Daily Services

  1. 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!

Services this week (01/26/20)

Monday 01/27 Hours 7:10 AM

Divine Liturgy 7: 30

Communion Service: Hinton Prison 10:00 AM

Tuesday 01/28 Matins 8:00 AM

Vespers 6:00 PM

Wednesday  01/29
Thursday  01/30 9:00 AM Festal Matins

Vespers 5:00 PM 

Thursday Study 6:00 PM

Friday  01/31 8:00 AM Matins

6:00 PM Vespers

Saturday  02/01 Vigil for Res. & Meeting of the Lord 5:00 – 7:15 PM

Confessions following Vigil

Sunday 02/02

The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

9:10 AM Hours / 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

Pot luck Brunch following liturgy

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)