I have not seen this topic discussed here, but I was wondering if anyone prays the Divine Office? When I am praying it I feel great spiritual benefits. I would appreciate any opinions on any of the following books I use.
The Monastic Diurnal by Oxford University Press This is an Anglican version of the traditional office.
The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Copyright 1904 Benziger St Bonaventure Publications.
Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Book publishing company
Christian Prayer Catholic Book publishing company.
I started using the liturgy of the hours book "Christian Prayer" before I started attending the TLM. I used it quite a while then grew tired of it's modernists prayers and intentions. I put it away on the shelf and got the Monastic Diurnal, which I like but grew tired of all the page flipping and the old English. I really like the Little office 1904 version, but it is a single day and is limited for every day use.
I am again using the "Christian Prayer" book. It is easy to use. If I approach my prayer time with the proper frame of mind the book works well. But now I am toying with getting this:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0814628338/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0814628338&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20
This book is based on the Benedictine Office but has modernized English and better hymns the the 1970's LOTH. This book has the inclusive language, which didn't bother me when I was reading the pages online.
I would appreciate hearing what others do and welcome a reasonable discussion of the pro or cons of any of these books.