From the Canonical Hours to Morning and Evening Prayer

The canonical hours can be traced back to the set times of Jewish prayer. The priests offered sacrifices every morning and evening. Set service times in the synagogues began during the Babylonian Exile. During the Diaspora, these service times followed the ringing of bells in Roman cities. At the first hour, the forum bell tolled … Continue reading From the Canonical Hours to Morning and Evening Prayer

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John Cosin – Of the Ancient and Accustomed times of Prayer in General

John Cosin (1594-1672), English churchman, wrote of the ancient and accustomed times of prayer in his Collection of Private Devotions: At all times and in all places to give thanks and praise unto Almighty God our heavenly Father, with all manner of devout prayer and supplication, is no more than our very meet, right, and … Continue reading John Cosin – Of the Ancient and Accustomed times of Prayer in General