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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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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.
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.
It is to be hoped that later volumes in this handy series might focus on others: the time of day (canonical hours, night/day), days of the week, seasons, time of life (passage from childhood to adulthood), or historical time (the past, present and future).
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.
(153) Clement VII supported the effort to reform the breviary so that it would be "brief, convenient, and purged from all errors." (154) In 1529 he commissioned Cardinal Francisco de los Angeles de Quinones, O.F.M., to compose a new breviary, "so to arrange the canonical hours" that "once the prolixities and difficult details were removed, clerics would be enticed also by the greater convenience to pray." (155) Work on this breviary was not finished until 1535 and was thus approved by his successor, Paul III.
'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. You may even discover the true luxury of peace.
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.
Benedict had set forth that there should be seven times for prayer, at the seven canonical hours: laud, prime, terce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline.