Skip to main content

Difference between Divine Office and Holy Office

Divine Officethe prayers and readings in the services held in the Roman Catholic Church:

  • She was troubled, distracted in meditation … when the other sisters were chanting Divine Office.

Holy Office, the

1. (hist.) the Inquisition:

  • It may seem strange that the spread of the reformed religion should so long have escaped the Holy Office.

2. a Roman Catholic administrative organ that deals with protection of the faith and morals:

  • We even went to Rome…. We were promised a formal answer from the Holy Office.