Definition Of matins

noun

a service of morning prayer in various churches, especially the Anglican Church.

Morning prayer, known as matins , and evening prayer, known as vespers or evensong, are most common.

Example Of matins

  • It was a Sunday and from modern village far below, the silence was broken by a single male, bass voice chanting: the village priest at his matins .

  • Morning prayer, known as matins , and evening prayer, known as vespers or evensong, are most common.

  • Most importantly they had to pray seven times a day from the matins in the early morning to the vespers in the evening.

  • Shrouded by early morning mists, cloaked in oak and beech woods that echo with the sound of matin bells and Gregorian chant, these venerable ruins bring the most distant history to life.

  • Two of the pieces we will chant are pulieli which are sung within the matins , with each verse followed by Alleluia.


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