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matins

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a. Chiefly RC Church the first of the seven canonical hours of prayer, originally observed at night but now often recited with lauds at daybreak
b. the service of morning prayer in the Church of England
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He quizzed Mattins in January 2009 and the fraudster, who arrived as an asylum-seeker in 2000, confessed he had been working while claiming the dole.
Judge Martin Nolan said it was a "sheer accident" that Mattins was caught.
However, the Easter break meant she could take time out and join her family for the Mattins service at St George's Chapel.
Tenebrae is really the Mattins (early Morning Prayer) for Maundy Thursday.
So two English Protestant cultures developed: a mainstream, reared on Mattins and Evensong, the other the nonconformity of Milton, Bunyan and Isaac Watts: a culture which in the United States has reversed its marginality and become the vehicle of money and power.
He was a tall priest and he was striding across towards the Abbey before Mattins and Mass.
The eight daily observances of medieval tradition were Mended into mattins and evensong.