Friday, April 29, 2016

Orthros / Matins

Orthros (also called Matins) is a morning prayer service offered to God in praise of His Holy Name, and usually in preparation for the Divine Liturgy which is often served immediately after the Orthros service.

The service itself has its origins in the ancient church, and comes from the Greek word “orthoi” meaning early, or in the morning. It consists of many parts which are both constant and moveable. For a very good and simple overview please consult this OrthodoxWiki article, and for a longer and more detailed explanation of the service the regular Wikipedia article is a nice place to begin learning about the Matins service.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in learning more about the Matins/Orthros service please contact one of our clergy.

To attend a Matins/Orthros service please consult our calendar for the next liturgical service.