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Nocturn 

The medieval service of matins was one of the sources for the Prayer Book service of Morning Prayer. There are no nocturns in the Prayer Book. However, three nocturns are the first part of the service of Tenebrae in the BOS. Each of the three nocturns includes three sets of antiphons and psalms; a versicle and response; a time for silent prayer; and three lessons, each followed by a responsory. See Matins; see Tenebrae. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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