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Created by Dr. Katharine E. Harmon, Liturgical Prayer: Liturgy of the Hours explores the theology, history, and practice of a traditional pattern of public Christian prayer, the “Liturgy of the Hours,” or the “Divine Office.” The Liturgy of the Hours invites the body of the faithful, the Church, to respond to the Scriptural invitation to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) by praying at regular intervals throughout the day and night. In this course, students will become familiar with the basic structure and content of the Liturgy of the Hours, discuss significant theological themes which shape the Hours, consider key moments in the historical development of the Liturgy of the Hours, and evaluate the challenges and catechetical potential afforded by the Liturgy of the Hours. Doing so will afford opportunity for students to discuss the practical dimensions of adopting the Liturgy of the Hours in pastoral settings, to develop a theology of liturgical prayer, and to build a framework for teaching and implementing liturgical prayer patterned on the Liturgy of the Hours.