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Liturgy of the Hours

According to the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order, Article 8, Secular Franciscans are to "join in liturgical prayer in one of the forms proposed by the Church, reliving the mysteries of the life of Christ."

The Ritual of the Secular Franciscan Order book gives several suggestions for fulfilling this responsibility, one of them being Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.

DivineOFFICE.org is used by many Secular Franciscans to access Liturgy of the Hours prayers for a specific date and time. It is also a good source of information regarding the Liturgy of the Hours. 

To open/download a pdf document with detailed information about the Liturgy of the Hours including its basic structure/sequence, CLICK HERE.
Images of the document pages are also displayed below.

Images from the Liturgy of the Hours document

Below is an example of  Evening Prayer II prayed by one person, who selects the opening and concluding hymns.  

Example of Evening Prayer II for one person

Below is a colour-coded example of an Evening Prayer II prayed by a group of Franciscans. In this example, the group is divided into Side 1 and Side 2. Specific parts of the Prayer are assigned to the fraternity Minister, Leader (Side 1) and Leader (Side 2). Please note that the assigning of roles may differ among groups. To open and download a pdf copy of Evening II (June 15, 2015), click here.

Example of Evening Prayer II for a group