The Hours

The Hours

December 2005 8 episodes

St. Maximus the Confessor said "Unceasing prayer means to have the mind always turned to God with great love, holding alive our hope in Him, having confidence in HIm whatever we are doing and whatever happens to us."

Part of our mission at Ancient Faith Radio is to supplement the daily prayer lives of our listeners with the music and prayers of the Church. Consistent with that mission, we offer you these free audio downloads of an abbreviated version of the Office of the Hours. We have been given permission by the nuns of Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery to record and offer these prayers to our listeners. We would encourage you to visit their web site and consider purchasing the wonderful pocket edition of these prayers. Click here for details.


Episodes

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Dec 11, 2005

Midnight Prayers

Prayed in monasteries in the middle of the night.

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1:47
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Dec 11, 2005

Compline

Meditating on our final falling asleep, i.e. our death.

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6:04
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Dec 11, 2005

Vespers

The beginning of the liturgical day. Meditating on Christ as the Light of the world.

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9:42
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Dec 11, 2005

Ninth Hour

Meditating on the death of Christ, which happened at this hour.

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3:50
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Dec 11, 2005

Sixth Hour

Meditating on Christ's crucifixion, which happened at this hour.

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2:59
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Dec 11, 2005

Third Hour

Meditating on the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which happened at this hour.

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3:46
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Dec 11, 2005

First Hour

Meditating on the Creation, Banishment of Adam and Eve from Paradise, the appearance of Christ before Caiaphas.

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2:54
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Dec 11, 2005

Matins

Prayer in the watches before dawn. Praising God at the rising of the sun.

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8:13
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