Vespers Definition

The sixth of the seven canonical hours.
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A worship service held in the late afternoon or evening in many Western Christian churches.
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The time of day appointed for this service.
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A service held on Sundays or holy days that includes the office of vespers.
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(Christianity) A Christian service held in the late afternoon or early evening; evensong.


Origin of Vespers

  • Obsolete French vespres from Old French from Medieval Latin vesperās evening service from Latin accusative pl. of vespera evening variant of vesper vesper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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