Is the Divine Office standardized?
Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)----is it standardized the way the Mass readings are, i.e. the same the world over at any given Mass? I think not. Different monasteries use different Psalms and prayers on any given day for Morning Prayer, Evening, Compline etc. But I am still getting conflicting information from several sources about this.
I know that prayers are said, Psalms are prayed, hymns are sung, several times a day, both in and out of monasteries, by priests and monks, and the laity who wish to observe the LOH----and the day's prayers seem to vary from place to place. Thanks in advance.
I had thought they were like Mass readings, the same in Salt Lake City on a Sunday, as well as any other area of the country.
"What will it avail thee to dispute learnedly about the Trinity, if thou lack humility and thus displease the Trinity?"
---Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ