Great and Holy Friday – Epitaphios Service online

April 10, 2020 0 Comments

The Epitaphios Service tonight is really the morning prayer for Holy Saturday. It is centered around the tomb of Christ and celebrating what He is doing in the underworld: He is busy destroying death. The name of the service –Epitaphios– has the meaning of shroud under which the faithful pass under during the service symbolizing …

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 …

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 …

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.

Tuesday’s Bridegroom Service

April 7, 2020 0 Comments

The Bridegroom Service Tonight, as we did on Monday night, we will reflect on Jesus as the “Bridegroom”—the Spouse of the Bride (the Church). He is coming to lay down His life for His Bride. Great and Holy Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Join us here, or on the parish Facebook page @StAnnWaterfordCT Thy bridal chamber, O …