Times for Prayer

General Horarium

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The following chart indicates the starting times at which the Hours of the Monastic Office may be begun.

Hour
Descriptive Times of Day
Standard Time
Daylight Time
Anticipator*Time
Typical Time
Vespers
Twilight (Sunset)
3:30 pm  -8:00 pm
5:30 pm -9:00 pm
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Complines
Nightfall
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 pm
Night Vigil
Late Midnight
3:00 am – 7:00 am
2:30 am – 6:30 am
8:00 pm – 2:30 am
12 pm
Morning Solemnity
Daybreak (Dawn)
4:30 am – 8:30 am
4:00 am – 8:00 am
9:30 pm – 4:00 am
1:30 am
Prime
Daylight
7:30 am – 8:30 am
6:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 pm -7:00 am
6:00 am
Terce
Mid-Morning
8:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am – 12:00 am
7:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am
Sext
Noon
11:00 am -1:00 pm
12:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:30 am – 11:30 am
12:00 am
None
Mid-Afternoon
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm
*Hours may be celebrated publicly, on certain occasions, by anticipation, at the direction or permission of the Abbot or Bishop of the Diocese. On nights when the All Night Vigil is to be kept, the Hours of Compline, Night Vigils, the Morning Solemnity, and Prime may fellow in turn immediately after Vespers with any interval of time.

Sunday Mass

The Divine Liturgy or the Holy Typika of St. Peter the Apostle begins at 11:00 am.

 

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