How long are the services?

The Coptic Altar - Saint Peter & Saint Andrew Coptic Orthodox Church in Stamford ConnecticutOn Saturday evenings, the Evening Raising of Incense service (Vespers) is generally 20 minutes in length, followed by a short homily in English .

On Sunday mornings, a similar service (Matins) is celebrated before the Divine Liturgy from 8:00-8:20 AM. Afterwards, the Divine Liturgy is approximately 1:30 hours in length with an English homily at approximately 9:30 a.m. and the Distribution of the Mystery of the Eucharist from 10:00 AM. We understand this may seem like a very long service, but we know that when you have participated in an Orthodox service you will feel like you have truly worshiped the living God. While following the texts and meditating on the words of the prayers and the story of Salvation, time passes quickly.

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