Divine Office

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Divine Office

The office of the breviary.

divine office

(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

the psalms, readings, and prayers used at the canonical hours.
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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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4 On the general spirit of early monastic prayer, see Robert Taft, The Liturgy of the Hours in East and West, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1986, pp.