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
Tag: Holy Week
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 […]
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