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Development[ edit ] Judaism and the early church[ edit ] The canonical hours stemmed from Jewish prayer. In the Old TestamentGod commanded the Israelite priests to offer sacrifices of animals in the morning and evening Exodus Eventually, these sacrifices moved from the Tabernacle to Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
During the Babylonian captivitywhen the Temple was no longer in use, the first synagogues were established, and the services at fixed hours of the day of Torah readingspsalmsand hymns began to evolve.
This "sacrifice of praise" began to be substituted for the sacrifices of animals. After the people returned to Judeathe prayer services were incorporated into Temple worship as well.
As time passed, the Jews began to be scattered across the Greco-Roman world in what is known as the Jewish diaspora. By the time of the Roman Empirethe Jews and eventually early Christians began to follow the Roman system of conducting the business day in scheduling their times for prayer.
The narrative of Jesus' crucifixion and death refers to the sixth and ninth hours: And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice The first miracle of the apostles, the healing of the crippled man on the temple steps, occurred because Saint Peter and John the Apostle went to the Temple to pray Acts 3: Also, one of the defining moments of the early Church, the decision to include Gentiles among the community of believers, arose from a vision Peter had while praying at noontime Acts As Christianity began to separate from Judaismthe practice of praying at fixed times continued.
The early church was known to pray the Psalms Acts 4: By 60 AD, the Didachethe oldest known liturgical manual for Christians, recommended disciples to pray the Lord's Prayer three times a day; this practice found its way into the canonical hours as well.
Pliny the Younger 63 — c. The prayers could be prayed individually or in groups. Middle Ages[ edit ] A sundial showing the four Tides and five Canonical hours, based on the example on the Bewcastle Cross As the form of fixed-hour prayer developed in the Christian monastic communities in the East and West, the Offices grew both more elaborate and more complex, but the basic cycle of prayer still provided the structure for daily life in monasteries.
By the fourth century, the elements of the canonical hours were more or less established. For secular non-monastic clergy and lay people, the fixed-hour prayers were by necessity much shorter, though in many churches, the form of the fixed-hour prayers became a hybrid of secular and monastic practice sometimes referred to as 'cathedral' and 'monastic' models.
In the East, the development of the Divine Services shifted from the area around Jerusalem to Constantinople. In particular, Theodore the Studite c. In the West, the Rule of Saint Benedict was modeled his guidelines for the prayers on the customs of the basilicas of Rome.
It was he who expounded the concept in Christian prayer of the inseparability of the spiritual life from the physical life. Benedict set down the dictum Ora et labora — "Pray and work".It looks like you've lost connection to our server. Please check your internet connection or reload this page.
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