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Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 9: What Is the Liturgy of the Hours?

 

What Is the Liturgy of the Hours?

Film Focus: Using a description provided by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this video provides an introduction to the Catholic Tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours. In addition to explaining the Liturgy of the Hours, this video encourages all Catholics to participate in this devotion.

Text Focus: Page 333

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think that consecrated religious are required to pray the Liturgy of the Hours?
  2. What are the seven “hours” of the Liturgy of the Hours spelled out by Sacrosanctum Concilium?
  3. How would you explain the Liturgy of the Hours to someone who had never heard of it?
  4. How does the Liturgy of the Hours help us to pray constantly? How does it ensure that the “whole course of the day and night” are “made holy by the praise of God”?

 

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