matins matins


  • (n) the first canonical hour; at daybreak


  1. Great iron bells that for centuries sounded matins and vespers had been carried away, to be melted down for the Nazi war machine.
  2. When several monks failed to appear for matins at 4 a.
  3. Our traditional forms of matins and evensong, presupposing as they do acceptance of the tradition of the Church and unfailing regularity of use, are largely unsuitable.


  • Tempesta di Mare Lights Apollo’s Fire at Barnes

    By TYRAN GRILLO In the 1991 French film Tout les Matins du Monde, Gérard Depardieu plays an aged Marin Marais — in-house composer at the court of Versailles around the turn of the 18th century. Gussied up in all the accoutrements of his station, a corpulent Depardieu stares off camera, […]
    on March 10, 2014     Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

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