Our Schedule of Services
In Holy Orthodoxy, worship is the most important thing that we do. So, we do a lot of it. In fact, on average, we have at least thirteen services each week. You can check our Upcoming Events page or the weekly newsletter for specific information, but this is what the schedule looks like on a regular basis:
We serve Orthros every weekday morning beginning at 5:00am. Orthros is a Greek word; it means ‘sunrise’. The service lasts anywhere from an hour to two hours, and it includes psalms, hymns, and scripture readings.
We serve Vespers every weekday evening beginning at 5pm. Vespers is a Latin word; it means ‘evening’. The service lasts anywhere from forty-five minutes to an hour and a half, and it includes psalms, hymns, scripture readings, and a form of contemplative prayer called the Jesus Prayer.
We serve Great Vespers on Saturday nights at 6pm; Great Vespers is an expanded version of our regular Service of Vespers.
We serve Festal Orthros on Sunday mornings at 8am; Festal Orthros is an expanded version of our regular Service of Orthros.
The main weekend service is the Divine Liturgy. It is served on Sunday morning at 10am; it lasts anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours, and it includes hymns, scripture readings, a sermon, and the Holy Eucharist.
We also follow a special calendar in the Orthodox Church; this calendar is referred to as the Liturgical Calendar. This calendar includes different seasons, and there are some services that are only offered during those seasons. Again, please check the Upcoming Events page and the weekly newsletter for that kind of specific information.