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The '''Daily Cycle''' of divine services is the recurring pattern of prayer and worship that punctuates each liturgical day in the life of the Orthodox Church.
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Monasteries generally serve the entire cycle of services. Some cathedrals do, as well. Most parishes do not.
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The [[Divine Liturgy]] is not itself a part of the Daily Cycle but is inserted into the cycle, usually after Orthros or the Sixth Hour. In some cases it is combined with [[Vespers#Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts|Vespers]]. The service of [[Typika]] is related to the Divine Liturgy and is often celebrated on days the Divine Liturgy is not appointed.
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== Services ==
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The services of the Daily Cycle are usually contained in a bound collection called the '''Book of Hours''', also known as the Horologion (Greek) or Chasoslov (Slavonic).
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The Daily Cycle follows this pattern:
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* [[Vespers]] (sunset)
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* [[Compline]] (after-dinner) - also known as Apodeipnon
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* [[Midnight Office]] (12:00am) - also known as Mesonyktikon
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* [[Orthros]] (sunrise) - also known as Matins
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* [[First Hour]] (6:00am)
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* [[Third Hour]] (9:00am)
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* [[Sixth Hour]] (12:00pm)
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* [[Ninth Hour]] (3:00pm)
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== Aggregations ==
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Although each service of the Daily Cycle has a particular time traditionally associated with it, in current practice the services are more commonly served together in one of three aggregations.
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* The '''''Evening Aggregate''''' usually consists of Ninth Hour, Vespers, and Compline. It commences shortly before sunset.
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* The '''''Dawn Aggregate''''' usually consists of Midnight Office, Orthros, and First Hour. It usually begins shortly before sunrise.
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* The '''''Midday Aggregate''''' consists of Third Hour and Sixth Hour. The Divine Liturgy or Typika may be included in the Midday Aggregate.
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On days when Great Compline is appointed (e.g., weekdays in [[Great Lent]]), it constitutes the entirety of the Evening Aggregate. Vespers is shifted to the Midday Aggregate.
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== All-Night Vigil ==
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On the eves of [[First Class Feasts]], [[Second Class Feasts]], and certain [[Third Class Feasts]], a special aggregate, known as the [[All-Night Vigil]], may be served. In such case, the other aggregations may be altered slightly (e.g., including Little Vespers in the Evening Aggregate). Although there is some variance in practice, the All-Night Vigil generally includes at least Great Vespers, Orthros, and First Hour.
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== Online texts ==
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* [http://www.anastasis.org.uk/horologion.htm Horologion], from [http://www.anastasis.org.uk/ Anastasis], the website of the Monastery of St. Andrew the First Called, Manchester, England
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* [http://pages.prodigy.net/frjohnwhiteford/horologion.htm Online Reader Service Horologion] compiled by Priest John Whiteford ([[ROCOR]])
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== Sources ==
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* ''The Liturgikon: The Book of Divine Services for the Priest and Deacon'', Bishop [[Basil (Essey) of Wichita]] (ISBN 0962419001)
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* [http://www.networks-now.net/litresswraoc/Typicon_Charts.htm Website of the St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America]
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* ''The Great Horologion'', Holy Transfiguration Monastery (ISBN 0943405084)
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* ''Abridged Typikon'', St. Tikhon’s Seminary
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[[Category:Liturgics]]
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