Item description for Evening Prayerbook: Sunday Vespers, Liturgy of the Hours by Patmos...
Many of us have lost hope of ever developing a liturgical prayer life. We love the Mass but we don't know how to extend the liturgy to the rest of our day. We have heard of the Liturgy of the Hours, but it seems so complicated, with all its flipping of pages to find the right psalms, hymns, responsories, canticles, and readings!
Now there's an answer. In response to the Holy Father's encouragement for the laity to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, this beautiful edition (approved by the Church) makes praying Sunday Evening Prayer a breeze! Each Sunday of the year is laid out---start to finish---on two facing pages. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours couldn't be easier!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
ISBN 0974174807 ISBN13 9780974174808
Reviews - What do customers think about Evening Prayerbook: Sunday Vespers?
A Great Blessing! Jan 19, 2005
Prayer has always been an important tool for anyone of the faith. Prayers sung only increases the depth of one's prayer life, and brings us closer to our Creator. In this work, we have laid out for us an entire year of Sunday Vespers. The work is concise and easy to use, no flipping through pages in confusion; each Sunday Vesper is clearly marked, written on two adjoining pages, so the book can be opened and easily followed by all those joining in prayer. This is a must have for those who wish to join in with others around the world in prayer and unity. A great work that the entire family, friends and fellow prayer companions, can follow along and share in the experience A beautiful book and a great aid to your prayer life. Recommended!
Sunday Vespers Nov 9, 2004
This is a beautiful book!!! It is easy to follow with specific prayers for each Sunday evening. This is a great way to start your week off right adding to your Sunday mass but in a more intimate setting praying together as a family.
Great Prayer Resource Oct 29, 2004
When I first heard of this book I immediately wrote to the publishers asking where I could buy it from in England UK! Now I have my own copy and am thrilled with it's very beautiful presentation and practical usefulness as a way of joining in the world-wide prayer of the Church on Sunday evenings. It's a small but significat way to help keep Sunday special, making time in the evening to pray. It's a great aid for my husband and I, newly married. We're looking forward to praying Sunday Vespers with a family in due course. I sincerely hope this book gets the attention and notice it so rightly deserves.
The Right Book at the Right Time Oct 27, 2004
Be you Catholic or Christian (as this book was designed and was meant for -- but it is not limited to -- Catholics) you will find The Evening Prayerbook: Sunday Vespers a unique and great (as well as beautiful) resource and addition to your prayer life.
For Catholics, it has always been the tradition of the Church to make the Psalms the main texts through which Her voice is heard. Thus, the Psalms are intimately intertwined in the Church's Liturgy and prayers throughout the year, as the 150 Psalms flow from one liturgical season to the other. Christians whose love for the Bible is great, recognize together with Catholics the voice of Christ Himself in the Psalms, speaking to the Father and teaching us to pray. The Psalms, then, are central to the life of the Church. Their prayer and recital, mostly by monks and religious, have been, throughout the ages the pulse -- an indication as it were -- of the health of the Mystical Body of Christ marking the beating of the Body's Heart in their regularity and beautiful cycles. If the Church in Her Wisdom considers the Psalms essential to Her Life requiring Her priests and religious to recite them daily in the Liturgy of the Hours, should we not think about them in the same way?
I find Evening Prayers: Sunday Vespers a beautiful, easy to use resource to pray within the family in union with the Church. Beyond the time devoted to Mass and the Liturgy on Sundays one can, through Sunday Vespers, sing to God the Father the love of God the Son "in the words Our Saviour gave us" (and in a beautiful format!). This book is a great way to pray and be heard for no words spoken to God are more effective than those inspired by Himself. I deeply recommend the Evening Prayers: Sunday Vespers to all.