Excellent essay by Tom Bako on the Daily Office. To whet your appetite, here are the three main section:
The Anglican Office: A (Very) Brief Historical Overview
Reclaiming the Office for the Entire People of God
Reasons to Pray the Divine Office in the Ordinariate’s Anglican Use
In my Anglican days (as an Episcopalian in the 1980s), I found that most parishes offered either the Eucharistic liturgy or Morning Prayer, not both, as the common celebration of the liturgy on Sundays. But the Prayer Book (in any of its forms, as far as I’m aware) has always intended both. And the general sense in the Anglican tradition is that the term “liturgy” refers to both the Eucharistic liturgy and the Daily Office taken as whole (just as monasticism tends to regard the term “liturgy.”)
It was edifying, during my years of studying in England, to take part in the Daily Office faithfully prayed in cathedrals everywhere I happened to be, even in the provinces.
Though the Daily Office of the Prayer Book tradition does present a somewhat simpler form of the liturgy of the hours, to make it part of a parish’s regular worship nonetheless takes a bit of organization and commitment. Praying the rosary in common will often be easier. Beads are less involved than books. But the bit of extra preparation, organization, and commitment pays off.