At any rate, I have decided to include the introductory video from a series on Youtube that I have found particularly useful and well put together. I hope you enjoy this video and if you have any questions feel free to ask away in the comments.

Be sure to check out:

Compassionate Lord, you have chastened us by penance and schooled us in good works.
Grant us now a single-hearted perseverance in keeping your commandments,
and bring us untouched by sin to the joys of Easter.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Featured image by Olivia Snow on Unsplash.

3 thoughts on “LOTH: Introduction to the Liturgy of the Hours

  1. Thanks again! Going through your video series now. Makes me want to buy the whole set, but I’ll wait and see which version our Church is going to be using. Father said he’s going to start introducing evening prayer. I used to go to Morning prayer when I was off work, but the lady who did it passed away and nobody picked it up. Thanks for doing this!!!! Ralph


    • Yes, there is a new translation of the Liturgy of the Hours that will be coming for the church in the United States (and I would imagine Canada as well). If you want to be on the translation that will most likely be used in church you will want to wait to buy the new set once it is published and released. In the meantime there are several apps and websites available that have the prayers and you don’t have to search through tabs and books. If you have the Christian Prayer book already (the single-volume edition of the English translation) you are only missed the Office of Readings and this can be gleamed online without any issue. I wish you all of the best friend.


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