Holy Week & Pascha

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 Holy Cross
Holy Week & Pascha 2021

Holy Week services* will be held at Camden House, ground floor.
Address: The Campion Centre, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew.

Entry is from Hodgson Street, Kew. Once inside the car park, Camden House is on the right.
*except Saturday morning

[Updated on 26th April]

Holy Monday 26 April
9:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st Hour
12:30pm     3rd, 6th, 9th Hour, Typica
3:00pm      Vespers, Great Compline

Holy Tuesday 27 April
8:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st Hour
12:30pm     3rd, 6th, 9th Hour, Typica
3:00pm      Vespers, Great Compline

Holy Wednesday 28 April
8:00am      Midnight Office, Matins, 1st Hour
12:30pm      3rd, 6th, 9th Hour, Typica
3:00pm      Vespers, Small Compline

Holy Thursday 29 April
8:00am      Matins, The Hours
1:00pm      Typica, Great Vespers, Small Compline
6:00pm      Matins of Holy Friday of the Suffering of Christ incl the 12 Gospel Readings

Great & Holy Friday 30 April
8:00am      The Great Hours
3:30pm      Vespers & Small Compline incl Deposition of Christ, Exposition of the Epitaphios
6:60pm      Matins of Holy Saturday with Lamentations, Canon, and procession of the Epitaphios

Great & Holy Saturday 1 May
All are invited to the Church of St Paul & St Irene, 15 Rose Street, Hawthorn East
8:30am      The Great Hours
10:00am      Vesperal Liturgy 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 2 May
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.