Morning Prayer


Morning Prayer
(Matins)
   Anglican conflation of the Roman Catholic offices of lauds and matins. Musical settings may include {}Venite (Psalm 95), Te Deum, Benedicite (Daniel 3), Benedictus, and {}Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100) with English texts despite the Latin referents. John Day’s Certaine Notes (London, 1565) is the earliest source that orders its music into discrete services, the music for Communion coming between that for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. From the Elizabethan period on, Morning and Evening Prayer assumed ever greater liturgical prominence at the expense of the Communion Service.
   The Alternative Services Series II (1968, revised 1971) allows a wide variety of canticles to be sung.

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  • morning prayer — noun uncount prayers that are said in the morning in the Episcopal Church …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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