Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Liturgy of the Hours

I pray the Liturgy of the Hours every day, using the four-volume set.
Matins and Lauds
(Office of Readings and Morning Prayer)
As soon as possible after I get up and have my coffee.

Terce
(mid-morning prayer)
(after Mass on EWTN)
(Sundays only)

Sext
(midday prayer)
(Sundays only)


Nones
(midafternoon prayer)
Around 3:00 PM.

Vespers
(Evening Prayer)
Around 6:30 PM


Compline
(Night prayer; Bedtime prayer)
I pray this in bed, last of all before
I go to sleep. Since we are permitted to use the prayer
for Sunday night during the week, I use the Night Prayer for
Sunday II, unless Sunday I is prescribed.
There is something so cozy about praying Night Prayer in bed, and
we never outgrow the need for a little coziness.