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 & Holy Eucharist
12:15 PM - Diurnum (except Wednesdays)
5:30 PM - Vespers
8:00 PM – Compline

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


What does that mean?

Vigils: “Waiting with Christ” in the dark of the early morning hours anticipating the dawn of the new day. Consists of a 20 minute centering prayer sit and readings from the Wisdom tradition.
Lauds: Morning Prayer and Praise, meant to imitate the singing of the birds as the sun rises.
Diurnum: Mid-day prayer with a 20 minute centering prayer sit.
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