Holy Week:
Service BookS & Times

Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. For a short explanation of the themes and meaning of each day please visit: www.antiochian.org/1175027131

Friday (Friday before Palm Sunday)

Theme: "The Raising of St. Lazarus the Righteous"

6:30 PM- Small Compline (with St. Lazarus Canon)

Saturday (LAZARUS SATURDAY)

MORNING
Theme- "Raising of St. Lazarus from the dead"

9:00 AM Matins
10:00 AM Liturgy
11:30 AM Leave for Cemetery Visit

EVENING
Theme- "Palm Sunday"

Not held at St Nicholas parish this year

SUNDAY (Palm sunday)

MORNING
Theme- "Christ enters Jerusalem as king"

9:00 AM Matins
10:00 AM Liturgy
11:15 AM Candle Procession

Lilurgy-Limited Service Books available in church

EVENING
Theme- "Christ the Bridegroom is Coming"

6:30 PM- Bridegroom Matins

Holy Monday

Theme- "Parable of the 10 Virgins/ Be Vigilant"

6:30 PM- Bridegroom Matins

Holy Tuesday

Theme- "St. Joseph of Egypt"

6:30 PM- Bridegroom Matins

Holy Wednesday (HOLY OIL/HOLY UNCTION)

"Blessing of holy oil"

6:30 PM- Service & 7 Epistles/7 Gospels

*This is a long service, so please ensure you are prepared

Holy Thursday

SUNRISE

6:00 AM- VesperalLiturgy

EVENING (UPDATED TO MATCH PRINTED VERSION!)
"The Twelve Passion Gospels"

6:30 PM- The 12 Passion Gospels

*This is a long service, so please ensure you are prepared

Holy & Great Friday (GOOD FRIDAY)

MORNING
"Removal of Christ from the Cross"

9:00 AM- Royal Hours & Removal from the Cross

EVENING
"Christ's Burial"

5:00 PM- Matins (with Lamentations)
6:30 PM- Procession of Bier/Flowers
7:00 PM- Flowers distributed

Great & Holy Saturday (PASCHA)

MORNING
"Christ shatters the tomb"

10:00 AM | Vespers
10:45 AM |Divine Liturgy of St Basil

LATE-NIGHT SERVICE
"Christ is Risen from the Dead, trampling down death by death!"

9:00 PM | Matins (with Outdoor "Rush" Procession)
10:30 PM | Diving Liturgy
12:00 AM | Holy Communion and Paschal Egg

Above link is for Matins Service, then followed by a normal Sunday liturgy. There is a limited quantity of books available in the church.

SUNDAY (Pascha Sunday)

MORNING
"Proclaiming the Word to the world!"

9:00 AM | Vespers of Love
9:45 AM | Divine Liturgy (and Reading of Gospel in Many Languages).
If you speak a second language and would like to read the gospel in this language, please notify a parish priest.

Above link is for "Vespers of Love" Service, then followed by a normal Sunday liturgy. There is a limited quantity of books available in the church.

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