The Daily Services
In Psalm 118, we say
“Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments” (v. 164) and “At midnight I rise up to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments” (v. 62).
Since ancient times, the Church has maintained the tradition of holding services throughout the day, roughly every three hours, as a way of sanctifying the passing of earthly time by connecting it with eternal spiritual realities. We refer to these services as the Daily Office or the Canonical Hours. They are as follows: