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Unformatted text preview: Offertory (Antiphons with psalm verseshighly melismatic) Sanctus / Benedictus (New and Old Testament texts praising God) Communion (Psalm or hymn) Agnus Dei (asking for Gods 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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