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Monastic Schedule

Our monastic offices follow the order established by Saint Benedict in his Rule, sung in traditional English from the Monastic Diurnal and the Monastic Diurnal Noted – both publications of the Lancelot Andrewes Press, publishers of traditional liturgical materials. Service times — The daily schedule differs according to the liturgical rank of the day. While the monks observe the full round of Hours and Liturgy each day, only certain services are open to the public.

Services Open to the Public:

Weekdays

  • 7:00 AM Lauds
  • Mass (or communion service) immediately following Lauds
  • 6:30 PM Vespers
Sundays

  • 8:00 AM Mass
  • 6:30 PM Vespers
Feast Days

  • 8:00 AM Lauds
  • 9:00 AM Sung Mass
  • 6:30 PM Vespers


Monastic Horarium:

Ordinary Days

Time

Matins Psalms & Lectio Divina (in cell) 5:00 AM
Lauds / Angelus 7:00 AM
Mass immediately following Lauds / Breakfast / Lectio 7:00 AM
Prime / Chapter 8:45 AM
Tierce (Great Silence ends) 9:15 AM
Morning Work 9:30 AM
Angelus / Sext / Lunch / Meridian & Lectio / Work 11:45 AM
None / Angelus 4:45 PM
Supper / Lectio 5:00 PM
Vespers / Community Time (Lectio on Fast Days) 6:30 PM
Stations of the Cross [On Friday during Lent only] 7:00 PM
Compline (Great Silence) 7:45 PM


Sundays

Time

Lauds (Great Silence ends) 7:30 AM
Conventual Mass / Collation 8:00 AM
Sext / Angelus 12:30 PM
None / Angelus 4:45 PM
Supper 5:00 PM
Vespers
6:30 PM
Compline (Great Silence) 8:00 PM


Feast Days

Time

Lauds 7:30 AM
Conventual Mass / Collation 8:00 AM
Sext / Angelus
11:45 AM
None / Angelus 4:45 PM
Supper / Lectio 5:00 PM
Vespers / Community Time (Lectio on Fast Days) 6:30 PM
Compline (Great Silence) 7:45 PM

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Services at Christminster are celebrated in English, with occasional Latin, according to the traditional Western Rite as approved by the Russian Orthodox Church.

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