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Morning Prayer

The liturgical service used for morning worship in the Anglican Church. Also called matins.


(ˈmæt n)

1. (often cap.) matins, (used with a sing. v.)
a. the first of the seven canonical hours, beginning at midnight or daybreak, in conjunction with lauds.
b. Also called Morning Prayer. the service of morning liturgical prayer in the Anglican communion.

Also, mat′in•al.

pertaining to the early morning or to matins.
[1200–50; Middle English matyn (pl. matines) < Old French matin < Latin mātūtīnus matutinal]
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Noun1.Morning Prayer - the first canonical hourmorning prayer - the first canonical hour; at daybreak
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer

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At daylight my friends, after their morning prayer, prepared an excellent breakfast in the same manner as in the evening.
Once a fortnight we go to morning prayer at eleven and sit up in a sort of private box with a room behind, whither we can retire unobserved when the sermon is too long or our flesh too weak, and hear ourselves being prayed for by the blackrobed parson.
Lady Jane, in her morning-gown, was up and above stairs in the nursery superintending the toilettes of her children and listening to the morning prayers which the little creatures performed at her knee.
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