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A Monk's Day
What Monks got up to Every Day


Praying Monk -  Nash Ford Publishing

 

Monks worked hard doing lots of jobs for their community and for the villagers and townsfolk around them. They still had lots of praying to do though, at 9 different church services throughout the day and night! 

  • 2.00am - 'Matins' Church Service, then back to Bed
  • 4.00am - 'Lauds' Church Service, then back to Bed
  • 6.00am - 'Prime' Church Service
  • 6:30am - Breakfast while servants have church service
  • 7.00am - Wash followed by Reading
  • 9.00am - 'Terce' Church Service
  • 10.00am - 'Chapter' Meeting
  • 10.30am - Conversation followed by Work
  • 11.00am - High Mass Church Service
  • 12.00pm - 'Sext' Church Service
  • 1.00pm - Hand washing followed by Lunch
  • 1.30pm - Rest
  • 2.00pm - Work
  • 3.00pm - 'Nones' Church Service
  • 4.00pm - Work
  • 5.00pm - 'Vespers' Church Service
  • 6.00pm - Dinner
  • 6.30pm - Walking or Reading
  • 8.00pm - 'Compline' Church Service
  • 9.00pm - Bedtime

 

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