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 for Week of 04/14/2019

Monday 04/15
Tuesday 04/16 Matins 9:00 AM

Vespers 4:30 PM

Wednesday  04/17 Matins 9:00 AM (Matins canceled)

Pre-sanctified Divine Liturgy 5:30 PM

Thursday  04/18 Matins 9:00 AM

Vespers 4:30 PM

Friday   04/19 Matins 9:00 AM

Pre-sanctified Divine Liturgy 5:30 PM

Lazarus Saturday 04/20 Vigil 4:00 – 6:15 PM

Confession

 
 Palm Sunday 04/21

Entrance into Jerusalem

Hours 9:10 AM

Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

Bridegroom Matins 12:30 PM

Weatherwood Care Ministry 2:30 PM

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)