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vesper service

A late afternoon or early evening service of worship. Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission. Read More


Items of clothing, such as robes, gowns, or other special garments and stoles worn by ministers and lay persons while conducting worship services. Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan... Read More


A service or period of prayers and devotions usually held on the night before or in the early morning of important religious days or festivals. On occasion, special vigils are... Read More