book of hours


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book of hours

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A book containing Christian prayers and other devotional texts arranged according to the canonical hours and the feast days of the liturgical calendar. Many medieval books of hours, intended for use by wealthy or aristocratic laypeople, are noted for their rich illumination.

book of hours

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capitals) a book used esp in monasteries during the Middle Ages that contained the prayers and offices of the canonical hours
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Athos was meditating; Porthos was twisting his mustache; Aramis was saying his prayers in a charming little Book of Hours, bound in blue velvet.
The Book Of Hours, which has an enamelled gold metal cover studded with gems and contains parchment painted with 20 religious images and prayers, was made in 1532.
The student Bible (open) and Book of Hours (standing).
Synopsis: "Just Prayer: A Book of Hours for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers" by Alison M.
2) and Book of Hours of the Passion (Baltimore, Walters W102) there are throughout gems of observations about numerous other manuscripts.
A chapter (5) on the King James Bible broaches a problem concerning the manuscript book of hours converted into a printed prayerbook, downplaying the art found in the former.
The earliest which can be attributed to a known craftsman is a French manuscript Book of Hours, bound by the Parisian Jean Norvins, which dates from 1520.
out--The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press, 2011).
Walker's response is the Book of Hours, and it is eloquent, moving, and powerful.
So it is fitting that the publication of Beautiful Mercy/A Book of Hours has been timed to coincide with our fifth anniversary.
It is said that the queen was so enamored of her Book of Hours, she kept it with her at all times whether she was in Paris or in the chateaux of the countryside.
Brenda Way's thoroughly delightful Book of Hours opened this program of four recent dances.