Posts about Holy Week

Divine Liturgy Broadcast

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…

Apr 10, 2015
The Sounding

Holy Tuesday

I did something luxurious tonight: I went to Bridegroom Orthos. Alone. I’m going to say right here and now lest anyone think I’m complaining,…

Apr 09, 2015
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

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…

Apr 09, 2015
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

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…

Apr 08, 2015
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

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…

Apr 06, 2015
The Sounding

Holy Week in the Holy City

This video montage takes you through some of the highlights of Holy Week in the Holy City of Jerusalem. We start on Holy Monday morning with a Hierarchical…

Apr 06, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Holy Week or Holy Weekend?

Do you participate in a holy week, or a holy weekend? We welcome back Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa,…

Apr 03, 2015
Sacraments and Rituals

Holy Unction

Some people have told me that when they are in the hospital, they hate to see a priest enter a patient’s room because they regard his visit as a harbinger…

Sep 24, 2014
The Sounding

The Most Popular Orthodox Christian Video on YouTube

There are some 66,800 videos related to “Orthodox Christianity” on YouTube, but only one with over 1 million views. It’s a hauntingly…

Jun 25, 2014
Orthodox News

Pascha Encyclical of the Assembly of Bishops

This is the day of resurrection. Let us be illumined by the feast. Let us embrace each other. Let us call “brothers” even those that hate us,…

Apr 20, 2014

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