Skip to comments.The Divine Office: The mystery of Christ in us and in the Church
Posted on 11/18/2011 3:12:59 AM PST by Catholic Examiner
The treatise of St John Eudes on the kingdom of Jesus
We must strive to follow and fulfil in ourselves the various stages of Christs plan as well as his mysteries, and frequently beg him to bring them to completion in us and in the whole Church. For the mysteries of Jesus are not yet completely perfected and fulfilled. They are complete, indeed, in the person of Jesus, but not in us, who are his members, nor in the Church, which is his mystical body. The Son of God wills to give us a share in his mysteries and somehow to extend them to us. He wills to continue them in us and in his universal Church. This is brought about first through the graces he has resolved to impart to us and then through the works he wishes to accomplish in us through these mysteries. This is his plan for fulfilling his mysteries in us.
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How would you explain The Divine Office to non-Catholics?
(aka Divine Office)
Sorry for the huge delay. I fell off the radar for a while. I’m fairly sure that you’ve Googled it by know but the divine office is the daily prayer of the church modeled after the 7 times of prayer from the old testament. All glergy must pray it. Laypeople are encouraged to. The Office of Readings is the pre-dawn prayer that has writings from the church fathers and saints.
Again my apologies and blessings,
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