Daily Services

Matins (Morning Prayers) or the Divine Liturgy  and Vespers (Evening Prayers) will be served nearly every day at St. Basil the Great Orthodox Mission in Weatherford, OK.  There are several feasts interspersed as well – see our Calendar page for details.  All are welcome to join us in prayer and to learn more about Ancient Christianity – the Orthodox Church!

 Service Schedule for Week Ending 12/25

Monday 12/18

Tuesday 12/19

 

No Services

Matins 8:00 am        

Vespers 4:30 pm

Wednesday 12/20  

Vigil 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Catechism 6:00 pm

Thursday 12/21  

 

Hours 8:40 am

Divine Liturgy 9:00 am

Vespers 4:30 pm

Friday  12/22  Royal Hours 8:00 am
Saturday   12/23  

Vigil 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Confessions after vigil

Sunday 12/24  

 

 

Hours 9:10 am

Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

Vespers  (after brunch, approx. 1:00 pm)

Great Compline  (approx2:30 pm)

 
Monday 12/25  

 

Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

Hours 8:40 am

Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great 9:00 am

About the Services

Censing at Matins

What is Matins?

Matins (also spelled Mattins, from the Latin, matutinae, “morning”) is the Western familiar term for Orthros (from the Greek, meaning “morning”, “dawn” or “arise”).  It is the most intricate of the daily cycle of services (see below).

Vespers at a parish in Missouri

What is Vespers?

Vespers (from the Greek, ῾εσπερα, and the Latin, vesper, meaning “evening”) is first service of the daily cycle of divine services celebrated in the Orthodox Church. Because the liturgical day begins at sunset, Vespers is traditionally served in the early evening.

The Daily Cycle of Services

  1. Vespers (sunset)
  2. Compline (after-dinner) – also known as Apodeipnon
  3. Midnight Office (12:00am) – also known as Mesonyktikon
  4. Orthros (sunrise) – also known as Matins
  5. First Hour (6:00am)
  6. Third Hour (9:00am)
  7. Sixth Hour (12:00pm)
  8. Ninth Hour (3:00pm)