The major hour of the divine office of the Roman Catholic rite sung about sunrise. A chanted lauds is close in form to vespers, except that an Old Testament canticle replaces the fourth psalm, and the Canticle of Zacharia, Benedictus, replaces the Magnificat. The psalms are often chosen for themes of praise.
   See also Gregorian Chant; Orthrōs.

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