A service of morning prayer in the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said or chanted at daybreak, though historically it was often held with matins on the previous night.
- The rhythm of my days goes slower now: matins and lauds, vespers and compline.
- The office is a pattern of nonsacramental prayer services that are celebrated at regular times of the day or night, primarily lauds in the morning and vespers at night.
- He notes that Philip loved to read the lauds of Jacopone of Todi, a thirteenth-century Franciscan poet.
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