Lord, I never wanted to be separated from You.

The Divine Office: Hours and Rites


The Various Hours and their Names

Hour of the DayLatin NameEnglish Name
During the NightMatinsReadings
SunriseLaudsMorning Prayer
First Hour of the DayPrime(suppressed)
Third Hour of the DayTerceMid-morning Prayer
Sixth Hour of the DaySextMidday Prayer
Ninth Hour of the DayNoneMid-afternoon Prayer
As evening approaches VespersEvening Prayer
NightfallComplineNight Prayer


The Rites within the Hours

Rite
Office of
Readings
Morning & Evening
Prayer
Daytime PrayersNight Prayer
Invitatory
- Invitatory Antiphon
- Psalm Antiphon
- Invitatory Psalm
- Doxology
- Psalm Antiphon
Said only before the first Hour
recited each day
Opening Antiphon &
Doxology
XXXX
Examination of ConscienceX
HymnXXXX
Psalter:
- Antiphon
- Psalm or Canticle
- Doxology
- Psalm Prayer (US edition)
- Antiphon
(pattern repeated 1-3 times)
3331 or 2
Antiphon (before the Readings)X
Scripture Reading
& Responsorial
XXXX
Ecclesiastical Reading
& Responsorial
X
Te Deum & optional ResponsorialSundays
Solemnities
Feasts
Gospel Canticle
- Antiphon
- Canticle
- Doxology
- Antiphon
Benedictus
(MP)
Magnificat
(EP)
Nunc Dimittis
IntercessionsX
Our FatherX
PrayerXXXX
Conclusion/DismissalXXXX
Marian Antiphon/HymnX

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