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Lesson 4: The Order of Vespers


St. Tikhon’s Monastery presents the fourth in a series of twelve lessons on Liturgics for Readers and Choir Directors in the Orthodox Christian tradition.

In this lesson, Fr. Herman discusses the entire order of Vespers, noting differences between Daily Vespers and Great Vespers. The elements that make up Vespers are categorized into psalmody and hymnody (both variable and fixed), and litanies and prayers, each category being discussed in detail. Our study of the structure and elements of Vespers will be an important step on our way to learning the order of Matins a bit later.

Hieromonk Herman (Majkrzak), instructor

St. Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery St. Tikhon's is the oldest Orthodox monastery in America, established in 1905. It is an active monastic community of the Orthodox Church in America.