a service of morning prayer in various churches, especially the Anglican Church.
a service forming part of the traditional Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, originally said (or chanted) at or after midnight, but historically often held with lauds on the previous evening.
literarythe morning song of birds.
From Psalm 12 in matins today:
“The words of the Lord are words without alloy, silver from the furnace, seven times refined.”
Nothing is comparable to Scripture–the words of God. This is why we must study them, meditate on them, and treasure them.
noun: matin; plural noun: matins; noun: mattin; plural noun: mattins