The Liturgy of the Hours is the medieval way to pray eight times a day to God. The liturgy is often taught in Catholic schools but also presents and insight into the history of the church and of monasticism, and can be used in the teaching of medieval history. This 14-slide show is accompanied by monk’s chanting the Agnus Dei - you can turn down the volume or mute it, if you choose. The slide show covers the history of the prayer, what prayers were said, when and why the liturgy was prayed and the place of prayer in our modern world. If you are not using this slide show in a religious context, you may choose to skip the final slide which gives advice on why we pray today. This zip file download contains the slide show in the following formats: Apple’s Keynote; Microsoft’s PowerPoint, and a Quicktime Movie. (Note QuickTime Movie may not play without additional software.) The slide show is suitable for middle school, junior high school and high school, depending on what subject you are using it for.
Liturgy of the Hours
by Diane Yale-Peabody
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License