canonical

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sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels agrapha
14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox church Apocrypha
song for three or more voices, canonical seventeenth-eighteenth century catch
last of the seven canonical hours just before retiring complin , compline
canonical hour just before bedtime compline
canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church) Divine Office
sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays evensong , vespers
first canonical hour; at daybreak matins , morning prayer
canonical hour at dawn matins , with lauds
canonical hour at three P.M. none
canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise none
fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m. nones
canonical hours nones
fifth canonical hour nones
canonical hour at six A.M. prime
second canonical hour; about 6 a.m. prime
canonical hour at noon sext
fourth of the seven canonical hours; about noon sext
canonical hour at nine A.M. terce
third canonical hour; about 9 a.m. terce , tierce
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