day hours


English for Horre Diurnre (daily hours), the times set for various parts of the Divine office, except the morning hours or Matins. These hours are explained under their names: Prime, first; Terce, third; Sext, eixth; None, ninth; Vespers, evening; and Compline, the completion. Under the title “The Day Hours of the Church” the Benedictine Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey, England, have published the Latin text, with an English translation, of the psalms, hymns, antiphons, and prayers that make up these hours, together with the proper prayers for each feast and saint’s day of the church year.

MLA Citation

  • “day hours”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2013. Web. 18 November 2018. <>