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Vespers (from Lat. vesper: ‘evening’)locked

  • Ruth Steiner
  •  and Keith Falconer

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A service of the Divine Office, traditionally performed at twilight, at the time when lamps are lit indoors. Among the services celebrated by the early secular churches was an elaborate form of ‘cathedral’ Vespers, many elements of which have survived in the evening Office of the Armenian and East Syrian churches, as well as, to a lesser extent, in the Byzantine church (...

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