Divine Liturgy Broadcast — The Myrrh-Bearing Women

Divine Liturgy Broadcast — The Myrrh-Bearing Women

When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, then, the light of Your divinity destroyed Hades. When You raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all the heavenly powers cried out, “Glory to You our Christ, the Giver of Life.” Lowering Your pure body from the Cross, Joseph wrapped...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday of Thomas)

Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday of Thomas)

Thomas examined Your life-giving side with his probing right hand, O Christ our God. As You entered, though the doors were closed, he cried out to You, with the other Apostles “You are my Lord and my God.” Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone SUNDAY OF THOMAS Though...

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Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, as neither death itself nor...

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Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil The Great (Holy Saturday Morning)

Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil The Great (Holy Saturday Morning)

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. The Matins of Holy Saturday is conducted on Friday evening, and while many elements of the service represent...

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Holy Thursday — Passion Service

Holy Thursday — Passion Service

On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes...

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Epitaphios Service (Holy Friday Evening)

Epitaphios Service (Holy Friday Evening)

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. The Matins of Holy Saturday is conducted on Friday evening, and while many elements of the service represent...

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Great and Holy Saturday

Great and Holy Saturday

On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. The Matins of Holy Saturday is conducted on Friday evening, and while many elements of the service represent...

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Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. The body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down...

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Service of the Bridegroom (Tuesday Night)

Service of the Bridegroom (Tuesday Night)

Beginning on the evening of Palm Sunday and continuing through the evening of Holy Tuesday, the Orthodox Church observes a special service known as the Service of the Bridgegroom. The name of the service is from the figure of the Bridegroom in the parable of the Ten Virgins found in...

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The Service of the Bridegroom (Monday Evening)

The Service of the Bridegroom (Monday Evening)

This Orthros service otherwise known as the Bridegroom Service is conducted on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. The themes throughout these services are based chiefly on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life. These first three days constitute a single liturgical unit. They have the same cycle and system of...

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The Service of the Bridegroom

The Service of the Bridegroom

This Orthros service otherwise known as the Bridegroom Service is conducted on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. The themes throughout these services are based chiefly on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life. These first three days constitute a single liturgical unit. They have the same cycle and system of...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast — Palm Sunday

Divine Liturgy Broadcast — Palm Sunday

The Saviour has come today to the city of Jerusalem, to fulfill the Scriptures; and all have taken palms into their hands and spread their garments before Him, knowing that He is our God, to whom the cherubim sing without ceasing; Hosanna in the highest. Blessed are You who shows...

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