Definition Of lauds


a service of morning prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said or chanted at daybreak, though historically it was often held with matins on the previous night.

The rhythm of my days goes slower now: matins and lauds , vespers and compline.

praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context.

the obituary lauded him as a great statesman and soldier


all glory, laud, and honor to Thee

Example Of lauds

  • After their meal they retire to their caves and cells for the rest of the day, emerging only to sing lauds , vespers and compline at the appointed times.

  • from the abbey church we could hear the faint chanting of lauds

  • He notes that Philip loved to read the lauds of Jacopone of Todi, a thirteenth-century Franciscan poet.

  • Morning and evening prayer are structured after the traditional offices of lauds and vespers.

  • The days began before dawn with lauds in the chapel.

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