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Liturgy of the Hours
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[German Version]

I. History – II. Liturgical Practice – III. Catholicism – IV. Orthodox Church – V. Protestantism – VI. Music

I. History

Praying “at all times” reflects belief in a God who is always present as Lord of every time and all time. The Early Church continued the practice of Israel, but soon enriched the anamnestic remembrance of God's saving work at certain times (deliverance in the morning, preservatio…

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Häußling, Angelus A., Hofhansl, Ernst W., Meßner, Reinhard, Plank, Peter and Kreuels, Matthias, “Liturgy of the Hours”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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