Liturgia Horarum (Hardcover Edition)

Six Volume Set

Pages: 7240
Size: 5.25 x 8.25
ISBN: 978-1-936045-26-6
Binding: Hardcover

Six Volume Set


The Liturgy of the Hours is the preeminent prayer of the Church outside the Mass. Midwest Theological Forum is pleased to provide Liturgia Horarum. It follows the Editio typica published by the Vatican in 2000 and includes the Memorials of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II.

Permission to print was granted by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. N. 1028/05/L), and the text has been granted an Imprimatur by Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago (July 16, 2009).

Features of This Edition

  • Divided into six volumes:
    • I, Adventus-Nativitatis,
    • II, Tempus Quadragesim‘,
    • III, Tempus paschale,
    • IV, Tempus per annum I-XIV,
    • V, Tempus per annum XII-XXIV,
    • and VI, Tempus per annum XXI-XXXIV
  • Smyth-sewn, two placeholder ribbons
  • Printed in black and red on cream paper
  • 11-point type in the Palatino font
  • 2-column layout on each page
  • Leaflets with common texts
  • Printed in Italy

Page size 5.25″ x 8.25″

Excellent Utility of the Liturgy of the Hours in Latin.


This writer purchased this six-volume set published of the Liturgiam Horarum by the Midwest Theological Forum and subsequently sent these off to the Norris Book Binding Company in Greenwood, Mississippi to be re-bound in genuine leather in-sown with five long-length silk book markers to replace the two book marks originally inherent to each volume. This raised the total cost of this set to be more than eight-hundred dollars for what will constitute a life-time investment of daily use. The format of each of these volumes has a large-print format that integrally does not diminish the beauty of each sacred page. Each of the volumes for Ordinary time tend to overlap one another and the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter seasons are separated – I suppose that this gives the rationale for the six volumes over the four volume Liturgiam Horarum currently unavailable from the Libreria Editrice Vaticana. The volumes are not as small nor as easy to handle as the latter set – but this set does constitute the very best for the dedicated participant in the daily prayer life of the Catholic Church in Latin, the Lingua Materna of the church.


Wonderful Latin Breviary


I have prayed the “Officium Divinum” for about a year now with this Latin breviary, and I can most warmly recommend it. The print is large and clear enough to read even from a little distance, so that I can also use it for singing the liturgy of the hours in Gregorian Chant in combination with Abbaye de Solesmes’ resources (“Antiphonale Monasticum” Series, “Liber Hymnarium” and “Psalterium Monasticum”). The books are high quality and hold up well. For me they are certainly worth the price. Good job MTF, what would I do without you? “Domine, labia mea aperies, et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam.” PS.: I recently bought the “Nova Vulgata Bibliorum Sacrorum Editio typica altera” directly from the Vatican Library… Could that be something you might tackle to complete the Latin offering?


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