Services of the Great and Holy Lent 2018

PASCHA 2018  GREAT AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES APRIL 1st – 8th Palm Sunday Matins 09.30a.m. Divine Liturgy 10.20a.m. Service of the Bridegroom 12.00p.m. Holy Monday Service of theBridegroom 19.00p.m. Holy Tuesday Service of theBridegroom 19.00p.m. Holy Wednesday Sacrament of the Holy Unction 19.00p.m. Holy Thursday Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great 09.30a.m. Service of the […]


Theosis “God became human so that human beings may become God” (St Athanasius) Introduction In the history of theology, one can detect quite different, but not necessarily opposing emphases in the understanding of redemption in the Western and Eastern Churches. In the past the Catholic Churchhas tended to understand redemption in terms of legal, juridical and forensic […]

The Prayers

The Prayer WHY DO WE PRAY If we pray for personal needs only, because we need something, then the most necessary ingredient in relationship is missing: love. In order to establish and maintain a relationship (a dialogue, a communion), our love for God should be at the very heart of our desire to come nearer […]

Holy Week 2016 – Epitaphios Service

  The Matins of Holy Saturday are usually celebrated on Friday night. They begin in the normal way with the singing of God is the Lord, the troparion The Noble Joseph, and the following troparia: When Thou didst descend to death 0 Life Immortal, Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead! And […]

Holy Week 2016 – Lamentation

The Lamentations (1) In the grave they laid Thee, O My Life and My Christ And the armies of the Angels was so amazed, As they sang the praise of Thy submissive love! (2) O my sweet Lord Jesus My salvation, my light How art Thou now by a grave and its darkness hid? How […]

Holy Week 2016 – Decorating of the Epitaphios

On Friday night, the Matins of Holy and Great Saturday, a unique service known as the The Lamentation at the Tomb (Epitáphios Thrēnos) is celebrated. This service is also sometimes called Jerusalem Matins. Much of the service takes place around the tomb of Christ in the center of the nave. A unique feature of the service is […]

Holy Week 2016 – Holy Thursday night

The commemorations of Holy Friday begin with the Matins service of the day which is conducted on Thursday evening. The service is a very unique Matins service with twelve Gospel readings that begin with Christ’s discourse at the Last Supper and end with the account of His burial: John 13:31-18:1, John 18:1-29, Matthew 26:57-75, John […]

Holy Week 2016 – Sacrament of the Holy Unction

The Sacrament of the Holy Unction is an enduring sacrament of faith for healing the sick and forgiving sins, with the most familiar celebration of the sacrament on Great Wednesday of HolyWeek

Holy Easter 2016

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life!