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Can. 276 § 2, 3°

Permanent Deacons and the Liturgy of the Hours

Although they (permanent deacons) are not bound by universal church law to say the whole of this prayer every day, they should be encouraged to pray at least morning and evening prayer daily[1]



[1]   Questa norma fu approvata dalla CE nell’assemblea del novembre 1984, poi fu modificata e approvata dal Comitato amministrativo nel settembre 1985. Promulgata nel National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States:  “90. Permanent deacons are required to include as part of their daily prayer those parts of the Liturgy of the Hours known as Morning and Evening Prayer. Permanent deacons are obliged to pray for the universal Church. Whenever possible, they should lead these prayers with the community to whom they have been assigned to minister”. Questo Direttorio fu approvato dall’Assemblea generale nel giugno 2003. Recognitio della Santa Sede 30.X.2004. Promulgato il 26.XII.2004. Successivamente, il 12.X.2009, ricevette un'altra recognitio per 5 anni e fu promulgato il 26.XII.2009.