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!

             Week of January 17, 2021

Monday          01/18                                                
Tuesday         01/19     Great Vespers 5:00 PM
Wednesday  01/20    Festal Matins 9:00 AM     Cancelled due to illness

                                          Vigil 4:00 – 6:00 PM           Cancelled

Thursday       01/21     Divine Liturgy 7:30 AM        Cancelled

                                          Vespers 5: 00 PM                    Cancelled

Friday              01/22    Matins 9:00 AM                        tbd

                                          Catechism 1:30 PM

                                          Vespers 4:00 PM   

Saturday         01/23   Vigil, 4:00 – 6:00 PM  
Sunday            01/24   Hours 9:10 AM, Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

***All Services and teaching are Central Standard Time and will be live streamed. If you would like to receive links to join any of those contact Fr. Nick at nick@saintbasil.org.

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)