Public Prayer Hours

The Daily Office is an ancient monastic practice designed to bring us closer to God through the rhythm of regular communal prayer. At The Benedictine Way, we keep four hours (Vigils, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline), and are open to the public 6 days a week.


Tuesday through Saturday:

6:00 AM - Vigils
8:00 AM - Lauds
5:30 PM - Vespers
8:00 PM – Compline

Sunday:
6:00 AM - Vigils
5:30 PM – Vespers


What does that mean?

Vigils: One of the great monastic offices. “Waiting with Christ” in the dark of the early morning hours anticipating the dawn of the new day
Lauds: Morning Prayer and Praise, meant to imitate the singing of the birds as the sun rises
Vespers: Evening Prayer, the classic of the monastic and Anglican traditions
Compline: Night Prayer, a quiet, restful way to end the day and move into the silence of evening


Please Note

  • There are no public services on Mondays

  • Each service lasts approximately one-half hour

  • On many Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated with Lauds