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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
8 words

The evening office of the W. Church.

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
50 words

Evening office of the Western Church. It is a service of thanksgiving and praise, in which the liturgy consists of

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
114 words

Vespers, from Latin vesper or vespera, was the office that marked the end of the day, at the moment

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Robert F. Taft

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
251 words

(ϵ̔σπερινός), an evening liturgical service to thank God for the day's graces and seek his pardon for one's sins. With orthros...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
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21 words

7th of Canonical Hours of RC Church, also known as Evensong. Famous large‐scale setting by *Monteverdi (1610)....

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
24 words

Originally the seventh of eight hours of the *Divine Office in the medieval Roman rite. It is known in English as Evening Prayer....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
a service of evening prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church (sometimes said earlier in the day). In modern Roman Catholic use, the services for Sundays and solemn ... More

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