Tag: Holy Week

Holy Week 2016 – Holy Monday

Holy Week 2016 – Holy Monday

Kalo Pascha! May we together have enough oil in the vessels of our souls, so that, not wasting the time of rewards in buying more, we may sing: “Bless the Lord, O works of the Lord!” Holy Monday Bridegroom Service

matins of Holy Friday

matins of Holy Friday

On Great Friday, we observe the Holy, saving and awesome Passion of our Lord, and God, and Savior Jesus Christ; the spittings, the scourgings, the buffetings, the scorn, the mocking, the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nails, the spear and above […]

the wise thief

the wise thief

The Wise Thief

 

The Wise Thief didst Thou make worthy of Paradise,

in a single moment, O Lord.

By the wood of Thy Cross

illumine me as well

and save me

Exaposteilarion Hymn

Holy Friday

holy wednesday

holy wednesday

in all of our days let us be glad for the days wherein Thou hast humbled us For the years wherein we have seen evil And look upon Thy servants and upon Thy works and do guide their sons Service of Vespers : Wednesday of […]

holy tuesday

holy tuesday

Pascha means passover or passage… Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of Pascha.  He performed the ultimate passage : from death into life, from this “old world” into the new world and new time of the Kingdom.  And He opened the possibility of this passage to us.  Living […]

holy monday

holy monday

Matins Holy Monday

Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night;

and blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching,

but unworthy is he whom He shall find in slothfulness.

Beware then, O my soul, and be not overcome by sleep,

lest thou be given over to death and shut out from the Kingdom.

But return to soberness and cry aloud :

Holy Holy Holy art Thou, O God

Through the prayers of the Theotokos have mercy upon us.

The service of Matins

Holy and Great Monday

palms & hosanna

palms & hosanna

Palm Sunday   behold your God ineffable . inconceivable . untameable .  humble – riding on a foal the true Light illumining all   Today the faithful greet Him with palms and branches. Glorious!  Triumphant!  Joy! This is Holy Week.  Steadfast, we will journey with […]

illumined tears

illumined tears

“Jesus wept” (John 11:35) such is His his heartfelt Love for you and for me displayed   “We understand that it is because He wept, because He loved His friend Lazarus that Jesus had the power of calling him back to life.  The power of […]