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Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:16:51 PM »
Back when I was in a more Catholic position, I had a good habit of prayer following the Divine Office of prayers, which were a series of like 10 minute prayers six times a day (seven with a reading from the Church Fathers), focusing primarily on the Psalms. It was just a way for me to focus in on God all day and be able to do additional prayers that I saw fit (e.g., the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, etc.).
Roman Catholic priests are required to say it under pain of excommunication.
It is available for free here:

http://universalis.com/

It also changes depending on the day and the Feast Day.

Is there anything similar in the Orthodox Church that I could use?

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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 03:26:24 PM »
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 03:32:18 PM »
There is plenty, i just don't know english sources.

Getting more diverse prayers is also on my do-list, good for me, i know where to get those.
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 04:01:31 PM »
The Dynamic Horologion may give you some idea of our equivalent of the office. Approximately four of the hours take 10 minutes, while some of the other services require more time (and more liturgical books) than the average layman can commit to day-to-day.

Holy Transfiguration Monastery publishes a decent if sometimes awkward-reading pocket version of the hours. Paired with their popular prayer book and psalter, one has all the daily services.

There's also the Jordanville Unabbreviated Horologion, but it's unwieldy and a little expensive.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 04:03:43 PM by Agabus »
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »
What is Universalis?
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 04:25:00 PM »
The Horologion.

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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 04:30:07 PM »
What is Universalis?

Basically an online version of the Roman Office.
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 11:27:36 PM »
What is Universalis?
Basically an online version of the Roman Office.
This is the online version of the Roman Office of Hours: iBreviary.  Universalis is outdated and incomplete.
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 11:29:31 PM »
The Dynamic Horologion may give you some idea of our equivalent of the office. Approximately four of the hours take 10 minutes, while some of the other services require more time (and more liturgical books) than the average layman can commit to day-to-day.

Holy Transfiguration Monastery publishes a decent if sometimes awkward-reading pocket version of the hours. Paired with their popular prayer book and psalter, one has all the daily services.

There's also the Jordanville Unabbreviated Horologion, but it's unwieldy and a little expensive.
Is there an app for that?
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Re: Orthodox equivalent of the Divine Office / Universalis?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 11:45:16 PM »
The Dynamic Horologion may give you some idea of our equivalent of the office. Approximately four of the hours take 10 minutes, while some of the other services require more time (and more liturgical books) than the average layman can commit to day-to-day.

Holy Transfiguration Monastery publishes a decent if sometimes awkward-reading pocket version of the hours. Paired with their popular prayer book and psalter, one has all the daily services.

There's also the Jordanville Unabbreviated Horologion, but it's unwieldy and a little expensive.
Is there an app for that?

I have no idae about apps. I've owned a smartphone for all of five days. I guess you could use the Dynamic Horologion I referenced earlier on a smartphone or tablet.

EDIT: Apparently there is a no frills app of it here: http://apps.appmakr.com/horologion
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 11:47:25 PM by Agabus »
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