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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.


The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church, located in Clayton, Melbourne, is a living witness to the power of the Gospel and the fullness of the Christian Faith in modern, secular Australia.

We are a vibrant Australian Christian community under the direction of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand & the Philippines, within the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.

The Church of Antioch is the continuation of the Christian community founded in Antioch by the Apostles Peter (who served as its first bishop) and Paul. The Patriarchate of Antioch is the oldest of the ancient Patriarchates constituting the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

All services are in the English language and are held in the Main Chapel of the Religious Centre at Monash University, Clayton Campus, conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne’s residential population.

Service books are available or you can access the full service on your phone or tablet device using our Khouria app. To access the Khouria app:

Link to the words and music for today's service

Username: choir
Password: choir

If the link does not work, follow the instructions here.

For directions to the Religious Centre click here 




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