Great and Holy Week

The following is an explanation of the services of Great and Holy Week as celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church. It covers all of the services, beginning with the Saturday of Lazarus and ending with the Feast of Pascha. It has been prepared in the hope of enhancing the Holy Week experience for all of God's faithful.

Each day contains an explanation of the day's icon; scriptural references; festal or special hymns of the day; and an explanation of the themes of each service. Links for each day can be found in the navigation pane on the left. It is my prayer that these brief explanations help to make Holy Week come alive in our hearts as we prepare to receive our resurrected Lord on Pascha.

The English translation of the Hymns have been taken from the book entitled: "The Service for Holy Week and Easter" which is available through Narthex Press (P.O. Box 280758, Northridge, CA 91328-0758). This book, as well as the book written by my beloved professor and friend, Rev. Alkiviadis Calivas entitled, "Great Week and Pascha in the Greek Orthodox Church," (Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA) are indispensable resources for all Orthodox Christians.

Faithfully,

Father Peter Orfanakos  

 

 

Schedule of Services

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM

Weekdays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

For information on our Lenten and Holy Week services please contact the Church office at (203) 795-1347 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

2014 Stewardship:


Parish Resource Guide:

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 1

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 2

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 3


Parish Publication:

The Winter 2014 Edition


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Sts. Cosmas & Damianos

November 1, 2014

Orthros

Holy Trinity Chapel
November 1, 2014 9 am

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November 1, 2014 5:30 pm

5th Sunday of Luke

November 2, 2014

Orthros

November 2, 2014 8:30 am

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