Great and Holy Friday – Epitaphios Service

April 10, 2020 0 Comments

The Lamentations and Praises at the Tomb on Holy Friday “On Holy Thursday we followed Jesus to the upper room. Today, Holy Friday, we follow him up to Golgotha.” Great and Holy Friday at 6:30 p.m. Follow us online at Facebook (@StAnnWaterfordCT) OR on the parish website (stannmelkitechurch.org) The Epitaphios Service tonight is really the morning …

Proclamation of the Passion Gospels online

April 9, 2020 0 Comments

We are at very dramatic moment in our liturgical commemoration of the Lord’s life with His Passion and death on the cross. The Triodion makes the comment that “On the Great and Holy Friday we commemorate the holy, saving and awesome sufferings of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ…” Let us pray for …

Liturgy time change for the Pascha Hajme Liturgy

April 9, 2020 0 Comments

Program change for Holy Saturday night   The Pascha (Easter) Hajme Liturgy will be served at 7:30 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.   It will be live streamed here on Facebook and on the parish website.

Proclamation of the Passion Gospels on Thursday

April 9, 2020 0 Comments

The Proclamation of the Passion Gospels on Thursday The evening service we begin on contemplation of what will happen tomorrow, the day on which we commemorate the death of the Lord. The Church begins her prayer in vigil the night before for the following day following the ancient practice of the Jews and Christians in …

The Mystical Supper online

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

Tonight we will pray the Liturgy for The Mystical Supper on Great and Holy Wednesday. The text for the Divine Liturgy is that of St. Basil the Great.

Great and Holy Wednesday -Vespers and Liturgy for Mystical Supper

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

Great and Holy Wednesday –The Vespers  and Liturgy for Mystical Supper Tonight, Wednesday, we begin contemplating Holy Thursday that continue tomorrow. For us, our prayer for the following day begins the evening before with Vespers (evening prayer). “Holy Thursday takes us into the mystery of the Passover…Three aspects of Holy Thursday are focused on here: …

Tuesday’s Bridegroom Service online

April 7, 2020 0 Comments

Our Bridegroom Service for tonight, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.