The Liturgy of the Hours - Set of 4 Volumes

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This complete four volume set of The Liturgy of the Hours was published by Catholic Book Publishing Corporation in 1976. This four volume set includes the Saint Joseph Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours and an outline and format guide to teach the proper way to pray this universal and beloved Church prayer.

The set is available in either black bonded leather, with gold gilded pages (Item #1033343) in imitation leather - red, blue, green, and brown, with colored gilded pages to match the cover (Item# 1033358) or in large print leather - red, blue, green, and brown (Item #1033493). The large print volumes have a 14 point font size (book covers are not available for the large print version).

The Liturgy of the Hours is meant to be a prayer encompassing the entire Body of Christ: clergy, religious and laity. Since ancient times Christians adopted the Jewish custom of setting apart specific times of the day for prayer. Eventually certain times for common prayer were established. Today this custom is called the Liturgy of the Hours, also referred to as the Divine Office or Christian Prayer (shorter form), and is mandatory for clergy and religious, though participation of the laity is highly encouraged. When possible the clergy and laity may join together for prayer especially when Vespers is celebrated on Sundays and solemn feast days. This prayer form focuses on the Psalms and includes Bible readings and spiritual writings from the Church Fathers and other authors. The full Liturgy of the Hours includes prayer seven times a day, but many people focus on the major prayer hours which include morning (Lauds) and evening (Vespers) prayers.

  • 1.Matins—(during night)------Nocturns prayer
  • 2.Lauds—(dawn)---------------dawn prayer
  • 3.Terce—(9am)----------------mid-morning prayer
  • 4.Sext—(12 noon)-------------midday prayer
  • 5.None—(3pm)-----------------mid-afternoon prayer
  • 6.Vespers—(evening)----------evening prayer
  • 7.Compline—(before bed)------night prayer


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  • 5 Nov 9th 2017
    Absolutely Wonderful: Imitation Leather Version

    I purchased this as a reward for having maintained my practice for a year using online resources. There are lots of wonderful resources for the Divine Office online these days; however, I must say that having these in a physical volume changes the feeling of the prayers profoundly. My prayer became a lot more intimate when I started using these volumes. Something about flipping the pages and preparing for the next day transformed this practice into a deeply contemplative experience for me.

    Sophia W.

  • 5 Apr 12th 2017
    Thanks from a happy customer!

    I recently received my order for the four volume, imitation leather Liturgy of the Hours. I wanted to express my satisfaction with the product and my pleasure at the prompt customer service I received. When I placed my order, the books were shipped within one day. I sent an email requesting a tracking number for my package; their response was quick and helpful. When I got the parcel, the amount of care they took in packing the books was apparent. I am very happy! Thank you Catholic Company!

    Lily Hoffarth

  • 5 Feb 2nd 2017
    The Liturgy of The Hours

    An excellent edition of the Liturgy of the Hours. Well organized and beautiful binding. It enables you to make your day and night a spiritual devotion of prayer and reflection.

    Christopher Vail

  • 5 Jan 27th 2017
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  • 5 Jan 14th 2017
    Liturgy of the Hours - Large Print, Leather

    I purchased this to replace my original set of some forty years. Was looking for larger print due to my aging eyes. The quality and construction of these volumes are excellent. They are a pleasure to hold, read, and pray with. If you are considering praying the Liturgy of the Hours, I would highly recommend this set. You will not be disappointed.


  • 5 Sep 15th 2016
    Nice Books

    This set of books is of great quality. The one problem I had was with the printing in the Supplement. The Catholic Company however quickly replaced the defective item! Shipping was very fast!


  • 5 Jul 25th 2016
    Best set of Liturgy of the Hours!

    This set is very well made, quality, and it is great to have the entire set of four for the entire year. These will be almost a timeless set which can be used for years and more years! The Catholic Company sells this set at a great price and has beaten other sellers at quality and price!


  • 5 May 29th 2016
    Love it!

    I absolutely love the quality of this product! I got the black leather, the font is easy to read, and it came with everything I needed to get started. I will treasure this purchase for many many years to come.

    Raeann Martin

  • 5 Apr 30th 2016
    The Liturgy of the Hours (4 volumes)

    Awesome!!! I purchased the vinyl covers and am extremely pleased with the quality.

    Patricia Bogash

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