The Bridegroom ServiceGreat and Holy Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Today is the first of the three days on which we reflect on Jesus as the “Bridegroom”—the Spouse of the Bride (the Church). He is coming to lay down His life for His Bride.

The Service today will be live streamed on Saint Ann’s Facebook page (@StAnnWaterfordCT) and the parish website (

Let us pray:

Behold, the Bridegroom is coming in the middle of the night. Blessed is the servant he shall find awake. But the one he shall find neglectful will not be worthy of him. Beware, therefore, O my soul! Do not fall into a deep slumber, lest you be delivered to death and the door of the Kingdom be closed to you. Watch instead and cry out: Holy, Holy, Holy are you, O God. Through the intercession of the Theotokos, have mercy on us.
-Troparion for Monday of Holy Week