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Matins

Matins is the morning service of the church, sometimes called Orthos, which is Greek means "dawn" or "daybreak".  The Matins service unites the elements of morning psalmody and prayer with meditation on the Bible canticles, the Gospel reading, and the particular theme of the day in the given verses and hymns.  The themes of God's revelation and light are also always central to the morning service of the Church.

Earlier Event: August 19
Great Vespers
Later Event: August 20
Divine Liturgy