Holy Week & Pascha (25 Apr – 1 May)

Exaltation of Cross Kontakion of the Cross, Tone 4
O Christ our God, you willingly accepted to be lifted on the Cross,
Giving your mercies to the new nation named after you;
Giving joy to Orthodox faithful.
And with your power you gave them victory over enemies.
~ May they have as an ally your Cross the invincible trophy,
the weapon of peace.

Services and Other Activities at the Mission
For the week commencing Sunday 24 April (civil).
Holy Week and Pascha


Our most gracious benefactors, the owners of the building, are allowing us to continue performing our daily services in Mission House, pending our next steps.

The following schedule will be observed this week. (updated 27 April)

 

Holy Monday
7:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st and 3rd Hours.
1:00pm      6th & 9th Hours
4:30pm      Typica, Vespers & Compline.

Holy Tuesday
7:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st and 3rd Hours.
1:00pm      6th & 9th Hours
4:30pm      Typica, Vespers & Great Compline.

Holy Wednesday
7:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st and 3rd Hours.
1:00pm      6th & 9th Hours
4:30pm      Typica, Vespers & Compline.

Holy Thursday
7:00am      Matins, 1st, 3rd, 6th & 9th Hours, Typica; Great Vespers

7:00pm      Matins of the Passion, incl the 12 Gospel Readings by anticipation for Friday

Great & Holy Friday
9:00am      The Great Hours
3:30pm      Vespers; Small Compline incl Deposition of Christ, Exposition of the Epitaphios
7:00pm      Matins of Holy Saturday with procession, Fr Ioannis, by anticipation for Saturday

Great & Holy Saturday
8:00am      The Great Hours
9:00am      Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil Fr Ioannis serving
10.30pm     Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11.10pm     Midnight Office

and then at midnight…

Holy Pascha
Resurrection Matins
Paschal Hours; Typica

The Mission family invite all to stay after the Paschal services, to break the Great Fast in our Trapeza Room.