Category Archives: Holy Week & Holy Pascha

Service and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection

Holy Pascha 2020

At midnight, in the darkened church, the faithful receive Holy Light (ΑΓΙΟ ΦΩΣ) from the priest. The congregation hears the good news of Christ’s triumph; His victory over death, from the Gospel. The joyous hymn of Christ’s Resurrection is triumphantly chanted –“Christ is Arisen!’ (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!) The Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection follows.

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Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy and Service of the Pre-Announcement of the Resurrection

18/04/2020

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Holy Friday, The Service of Lamentations

17/04/2020

The Service of Lamentations (ΕΥΚΩΜΙΑ). The mourning of Christ’s undeserved death to save us from our sins, followed by the procession of the Epitaphion (within the Church) symbolizing our Lord’s Burial.

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Holy Friday, The Apokathelosis Service

17/04/2020

Great Vespers and the Taking down of the Body of Christ from the Cross (ΑΠΟΚΑΘΗΛΩΣΙΣ). The priest takes down Christ’s Body from the Cross, wraps it in a white cloth (shroud) and then places it in the Altar, as a symbol of His Burial by Joseph of Arimathea.

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Holy Friday, The Service of the Great Hours

17/04/2020

Christ’s Crucifixion, Death and Burial

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Holy Thursday, The Service of the Passion of our Lord

16/04/2020

The Twelve Readings from the Gospels during which the Crucifix is carried to the front of the altar by the priest. These selected narratives from the four Gospels, relate to the events of Christ’s Holy Passion ( ΠΑΘΟΣ) and His last instructions to the twelve disciples.

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Holy Thursday, Divine Liturgy for The Mystic Supper

16/04/2020

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Matins of Holy Thursday

15/04/2020

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Holy Wednesday, The Sacrament of Holy Unction

15/04/2020

Christ’s betrayal by Judas Iscariot.

The priest anoints with Holy Oil (Ευχελαιον) so that we may be spiritually and physically healed.

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Holy Tuesday, Evening Service of the Bridegroom (ΤΟΥ ΝΥΜΦΙΟΥ)

14/04/2020

We remember the sinful woman who anointed Christ, in anticipation of His death.Her repentance and love for Christ are the theme of the Hymn of Cassiane, chanted this night.

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