Chanting: Lucienne Hours

The Lady of Light Chantry – CHANTING (LUCIENNE HOURS)

NAME OF HOUR

TIME OF DAY/YEAR

CHANT [CANTICLE “SONG”]

Hora Noct Decima

“Hour of the Night Tenth

MATINS B

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03:00 a.m. – 04:00 a.m

BEGIN SPRING

CROSS QUARTER

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Vigilia Quarta “Watch Fourth” I

Canticum Vigilia Matutina

Canticle Watch of the Morning

(Watching for the Morning Song)

Hora Noct Undecima

“Hour of the Night Eleventh

04:00 a.m. – 05:00 a.m.

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Vigila Quarta “Watch Fourth” II

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Hora Noct Duodecima

“Hour of the Night Twelfth

LAUDS

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PRIME A

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05:00 a.m. 06:00 a.m.

DREAMTIME

QUINTESSENCE I

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MID-SPRING

EQUINOX

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Vigilia Quarta “Watch Fourth” III

Canticum Aurora LAUS

Canticle of Morning Praise

(Morning Song-Aurora)

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Cantica Prima

Canticle of the First Hour

(First Hour/Sunrise Song)

Hora Diei Prima

“Hour of the Day First

PRIME B

06:00 a.m. – 07:00 a.m.

MID-SPRING

EQUINOX

Cantica Prima

Canticle of the First Hour

(First Hour/Sunrise Song)

Hora Diei Secunda

“Hour of the Day Second

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.

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Hora Diei Tercia

“Hour of the Day Third

TERCE A

08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m

BEGIN SUMMER

CROSS QUARTER

Cantica Tercia

Canticle of the Third Hour

(Third Hour Song)

Hora Diei Quarta

“Hour of the Day Fourth

TERCE B

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

BEGIN SUMMER

CROSS QUARTER

Cantica Tercia

Canticle of the Third Hour

(Third Hour Song)

Hora Diei Quinta

“Hour of the Day Fifth

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Hora Diei Sexta

“Hour of the Day Sixth

SEXT A

11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

MID-SUMMER

SOLSTICE

Canticum Merideum/Cantica Sext

Canticle of Midday/Sixth Hour

(DAY/Midday Song)

Hora Diei Septima

“Hour of the Day Seventh

SEXT B

12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m.

MID-SUMMER

SOLSTICE

Canticum Meridium/Cantica Sext

Canticle of Midday/Sixth Hour

(DAY/Midday Song)

Hora Diei Octava

“Hour of the Day Eighth

01:00 p.m.- 02:00 p.m.

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Hora Diei Nona

“Hour of the Day Ninth

NON A

02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m

BEGIN AUTUMN

CROSS QUARTER

Cantica Nona

Canticle of the Ninth Hour

(Ninth Hour Song)

Hora Diei Decima

“Hour of the Day Tenth

NON B

03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

BEGIN AUTUMN

CROSS QUARTER

Cantica Nona

Canticle of the Ninth Hour

(Ninth Hour Song)

Hora Diei Unidecima

“Hour of the Day Eleventh

04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.

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Hora Duodecima Diei

“Hour of the Day Twelfth

VESPERS

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VIGILA PRIMA A

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05:00 p.m.06:00 p.m

NIGHT’S EDGE

QUINTESSENCE II

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MID-AUTUMN

EQUINOX

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Canticum Lumina Vesperum

Canticle Lamps of the Evening

(Evensong-Vespers)

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Vigila Prima Cantica

Canticle of the First Watch

(First-Watch/Sunset Song)

Hora Noctis Prima

“Hour of the Night First”

VIGILA PRIMA B

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06:00 p.m. 07:00 p.m.

MID-AUTUMN

EQUINOX

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Vigila Prima “Watch First” I

Vigila Prima Cantica

Canticle of the First Watch

(First-Watch/Sunset Song)

Hora Noctis Secunda

“Hour of the Night Second

07:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

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Vigila Prima “Watch First” II

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Hora Noctis Tercia

“Hour of the Night Third

RELIQUA A

08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

BEGIN WINTER

CROSS QUARTER

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Vigila Prima “Watch First” III

Reliquum Tempus Canticum

Rest Time Canticle”

(Rest Song)

Hora Noctis Quarta

“Hour of the Night Fourth

RELIQUA B

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09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

BEGIN WINTER

CROSS QUARTER

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Vigila Secunda “Watch Second” I

Reliquum Tempus Canticum

Rest Time Canticle”

(Rest Song)

Hora Noctis Quinta

“Hour of the Night Fifth

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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Vigila Secunda “Watch Second” II

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Hora Noctis Sexta

“Hour of the Night Sixth

NOCTE A

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11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

MID-WINTER

SOLSTICE

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Vigila Secunda “Watch Second” III

Nocte Canticum

Midnight Canticle

(NIGHT/Midnight Song)

Hora Noctis Septima

“Hour of the Night Seventh

NOCTE B

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12:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m.

MID-WINTER

SOLSTICE

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Vigila Tercia “Watch Third” I

Nocte Canticum

Midnight Canticle

(NIGHT/Midnight Song)

Hora Noctis Octava

“Hour of the Night Eighth

01: 00 a.m. – 02:00 a,m.

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Vigila Tercia “Watch Third” II

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Hora Noctis Nona

“Hour of the Night Ninth

MATINS A

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02:00 a.m. – 03:00 a.m.

BEGIN SPRING

CROSS QUARTER

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Vigila Tercia “Watch Third” III

Canticum Vigilia Matutina

Canticle Watch of the Morning

(Watching for the Morning)

*matins canonical hour, mid-13c., from O.Fr. Matines (12c.), from L.L. Matutinas (nom. Matutinæ) morning prayers,“originally matutinas vigilias morning watches,” from L. Matutinus of or in the morning,” associated with Matuta, Roman dawn goddess (see MANANA (Cf. Manana)). The Old English word was uht-sang, from uhte daybreak.http://etymology.enacademic.com/23189/matins

 

The Latin derived names for the hours originate in Roman Timekeeping.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_timekeeping

 

For local, regional, and seasonal, variations in the hours, refer to the following sources:

 

Source #1: timeanddate.com Sun, Moon, Solar & Lunar Eclipses, The Sky Tonight, Equinoxes & Solstices

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/

 

Source #2: The Old Farmers Almanac – Astronomy: Moon, Sun, Planets

https://www.almanac.com/astronomy

 

Source #3: Twilight

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/different-types-twilight.html

 

 

by Serene Mother Ghrian