God always takes precedence! Divine offices with celebration of the Eucharist and the liturgy of the hours constitute the fundamental pillars of the Benedictine day. Thus, we commemorate God’s saving acts for his people and celebrate the mysteries of our faith.
Liturgy in Melk Abbey
You are cordially invited to attend the divine offices and vespers which take place on a regular basis in Melk’s abbey church and the parish churches of the pastoral unit Melk - Saint Coloman
Furthermore, the midday prayers in Melk abbey church are open to the public from April to October.
Time table of Divine Offices
6.30 am morning prayer ǀ vigil and lauds
7.00 am Holy Mass
12.00 pm noon prayer
6.00 pm evening prayer ǀ vespers
You find the times and further information about Divine Offices in Melk abbey in our calendar.
In the Middle of the Day
The midday prayer takes places at 12.00 pm in the abbey church in an adapted version, so that guests can pray together with the monks. A reservation is not necessary.