To structure devotions, the Catholic Church divided the day into 7 parts:
|Matins and Lauds||From midnight until Prime.|
|Prime||From 6 a.m. to Tierce.
“If the office of Lauds be finished by daybreak, as is fit, let them begin Prime; if not, let them wait for daylight.”
|Tierce||From 9 a.m. to Sext|
|Sext||From noon to None.|
|None||2 or 3 p.m. to Vespers.|
|Vespers||From 4 p.m. to Compline.|
|Compline||About 7 p.m.|
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