Holy Week – Pascha 2018

 

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.

Holy Week Services and Pascha at Holy Cross
For the week of Monday 2 April to Sunday 8 April (civil)
(20-26 March in the Church Calendar)

[Updated on 4th April]
Holy Monday 2 April
9:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st Hour
1:30pm      3rd, 6th & 9th Hours
4:30pm      Typica, Vespers, Great Compline

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

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

Holy Thursday 5 April
9:00am      Matins, The Hours, Typica, short break, Great Vespers, Compline
                   estimated finish 2pm
7:00pm      Matins of the Passion incl the 12 Gospel Readings
                    by anticipation for Friday

Great & Holy Friday 6 April
9:00am      The Great Hours
3:30pm      Vespers & Small Compline incl Deposition of Christ, Exposition of the Epitaphios
7:00pm      Matins of Holy Saturday by anticipation for Saturday

Great & Holy Saturday 7 April
8:30am      The Great Hours
9:15am      Liturgy – Annunciation Fr John (Ioannis) serving

10.30pm     Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11.00pm     Midnight Office Recession of the Epitaphios
[sharp]

and then at midnight…

Holy Pascha 8 April
Resurrection Matins
Paschal Hours; Typica

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


All services are held at our temporary home

Croxton Hall
Corner St. Georges Road & Shaftesbury Parade
Thornbury

Our services are in the timber ‘Croxton Hall’ facing onto Shaftesbury Parade, to the rear of the brick Uniting Church building on 326 St Georges Road. Melway 30E5.

Tram Route 11, Stop 32 (Normanby Avenue) is adjacent. Walk 80m toward the city along St Georges Road, inbound side, and left at Shaftesbury Parade. You’ve arrived.