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The Good Shepherd Main Chapel, beginning of Matins

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Come join us as we gather to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ at the dawn of a new day.

Matins — Sunday, 9:00am

Held early in the morning, Matins is the declaration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Like all Orthodox worship, Matins follows a common pattern which allows the congregation to be totally immersed. The service consists of psalms, prayers and spiritual songs. Like all Orthodox services, the atmosphere is calm and soothing, using only human voices to return praise and thanksgiving to God.

Matins is chanted and sung, and through its hymnody reveals the theology of the Church.

You will be warmly welcomed when you attend Matins.

Scriptures & Psalms for Matins

Every week, these six psalms are read at the beginning of the service: 

The Epistle and Gospel readings for Matins change each week. Psalm 50 LXX is said after the Gospel reading.


All services are in the English language and are held in the Main Chapel of the Religious Centre at Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Confessions can be heard from 9.30 am for those who have to travel long distances.

Parking in the University car parks is free on weekends (but please take note of all signs regarding Loading Zones, No Standing and Disabled Parking—these restrictions apply and are enforced—even at the weekends). Permit zones do not apply at the weekends but apply until 7pm every weekday.

For directions to the Religious Centre click here