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kanon

(Greek: "canon"), one of the main forms of Byzantine liturgical office; it consists of nine odes, based on the nine biblical canticles of the Eastern Christian Church. (Compare canonical hours.) The kanon is thought to have originated in Jerusalem in the 7th or 8th century to replace the biblical canticles in the morning office

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