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Unformatted text preview: Offertory (Antiphons with psalm verses—highly melismatic) Sanctus / Benedictus (New and Old Testament texts praising God) Communion (Psalm or hymn) Agnus Dei (asking for God’s mercy) Ite, missa est / Benedicamus Domino THE OFFICES The Canonical Hours The Offices are the singing of prayers, hymns, and Psalms at eight daily services throughout the week. These services also may include special prayers, such as the Magnificat, that are called Canticles. The Offices are divided into eight services: Matins (morning), Lauds (praise), Prime (first hour), Terce (third hour), Sext (sixth hour), None (ninth hour), Vespers (evening), and Compline (completion)....
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- Liturgy of the Hours, Alleluia, excelsis Deo, Canonical hours, choral respond