first; what do you mean by the liturgy of hours? I assume you have the Breviary of Morning & Evening Prayer? Or do you have the entire Divine Office?
We are encouraged to pray the hours by Holy Mother Church and the Breviary of Morning & Evening Prayer gives us three of the ‘hours’; Morning, Evening, and Compline (Night) prayer. We are urged to pray the hours of M, E & N and this can be done alone, in our own home, or in church with others.
I have just started this good habit. I am afraid that I never had quite got my head around how the Breviary ’ works’ until a recent retreat gave me the opportunity to figure it out.
Hymns. Can be sung if you know the music, otherwise can be said or chanted.
There is a good simple chart/outline of the pattern of morning & evening prayer, as well as night payer (Compline) in the Introduction to the Breviary. :bowdown2: