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May 24 @ 12:10 pm - 12:35 pm
This service of Noonday Prayer includes an opening versicle, a selection from the psalms, a lesson, and prayers (Book of Common Prayer, 103-107).
Held in the historic Centennial Chapel, this service can be a meaningful mid-day prayer break for people work downtown.
Length of service: About 25 minutes.
More about Noonday Prayer
Noonday Prayer is based on the “little offices” of terce, sext, and none in Christian monasticism. These “little offices” were said at 9 a.m., 12 noon, and 3 p.m., which were known as the third, sixth, and ninth hours of the day. Private devotions at these hours associated with the events of the Passion have been observed by Christians since the second century. Although these hours of prayer were included in the Primers of Henry VIII and Elizabeth, these offices were not included in any Prayer Books before the twentieth century. The 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the first American Prayer Book to include this office.