vespers

/ (ˈvɛspəz) /

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

mainly RC Church the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed for the early evening and now often made a public service on Sundays and major feast days
another word for evensong (def. 1)

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