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1. All-night vigilFor the musical setting by Rachmaninoff, see All-Night Vigil (Rachmaninoff) The All-night vigil is a service of the Eastern Orthodox Church (and Eastern Catholic Church) consisting of an aggregation of the three canonical hours of Vespers, Matins, and the First Hour. The vigil is celebrated on the eves of Sundays and of major liturgical feasts. The vigil has been set to music most famously by Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose setting of selections from the service is one of his most admired works.
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