The application, promoted by the Spanish Episcopal Conference, will be available for free starting Saturday, November 28, and will be available for both Apple cell phones and Android systems.
The Spanish Episcopal Conference has informed through its media about the launch of the first official app in Spanish for praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The new application, fruit of the collaboration of the LIBROS LITÚRGICOS publishing imprint of the Publications Service of the CEE and the Digital Development Department of the COPE Group, will be available free of charge starting Saturday, November 28, coinciding with the beginning of Advent and the new liturgical year. It can be downloaded by accessing the App Store, if you have an Apple mobile device (iPhone or iPad), or Google Play, if you use a mobile or tablet with Android operating system.
The application was born from the desire of the Spanish bishops to facilitate liturgical prayer in those situations, such as travel, in which it is not possible to have the official liturgical books. To this end, it incorporates a series of exclusive functionalities aimed at simplifying its use.
Through the official CEE app, the user will be able to access the Liturgy of the Hours daily on his or her mobile device. When accessing the application, and to facilitate the veritas horarum, the time corresponding to the moment of the day in which the user is, will always be highlighted, although it will be possible to access the rest of the Hours and even select, through a calendar, the desired day of the current liturgical year.
The new application also includes the texts for each day of the Roman Missal and the Lectionary of the Mass, as well as the Roman Martyrology, in order to commemorate the martyrs and saints every day.
Persons who wish to do so will be able to download the new app starting on Saturday, November 28thThe event took place at the beginning of the Advent season, which marks the start of the new liturgical year.