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English Versions of the Liturgy of the Hours

1. Daughters of St Paul/St Paul Editions/Pauline Books & Media 

Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours. Boston: Daughters of St Paul/St Paul Editions, 1976.

Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours. Pauline Books & Media, 1992.

GUIDE: Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Prayer Guide, Liturgical Year 2010. Birdsboro PA: Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist/SEA, 2009. Order online at www.olme.org

 

2. Catholic Book Publishing Company

Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours. Catholic Book Publishing Company. 1976.

Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours. Catholic Book Publishing Company. Largeprint edition. 1976, 1986.

Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours. Catholic Book Publishing Company. Leather bound. 1999.

Christian Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours. Catholic Book Publishing Company. Black leather hardcover. 2002.

Liturgy of the Hours. 4. vols. Trans. International Commission on English in the Liturgy. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1975.

GUIDE: Rudnik, Chrys. St Joseph Guide for Christian Prayer (The Liturgy of the Hours) 2010, For Use with Edition No. 406. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 2009.  [If you order the Largeprint edition, you need the Guide “For Use with Edition No. 407"].

 

3. Episcopal Conference Edition

The Liturgy of the Hours. Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. Study Text 7. Washington DC: United States Catholic Conference, 1981.

 

4. Related Texts

The Liturgy of the Hours Supplement: New Feasts and Memorials for the General Roman Calendar and for the proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America. Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1992.

Shorter Christian Prayer: The Four-Week Psalter of the Liturgy of the Hours Containing Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer with Selections for the Entire Year. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1988.

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ed. John E. Rotelle. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1988.

 

Studies and Aids

Baudot, Jules. The Breviary: Its History and Contents. Trans. Benedictines of Stanbrook. St Louis MO: Herder, 1929.

Brook, John. The School of Prayer: An Introduction to the Divine Office for All Christians. Liturgical Press, 1991.

Campbell, Stanislaus. From Breviary to Liturgy of the Hours: The Structural Reform of the Roman Office, 1964-1971. Liturgical Press, 1995.

De Waal, Esther. A Lifegiving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict. Collegeville MN: Liturgical Press, 1995.0-8146-2358-1.

Fassler, Margot E., and Rebecca A. Baltzer, eds. The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Jurgens, William, trans. and com. General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours. Liturgical Press, 1975.

Kubicki, Judith. How to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Pauline Books, 2002.

Little, Vilma Gertrude. The Sacrifice of Praise: An Introduction to the Meaning and Use of the Divine Office. New York: Kenedy, 1957.

Martimort, A. G., et al. The Church at Prayer, vol. 4, The Liturgy and Time. Liturgical Press, 1986.

Nugunt, Madelein Pecora. The Divine Office for Dodos: A Step by Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the Hours. Three Bean Books, 2004.

Parsch, Pius. The Breviary Explained. Trans. William Nayden and Carl Hoegerl. St Louis: Herder, 1952.

Quigley, E.J. The Divine Office. Hard Press, 2006.

Richards, James. Preparing Morning and Evening Prayer. Liturgical Press, 1997.

Roguet, A. M. The Liturgy of the Hours: The General Instruction on the Liturgy of the Hours. Trans. Coughlan-Purdue Dwyer/Chapman, 1971.

Salmon, Pierre. The Breviary Through the Centuries. Trans. David Mary. Liturgical Press, 1962.

Scotto, Dominic. Liturgy of the Hours: Its History and Its Importance as the Communal Prayer of the Church After the Liturgical Reform of Vatican II. St. Bede’s, 1987

Taft, Robert. The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West: The Origins of the Divine Office and Its Meaning for Today. Liturgical Press, 1986.

Worden, Thomas. The Psalms are Christian Prayer. Sheed & Ward, 1961.

 

Hymn Help

Britt, Matthew. The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal. New enlarged edition. New York: Benziger, 1948.

Julian, John. Dictionary of Hymnology, Setting forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations. New York: Dover, 1957.

 

 

 

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