The Divinum Officium Project

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Singing the Divine Office


Friends and benefactors are remembered in a monthly Mass and the Divine Office daily.

For questions or to support the work of the Divinum Officium Project, please contact:
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Please see our Help page for an introduction to the site.

What's new? A list of all changes to Divinum Officium can be found on our GitHub repository.

This website was created and designed by the late Laszlo Kiss. Mr. Kiss, longtime resident of Forrest Lake, Illinois, died suddenly at his home on Monday, 11 July 2011, shortly after returning from a walk with his wife Marta. He was three days shy of his 73rd birthday. Mr. Kiss was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 14 July 1938, and married Marta Noske on 31 January 1968. He worked in Budapest as a computer engineer until emigrating to the United States of America in 1982. In 1983, he developed “Image,” one of the first computer-controlled manufacturing systems in the world (still in use to this day). He retired in 2000, and, among other things, selflessly devoted hundreds of hours to creating this website, which provides free access to many different versions of the Divine Office (or breviary), the traditional daily prayer book of the Roman Catholic Church. His funeral was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Volo, Illinois, on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (16 July). Mr. Kiss is survived by three brothers in Hungary, and in the States by his loving wife Marta (of forty-three years), their two sons Zoltan and Chaba, and their two grandchildren Sophie and Ryan.

On Monday, 15 August 2011, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, The Divinum Officium Project was founded, with the permission of Laszlo's son Chaba, to preserve and further Laszlo's work and to promote the worship of the Triune God through the Divine Office. This website serves as a historical, educational, as well as spiritual tool for anyone to learn about this monument of Christian civilization. Currently, The Divinum Officium Project consists of a diocesan priest as well as a team of software developers who maintain the site and ensure its accuracy. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers who are familiar with the Church's rites and/or Perl programming. Please see our GitHub repository for further information or contact us at the above address.

T.A.D.M.N. ~ Tu Autem, Domine, Miserere Nobis

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