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(Lat. “darkness”). In the W Ch., the service of matins* and lauds on the last 3 days of Holy Week. Acc. to ancient custom the lights in the ch. are extinguished one by one as the service proceeds. Lessons in the 1st nocturn are customarily from Lm.

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