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Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours Audio & Text Catholic Christian Prayer
 
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Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours Audio & Text Catholic Christian Prayer

by Divine Office, Catholic Ministry
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.3.10
  • App no longer loses data at end of the month.
  • Google Maps added to view people in prayer.
  • Font size can now be changed with pinch gesture.
  • Font size can be changed on prayer list screen.
  • 10 days of text and audio now downloaded automatically.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0051PGK12
  • Release Date: May 19, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,496 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Daily prayers broken down by the hour including Invitatory, daytime, and evening
  • Content is updated automatically if run with an Internet connection
  • Official prayer book of the Catholic Church, but also suitable for Eastern Orthodox and Anglican traditions

Product Description

The Best Catholic iPhone and iPad App is finally available for your Android Phone! [About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011, 2012 and 2013 winner]. 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.

Hours included for each day are:
* Invitatory
* Office of Readings
* Morning Prayer
* Daytime Prayer - text only, no audio
* Evening Prayer
* Night Prayer

This app will automatically update its content while you are running it with an Internet connection.

This App is an audio and text version of the official set of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It wirelessly downloads several days of prayers at a time, without the need for synchronization or access to a computer.

For clergy required to pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily, or laity who recite the daily prayers to maintain their intimate connection with God, The Divine Office App is designed to make praying more convenient, enjoyable, and simple enough for anyone to use. It automatically downloads the appropriate prayers for each office, every day of the year, including Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials.

The Divine Office App uses the current four-volume Liturgy of the Hours with a bias towards the USA calendar. This version is the official prayer book of the Catholic Church, however, it is suitable for those following Eastern Orthodox and Anglican traditions.

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.

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.9MB
  • Version: 1.3.10
  • Developed By: Divine Office, Catholic Ministry
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • LISTEN_CALL_STATE
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
77 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for some improvements February 22, 2012
By 4532
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Like this app because it has an audio option which means I can use it on my android to and from the drive to work. It does usually take many attempts to get it to close after use. Also, one of the female voices on the audio option is terribly distracting. She reads her parts in such a way that it makes it difficult to not to think about her instead of the universal prayer of the Church. I find this dramatization of the prayer so distracting that I'm actively looking for a different app that has audio that focuses more on the prayer than on dramatization.

UPDATE 5/02/2012: Several improvements have been made to this app since my review in Feb. 2012. It is rare that it takes multiple attempts to close the program when finished. Also, the woman I found distracting to listen to several months ago has changed her reading style and it's no longer the problem I initially found it to be as specific words are no longer over emphasized and the speed at which everyone recites the prayer is more uniform now. Thank you for the changes! It has made it easier to enter more fully into the prayer. Also - love the music selections that have been included in morning prayer over the last month and a half - it has been a delight each morning and enhanced my prayer - thank you!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First app I had to have for my Fire January 20, 2012
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After using the podcast version of this I knew this had to be the first app to go on my new Fire. If you are a Catholic who prays Liturgy of the Hours this app is one you should really give a try. As a physically handicapped person I was having some trouble holding my breviary and this app on the Fire solves this problem so nicely. And the audio component is really wonderful. I cannot think of a single negative about this app.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars force close resolved (Update) July 25, 2011
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The issue that I had mentioned in my initial review has since been resolved. I really do enjoy this app and think it is very useful. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because:

1. The evening prayers do not always match what is listed in the St Joseph's Guide
2. Would like to be able to select other Hymns
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
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This App offers subscribers an intimate connection with the daily Divine Liturgy (Office) of the Roman Catholic Rite. Most of the prayers present in both text and audio. The first time I used it I felt exponentially more connected to the priest who celebrated mass at my local parish; a wonderful resource for practitioners of the faith to make relevant use of the Amazon App Store and their Kindle, i-Pad or Smart Phone.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Use of the Internet! January 18, 2012
By TSKJR
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I hesitated buying this app for my Kindle Fire after reading some of the early reviews complaining about a problem (which I can't refer to specifically because I have never experienced it and don't know what it is/was.) When the developers subsequently responded that the problem had been resolved, I bought the app and have been using it daily for the last two weeks. I have not encountered any problems. I use the app exclusively at home, and enjoy praying from the four volume LOH rather than my one volume Christian Prayer. I was recently speaking about this app with a monk who told me that his community is currently evaluating it for their own use! I can't wait to see these monks, wearing their habits, praying the LOH in choir on iPads!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Divine Office September 12, 2012
By DRE
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The Kindle Divine Office has been a God-send. I can pray it easily, whereever I am and not have to flip back and forth as I did with my 4-volume set.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Change the audio, please May 3, 2013
One of the female voices is dramatic and theatrical which isn't what the Liturgy of the Hours is about. Often the same voice omits or adds words that are not part of the text. I invariably turn off the audio and I only use the app now because the phone takes up less room than the prayer book when I'm traveling. I wish podcast of actual communities at prayer were available, such as the Trappist monks, contemplative nuns, or other church groups.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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How beautiful to pray the psalms, with the scriptures, readings from the saints, in union with Our Holy Father, and all priests and religious, and a growing number of laity throughout the world in a simple format, easily transported in Kindle Fire, ipod Ipad and android phone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It is great to be able to get a couple days in ...
This app works well on my Kindle Fire. It is great to be able to get a couple days in advance, since I am not always near a Wifi connection. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent buy
Published 7 days ago by Dorothy Roy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
use it daily-
Published 8 days ago by Reverend Stan Chapin
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what my prayer life needed.
It is everything it said it would be. Downloads onto my kindle with no problems. I find the audio a great asset. Well worth the cost.
Just what my prayer life needed.
Published 11 days ago by Thomas J Belko
3.0 out of 5 stars Would be great if audio worked regularly!
I love having the hours on my phone..it DOES Make it convenient and I'm using the app to teach myself how to use the 4-volume book. Read more
Published 21 days ago by ~ Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful aid for my Catholic Faith. I use it daily to enhance my...
Pray using it every day. Thanks for making it available.
Published 21 days ago by Rita Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect prayer tool when traveling
When traveling this is perfect to use, because I don't have to carry another book and sometimes two.
Published 22 days ago by Aaron S. Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
Simple and inexpensive way to start praying the hours immediately. Highly recommended!
Published 1 month ago by Philosopher Poet
5.0 out of 5 stars After the updated app
I have delayed a review to see how the updated app is working. Fortunately, it is living up to expectations. The reading drama has mellowed, so not as distracting as previously. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Esfrbe
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very user friendly.
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Had the same experience this morning when it did not show the page for today's readings (Oct 28, 2013 and the next two days). It will show the readings for yesterday with no problem opening the page for yesterday's readings. Restarted the tablet numerous times, including connecting to the church... Read More
Oct 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer |  See all 12 posts
I just purchased this and it won't download onto my Kindle Fire, any...
I just purchased this app and it did mot downooad to Kindle fire or my samsung galaxy. Help
Jan 20, 2014 by Amazon Customer |  See all 2 posts
Kindle Fire
Can you listen and view the readings if you get the app? Going to the web site I can not do both.
Sep 23, 2013 by Barbara J. Zipoli |  See all 3 posts
dowloads?
Hello Joseph, it is not currently possible to cache 14 days in advance. For further questions please contact us on our support website at http://divineoffice.org/support -- since we don't get notified of questions made in this forum.
Thank you!
Nov 3, 2011 by Dane Falkner |  See all 2 posts
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