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Byzantine Time Wall Clock (24 Hour)

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$34.95

Use this unique clock to keep Byzantine Time, the canonical timekeeping method of ancient Christianity. With a 24-hour timepiece, the hour hand goes around once per day.

The hour hand tracks the nominal position of the sun: at noon (the 6th hour of the day), it points straight up; at midnight (the 6th hour of the night), it points straight down. The attractive clock face makes it easy to calibrate and keep track of the canonical time:

  • 1st Hour of the Day - First Hour/Prime (7:00 AM)
  • 3rd Hour of the Day - Third Hour/Terce (9:00 AM)
  • 6th Hour of the Day - Sixth Hour/Sext (noon)
  • 9th Hour of the Day - Ninth Hour/None (3:00 PM)
  • 12th Hour of the Day - Vespers (6:00 PM)
  • 3rd Hour of the Night - Compline (9:00 PM)
  • 6th Hour of the Night - Midnight Hour/Nocturns (midnight)
  • 9th Hour of the Night - Matins/Orthros (3:00 AM)

This is helpful in tracking the liturgical day, and especially in reading the hours of the divine office. 

Clock Details

  • Dimensions: 12 inches (30 cm)
  • Lens: Glass
  • Battery: 1 AA (not included)
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