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Terce, Sext, None 

As monasticism developed, the private devotions at the third, sixth, and ninth hours became the little offices of terce, sext, and none. These little offices had a common structure. Development of the full round of canonical hours-including matins and lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline-has been dated from the late fifth century. terce, sext, and none were not included in early Anglican Prayer Books. The Order of Service for Noonday in the 1979 BCP (p. 103) is based on the traditional structure of the little offices. The Order of Service for Noonday may be used (with appropriate choices from the options for lessons and collects) for terce, sext, or none. See Little Hours of the Divine Office. 




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