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'''Nocturne''' is the midnight service of the Orthodox Church.  
 
'''Nocturne''' is the midnight service of the Orthodox Church.  
  
In [[monastery|monasteries]] it usually begins the [[All-Night Vigil|vigil]] of the [[monks]]. It contains a number of [[psalms]] together with the normal prayers found in other services, such as the call to worship, the Thrice-Holy Hymn, the Our Father, the [[Troparion]], etc. Its theme is the night and the need for vigilance. In the parishes, it is known almost exclusively as the service preceding [[Pascha#Matins|Easter Matins]] at which the winding-sheet depicting the dead [[Saviour]] is taken from the tomb and is placed on the [[altar]] table.
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In [[monastery|monasteries]] it usually begins the [[All-Night Vigil|vigil]] of the [[monks]]. It contains a number of [[psalms]] together with the normal prayers found in other services, such as the call to worship, the [[Thrice-Holy Hymn]], the [[Our Father]], the [[Troparion]]. Its theme is the night and the need for vigilance. In the parishes, it is known almost exclusively as the service preceding [[Pascha#Matins|Easter Matins]] at which the [[epitaphios|winding-sheet]] depicting the dead [[Saviour]] is taken from the tomb and is placed on the [[altar]] table.
  
 
[[Category:Liturgics]]
 
[[Category:Liturgics]]

Revision as of 08:13, March 7, 2007

Nocturne is the midnight service of the Orthodox Church.

In monasteries it usually begins the vigil of the monks. It contains a number of psalms together with the normal prayers found in other services, such as the call to worship, the Thrice-Holy Hymn, the Our Father, the Troparion. Its theme is the night and the need for vigilance. In the parishes, it is known almost exclusively as the service preceding Easter Matins at which the winding-sheet depicting the dead Saviour is taken from the tomb and is placed on the altar table.

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