Or one may just read the fixed parts of the service if the other books are not available. Entry is via the Great West Door or the West Cloister Door. The Order of Daily Matins When There Is No Priest To pray the service in full, both the Octoechos (or Triodion or Pentecostarion) and the Menaion (or the General Menaion) are needed.

Personally I'm happy with that, but in my youth, before my long period away, the tradition was different. Holy Communion was either before breakfast (often monthly) or sometimes tagged on after Matins. It was Matins every Sunday morning and Evensong every evening.

One can make do with just the Octoechos in the tone of the week. A choral suite for Christmas-These eight Latin pieces from the old service of Matins which preceded the Midnight Mass of Christmas make a wonderful suite for a carol service or may be used individually. At the close of the Service silent prayer should be offered.

In the CofE we now seem to have Eucharist as the main service. Matins in the Roman and other liturgies. Once the cantors/choir and faithful are familiar with the order of service and the fixed hymns of Matins, we recommend that the Canon (or at least one variable ode, together with ode 9) be added, and that the entire Hexapsalmos be chanted.
℣: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Where. Matins. In the modern Roman Liturgy, Matins, on account of its length, the position it occupies, and the matter of which it is composed, may be considered as the most important office of the day, and for the variety and richness of its elements the most remarkable. Matins (also spelled Mattins, from the Latin, matutinae, "morning"), also called Orthros (from Greek, meaning "morning", "dawn" or "day break"), is the longest and most complex of the daily cycle services. Matins is celebrated in the morning, unless it is celebrated as part of a vigil in the evening.

Welcome to this podcast service of Choral Matins, on the feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

When. This service should take about 45 minutes to celebrate, as long as the singing is not allowed to drag. Normally sung at 10.00am on Sunday.

Due to the ongoing threat of the virus COVID-19 starting Sunday, March 22 all worship services, Bible studies, meetings have been discontinued until further notice. The principal characteristics of this office which distinguish it from all the other offices are as follows: The Psalms used at Matins are made up of a series commencing with Psalm i and running without intermission to Psalm cviii inclusive. This service, like Evensong, follows the pattern in The Book of Common Prayer and consists of choral music, scripture readings, and prayers. ℟: Amen.
The Service may end with the Benedicamus, or a Closing Hymn may be sung, after which may be said The Benediction. The Morning and Evening Prayers, or Matins and Evensong, of the Prayer Books of Edward VI were a skilful reworking of material from the canonical hours, Matins from Matins, Lauds and Prime, Evensong from Vespers and Compline. All of which makes me wonder why Matins remains such a familiar term for the traditional morning service. A service of Choral Matins from St. Paul’s, celebrating the feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. Since the English Reformation, the Daily Office in Anglican churches has principally been the two daily services of Morning Prayer (sometimes called Mattins or Matins) and Evening Prayer (usually called Evensong, especially when celebrated chorally).These services are generally celebrated according to set forms contained in the various local editions of the Book of Common Prayer.