Divine Office Forum: Printed/recorded music for the Hours

Divine Office Course is Underway
ANNOUNCEMENT by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on December 27, 2002 Dear Folks:
It has been a long time coming, I know. I apologize for the long delay in getting this course finished. But I am now working on it and hope to have it done in a month or so.
Below is the draft Course Mission Statement and Outline as a teaser to the upcoming course.
Course on the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)
Mission Statement: this course on the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) is designed to instruct the faithful on the history, theology, nature, purpose, goals, and significance of this Official Prayer of the Church and to provide comprehensive tutorials in written instructions, audio presentations to enable the average person to successfully navigate through the books of the Office and to sing or recite the Office with the Church. The audio presentations will include an example of each office sung in Plain Chant in a Benedictine style learned by the author.
Course Outline:
I. Names for the Official Prayer of the Church
1. Divine Office (we will use this term most often throughout this Course) 2. The Office 3. Liturgy of the Hours (the current official name) 4. Christian Prayer 5. Opus Dei (work of God) 6. Breviary (refers to the book itself)

II.. Introduction III. What is the Divine Office IV. The Purpose and Goal of the Divine Office V. Short History of the Divine Office VI. Moral and Ascetic Theology of the Divine Office VII. Participation of the Laity in the Divine Office VIII. Significance of the Divine Office

God Himself teaches us to go forward with our hand in His by means of the Church's liturgy. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,OCD
IX. Editions of the Divine Office X. Structure of the Divine Office XI. Structure of the Hours XII Organization of the various Editions XIII. The Liturgical Calendar for the Divine Office XIV. Preparing to pray the Office

Managing bookmarkers Times for the Offices: The Canonical Hours Gestures Singing vrs. Reciting Chant tones Local Ordo St. Michael House Ordo

XV. Tutorials
Office of Readings (Vigils) Morning Prayer (Lauds) Day Prayers (Tierce, Sext, None) Evening Prayer (Vespers) Night Prayer (Compline)

XVI. Resources
Your feedback is welcomed. Bro. Ignatius porter@saint-mike.org
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