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The Divine Hours trilogy is meant to be a manual for "fixed hour prayer"--an age-old discipline of saying prayers at certain times of the day. (Fixed prayer is also known as "liturgy of hours," "keeping the hours," or "saying the offices.") The psalms contained in the beautiful trilogy (summertime, wintertime, and springtime) read like ancient poems and are made even more meaningful and powerful when sung or chanted, according to Phyllis Tickle, who lovingly gathered and organized these rich volumes. The book is organized by dates, starting with the Monday nearest to June and closing with the Saturday closest to September 28. Upon each date, readers can find complete prayers for "The Morning Office" on through the "Vespers Office" (between 5 and 8 p.m.). The clear organization and elegantly designed pages make this an excellent companion for a time-honored form of private worship and devotion. Newcomers to fixed hour prayer as well as longstanding devotees will find this an appealing and impressive guide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Religious journalist Tickle's commodious volume is the first in a series of three aimed at renewing and reinvigorating the Benedictine tradition of fixed-hour prayer. Tickle draws from the Book of Common Prayer and the New Jerusalem Bible as well as a smattering of more contemporary hymns and poems; her great labor is imaginative and thoughtful and should be well received. For most collections. Not wholly unlike it, but rather more conservative in approach, is the Redemptorist Essential Catholic Prayer Book, which draws together translations of many familiar and indispensable prayers and devotions--the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the Scapular. For collections where there is a strong Catholic readership.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have mixed feelings about this book. We're new to the Anglican Church, and I wanted to try the fixed-hour prayers, but I didn't really understand how this worked because I was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anon in Texas
I bought this at the encouragement of a friend. I have found that I am using it more and more. I pre-mark my next reading so that I can easily turn to it morning, noon or... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. Adams
Wish I'd read the reviews before buying. No dates--makes it impossible to follow/use as intended! Would return it if Amazon would let me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Curt R. Bidinger
Great book, TERRIBLE kindle formatting! No date on anything rendering it virtually useless. I would return it if I could figure out how to do that.Published 4 months ago by Susanna Desmarais
I have enjoyed the Divine Hours for years in paperback form. The Kindle edition is a bit of a disappointment. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shelley G.
Much easier to read than I expected. I have used it now for nearly 3 weeks.Published 14 months ago by Eileen n. Yeates