St Matthew Orthodox Church
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Variable Portions for Services at Home

Matins on Friday Morning - April 03, 2020:  Eighth Tone, Friday Morning in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Nicetas the Confessor.

Vespers on Thursday Evening - April 02, 2020: Eighth Tone, Thursday Evening in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Nicetas the Confessor.

Vespers on Wednesday Evening - April 01, 2020: Eighth Tone, Wednesday Evening in the Fifth Week of Lent, preparation for the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete; commemoration of St Titus the Wonderworker.

Matins on Wednesday Morning - April 01, 2020: Eighth Tone, Wednesday Morning in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Mary of Egypt.

Vespers on Tuesday Evening - March 31, 2020: Eighth Tone, Tuesday Evening in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Mary of Egypt.

Matins on Tuesday Morning - March 31, 2020: Eighth Tone; Tuesday Morning in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra. We also commemorate the wonderworking Iveron icon of the Theotokos. 

Vespers on Monday Evening - March 30, 2020: Eighth Tone; Monday Evening in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra (from the Menaion). We also commemorate the wonderworking Iveron icon of the Theotokos. 

Vespers on Sunday Evening - March 29, 2020: Eighth Tone; Sunday in the Fifth Week of Lent, commemoration of St John of the Ladder. We also commemorate Saint Sophronius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Irkutsk. 

 

Texts from The Menaion (SJKP), The Octoechos (HTM Press) & The Lenten Triodion (STM Press), with minor emendations.

Lenten Reader's Services - Fixed Portions

The fixed portion of Weekday Lenten Matins to be read in the home is here.
The fixed portion of Weekday Lenten vespers to be read in the home is here.

The fixed portion of Saturday Evening Vespers to be read in the home is here. 
The fixed portion of Sunday Morning Typika (the service read in lieu of the Divine Liturgy) to be read in the home is here

Variable portions will be uploaded above.

The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete (For Thursday Matins, Apr 02, 2020)

For Thursday Matins in the fifth week of Great Lent, the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete is prayed in full. The text can be found here, with this week's portion beginning on page 42. If Matins is not being prayed in full, the Trisagion prayers should precede the recitation of the canon. 

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Saint Matthew Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the Midwest, which is presided over by The Right Reverend Paul (Gassios), Bishop of Chicago. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within the Green Bay vicinity.

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