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  1. vespers, evensong(noun)

    the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vespers(Noun)

    The sixth of the seven canonical hours

  2. Vespers(ProperNoun)

    A Christian service held in the late afternoon or early evening; evensong

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vespers(noun)

    one of the little hours of the Breviary

  2. Vespers(noun)

    the evening song or service

  3. Origin: [OF. vespres, F. vpres, LL. vesperae, fr. L. vespera evening. See Vesper, n.]

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  1. Vespers

    Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the Western Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα and the Latin vesper, meaning "evening." It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as Evening Prayer or Evensong. The term is also used in some Protestant denominations to describe evening services.


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