Royal Hours

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At '''Royal Hours''' all of the [[Hours]]; 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th, as well as the [[Typical Psalms]], are sung as one service.  The service is read on the eves of the [[Nativity]] of Christ and [[Theophany]], as well as on [[Holy Week|Holy Friday]].  It is characterized by special [[Psalms]] and hymns, as well as special [[Old Testament]], [[Epistle]] and [[Gospel]] Readings, relating to the particular [[Feast]] or events of the day.  
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At '''Royal Hours''' all of the [[Hours]]: 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th, as well as the [[Typical Psalms]], are sung as one service.  The service is read on the eves of the [[Nativity]] of Christ and [[Theophany]], as well as on [[Holy Week|Holy Friday]].  It is characterized by special [[Psalms]] and hymns, as well as special [[Old Testament]], [[Epistle]] and [[Gospel]] Readings, relating to the particular [[Feast]] or events of the day.  
  
Historically, it was customary for the Byzantine Emperor to be in attendance for the entire Service, hence the title Royal Hours.
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Historically, it was customary for the Byzantine emperor to be in attendance for the entire Service, hence the title Royal Hours.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:00, December 4, 2006

At Royal Hours all of the Hours: 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th, as well as the Typical Psalms, are sung as one service. The service is read on the eves of the Nativity of Christ and Theophany, as well as on Holy Friday. It is characterized by special Psalms and hymns, as well as special Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel Readings, relating to the particular Feast or events of the day.

Historically, it was customary for the Byzantine emperor to be in attendance for the entire Service, hence the title Royal Hours.

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