Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: NIGHT WATCH, 12-12-14
Posted on 12/12/2014 8:44:03 AM PST by Salvation
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A sacred vigil or guard. One of the four ancient divisions of the night during which official prayers were offered in the early days of the Church. The later Matins and Lauds of the Divine Office probably represented those watches.
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