I am somewhat a new beginner to the Liturgy of the Hours and I seek guidance on this particular inquiry ... I will be attending the funeral of a Catholic priest tomorrow morning and would like to pray the Office of the Dead (privately) in commemoration of that particular priest. Would it be acceptable and liturgically correct to pray only part of the Office of the Dead - e.g. Morning Prayer and Mid-morning prayer from the Office of the Dead and the others hours from the Proper of the Day?
I wasn't sure if the Office of the Dead could be partially prayed like this, or if it is like an "all or nothing" kind of thing ...
Also, can the Office of the Dead be prayed anytime, according to the personal preference of the person praying the office - anniversary of death, day of funeral, etc.?