Divine Office


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Divine Office

n.
The office of the breviary.

divine office

n
(Roman Catholic Church) (sometimes capitals) the canonical prayers (in the Roman Catholic Church those of the breviary) recited daily by priests, those in religious orders, etc

Divine′ Of′fice


n.
the psalms, readings, and prayers used at the canonical hours.
[1350–1400]
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Noun1.Divine Office - canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
office - a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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When they aren't gathered for the Divine Office seven times a day (including rising at midnight) or engaged in private prayer, the nuns can be found in the garden; baking altar breads to be packaged and mailed off to different congregations; or fixing furniture in their workshop.
Benedict of Nursia, who made the divine office a central part of Benedictine spirituality.
Faithful Catholic nuns would be amazed at a nun having time to run 355 triathlons while they sing the divine office seven times a day, plow fields, bake communion wafers and welcome strangers in their guest house.
Each of these Sundays is named after the Gospel reading for the day and emphasizes a specific theme which is discussed throughout the liturgical hymnody of the Divine Office, especially that of Saturday Vespers and Sunday Matins.
All great Christian religious orders observe the Canonical Hours, during which they chant the Divine Office.
And eventually, men like Thomas Hobbes would use this same reasoning to show the world that government is a social contract instituted among men instead of a divine office ordained by God.
A significant part of each day is made up of the Divine Office, a set of prayers which take place at regular intervals.
Hiley's account of the Mass and Divine Office is one of the clearest and most readable available, illuminated further by the line art of the previous section.
leaves no significant aspect of the liturgy untouched, from the spatial orientation of the priest to the relation between Latin and the vernacular to the structure of the Mass and Divine Office, to the chants, the readings, and the ceremonies of the liturgical year.
Closely observing the sisters, the filmmaker witnesses the daily rhythms of divine office behind the nunnery walls, and the strength of these women as one of the sisterhood passes away and a novice joins their ranks.
On top of that she went to Mass daily and said the divine office, wrote continually (and very well), and gave lectures all over the country.
David Crook considers ways in which Jesuits used music to teach, move, and delight audiences, even though Jesuits were exempt from chanting the Divine Office in choir.