Item description for Christian Prayer - Black Leather by Catholic Book Publishing Co...
Overview "Christian Prayer,"...America's finest and official one-volume edition of the "Liturgy of the Hours." It is the easiest-to-read, most elegant, and easiest-to-use of all the editions. It is liturgically accurate, magnificently printed, and beautifully bound as befits its use for the Prayer of the Church. You will find this book ideal for both your private and your communal daily prayer.
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Studio: Catholic Book Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.79" Width: 5.07" Height: 1.79" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher CATHOLIC BOOK PUBLISHING #547
ISBN 0899424244 ISBN13 9780899424248
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More About Catholic Book Publishing Co
Catholic Book Publishing Corp. is proud of its unique history and long-standing commitment to the publication of timely and timeless Catholic resources. Orphaned through a tragic car accident and with only a fifth grade education, John V. Cavalero founded Catholic Book Publishing Co. on 12th Street in New York City in 1911. Vowing to keep the family together, John, the oldest of six children, took full ownership after buying out his partner’s widow, and gladly welcomed brothers George and Louis into the business following World War I.
Under their direction and hard work, Catholic Book Publishing prospered in the printing and binding industry, working primarily with religious orders. In 1937 the company relocated to two floors of a nine-story facility on West 17th Street, eventually expanding to be the building’s sole occupant. Coinciding with the new location, the company printed its first Missals for Sunday worship and continued to add family members, including John’s sons Howard in 1939 and John, Jr. in 1942. Work on the Douay-Rheims Bible began in 1945, culminating in the publishing of the first Catholic Bible printed in the United States in 1949. Howard Cavalero, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was instrumental in developing and launching the St. Joseph Sunday Missal in 1950 and soon thereafter the Daily Missal. On its way to becoming the premier Catholic publisher with over 300 employees, the company added children’s books to its growing list of prayer books in 1955 and then the first Baltimore Catechism in 1961.
With the change to the vernacular mandated by Vatican II, most Catholic publishers lost their backlist and in 1969 Catholic Book voluntarily downsized, selling off its equipment and sadly laying off a large number of the staff. While working with them to find other employment, the Cavalero family and gifted staff including Anthony Buono, who was employed by the firm for over 50 years, developed liturgical books in the vernacular that are the preferred editions to the present day. Despite the uncertainty and constant changes in the Church during this time, the St. Joseph New American Bible and the complete Lectionary were released in 1970, followed by the first complete Sacramentary in 1974 and the four-volume Liturgy of the Hours in the following year. In 1978 the company launched its first full-color St. Joseph Picture Books for children that now number 100 in the series.
Catholic Book Publishing’s third generation, Howard, Robert, Joan and Fran Cavalero, with their dedicated staff continue its long tradition of providing high-quality, affordable, and popular Catholic reading material. Now headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Catholic Book acquired Resurrection Press, a trade publisher of contemporary spirituality, healing, and parish resources based in Mineola, NY, in March 2000, and in 2003 added the World Catholic Press imprint to the Catholic Book family. In addition to its renowned liturgical books, Bibles, prayer books, and classic perennial favorites such as The Imitation of Christ, Lives of the Saints, New Catholic Picture Bible, and Picture Book of Saints, they are always involved in developing new products. Recent years have produced the addition of a number of novelty formats for children, including the Golden Book series, Rattle Books, the Turn and Learn series, Tab Books, Clock Books, and a Piano Book. The number of children’s Bibles now available stands at 11, offering a variety of sizes, illustrations, and storytelling styles appealing to a wide range of age groups and tastes.
The company’s 100th anniversary year, 2011, was marked by the release of St. Joseph Editions of the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) in the spring and three editions of the new Roman Missal in the fall. In 2013, Catholic Book acquired The Regina Press, a 100 year old fourth generation Catholic publisher of children’s books and Bibles, Communion books and adult Prayer books. We deeply appreciate your ongoing trust and confidence in our products and look forward to meeting your needs for years to come.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Christian Prayer?
Great resource for praying the Liturgy of the Hours Mar 18, 2007
This volume of Christian Prayer is wonderful for personal recitation, and very well-organized. It not only includes the 4-week cycles for Morning and Evening Prayer, but also includes selections of midmorning, midday, midafternoon and night prayer. Another good resource is the selection of readings for Advent, Lent, and Eastertime. Great for those who are not yet ready to invest in the 4-volume set, but wish to take some part in the daily Liturgy. Best tip is to take it one day at a time. Start with either morning or evening prayer, and build from there. If ever you get lost on what to do, go to the Ordinary- it is your guide. Also, the St. Joseph's Guide which is included is very helpful. Only disappointment was that it was not made of genuine leather- but it has held up very well and remains in great condition. Highly recommended to laymen and religious alike.
Well worth the price Oct 19, 2006
This is a fine prayer book. I have prayed the Liturgy of the Hours for two years using "Shorter Christian Prayer." I recently purchased this book, "Christian Prayer," which is the full version of the Liturgy of the Hours. I like that it has prayers for every single feast day and memorial, which Shorter Christian Prayer doesn't. Another bonus is the hymnal in the back, with the music written out so I can teach myself new melodies. In addition, "Christian Prayer" is excellently made, beautiful and sturdy. The print is amazingly easy to read, even for the over-40 year old set. This is a treasure. Well worth the price.
Christian Prayer:Liturgy of the Hours- Black Leather Jul 23, 2006
I am very happy with the Black Leather Office Book, having the zipper closing is great for holding my prayer cards and the ordinary inside my book.
Great choice for anyone to use!
A Good Choice for the Liturgy of the Hours May 27, 2006
I was new to the LOH and had to decide between the 4 volume set, the non-leather red version of Christian Prayer, and this black leather zipper edition of Christian Prayer. I chose the black leather zipper edition and I like it for the following reasons: The type looks cleaner on the page than the 4 volume sets I have seen; the leather feels great in my hands; it stays open when I lay it down; the zipper keeps it nice when I throw it in my bag. This edition looks and feels great. I was concerned about how it would work to do the LOH with people who are using the 4 volume set. No problem. I have been saying LOH with a group of seminarians who use the 4 volume set, and everything is the same except for the hymns, which are numbered differently. I learned to quickly find the hymn we were using by looking up the name of the hymn in the hymn index. With this edition I can do Morning Prayer, Day Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and an abbreviated Office of Readings. The only reason I can think of why a person might prefer the 4 volume is to have the more complete Office of Readings for the day. Two things a beginner may find helpful: 1. The St. Joseph's Guide is essential for the beginner to know what page to go to for the prayers, and a copy comes with the book; 2. "The Rosary Shop" site (Google it) has an excellent introduction to the LOH for free download. I really don't see how anyone could learn the LOH without either the Rosary Shop guide or a friend to instruct them. It is worth the effort to learn the LOH: Praying with the Church quickly becomes part of your life.