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canonical hour

1. RC Church
a. one of the seven prayer times appointed for each day by canon law
b. the services prescribed for these times, namely matins, prime, terce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline
2. Church of England any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at which marriages may lawfully be celebrated
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The Wandering Jew image appears at the beginning of the section marking the canonical hour of Sext [Figure 3].
In contrast, on the next page of medallions marking the canonical hour of None and which depict the Crucifixion, the Cross breaks both medallion frames in the lower register, and the upper register of the larger rectangular frame of all the images on the page [Figure 10].
31) The only canonical hour or hours not included in the previous list, namely, Matins and Lauds--considered as a single canonical hour probably from the eighth century onwards--could be explained in one of the two following ways: Matins and Lauds are parodied in the brigata's festivities at the end of the day, which typically continue well into the night, or at the beginning of each day, when the group is awakened early in the morning and immediately begins their daily festive activities.
Thus, the hymn marking the beginning of Matins and also of the first canonical hour, prime, sung or recited at day's break, contains references to the night's darkness having been chased away or the rising sun, of which clear echoes are found in the description of the brigata's beginning of the day.
He does so by focusing on the liturgy of the Circumcision, introducing readers to the "scripted additions" (23) to the canonical hours in cathedrals and collegiate chapels for New Year's Day.
She ignores the canonical hours and her Spiritual Father because she is too busy rummaging for food to feed the poor from her soup kitchen.
The pastoral charge does not consist merely in administering the sacraments, saying the canonical hours, celebrating masses, but in the truthful teaching of the living truth, in the awe-inspiring condemnation of vice and severe punishment of it when necessary.
Some people may find the lack of a mint on their pillow intolerable, but others will find that the simplicity of uncluttered surroundings can lead to new--and unexpected--rewards: relaxed inspiration during a soak in a meadowside natural hot springs, clarity of mind while meditating in silence among the saguaros, or a restored spirit after listening to monks sing the canonical hours.
Horae Canonicae derives its shape and rhythm from the temporal divisions of the Canonical Hours that for centuries have been chanted and spoken both communally and privately.
8 When secular life began to require a system for telling time, it adopted the canonical hours for its own use.