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Compline, the last service of the day, while a simple part of the official daily prayer of the Church, has a special place in the hearts of Dominicans especially due to the procession afterwards during which the brothers and sisters sing the "Salve Regina", a medieval antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then the antiphon to Saint Dominic "O lumen ecclesiae".
As time went by with fewer friars in each community, the Compline became one of the few parts of the daily official prayer (Divine Office) which remained completely sung because of its relatively simple and repetitive nature.
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Superiorum (by permission of the superiors), Permissu, "Compline Book for the use of the Laity frequenting Dominican Churches" (1902). Historical Catholic and Dominican Documents. 11.