HOLY FRIDAY BECOMES NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN ROMANIA

Silhouettes of crosses in a Romanian cemeteryTransylvania

Orthochristian.com - 15/3/18 Holy Friday has become an official public non-working holiday in Romania, the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Basilica News Agency reports. With Romanian President Klaus Iohannis’ signature on the completion of Paragraph 1 of Article 139 of the Labor Code, Romania joined 16 other EU countries on Monday where Holy Friday is already a public holiday. The bill was initiated ...

Statement by the President and the First Lady of the United States on the Occasion of Orthodox Christian Easter

www.whitehouse.gov - May 2016 Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of the Orthodox Christian community here in America and around the world as they observe Holy Friday and the Feast of the Resurrection. For Orthodox Christians, this is a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to rejoice in the victory of the Resurrection ...

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOLY WEEK AT THE ALL-HOLY CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - April 2016 From the 11th/23rd of April to the 18th/1st of May 2016 Saturday of Lazarus: Patriarchal Vespers: 3:00 pm. * Palm Sunday: Patriarchal Divine Liturgy: 8:00 am. * The Bridegroom [Nymphios] Service: 6:15 pm. * Holy Monday: Service of the Presanctified Gifts on the Horrendous Golgotha: 9:00 am. The Bridegroom [Nymphios] Service: 6:15 pm. Holy Tuesday: Service of the Presanctified Gifts: 9.00 am. The ...

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR THE DURATION OF THE HOLY WEEK AT THE MONASTIC CHURCH OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN

Jerusalem Patriarchate - April 2016 From the 11th/24th of April to the 19th/2nd of May 2016 The following time schedule corresponds to the current local time in Greece which is the same as the current local time in Israel. Palm Sunday: Matins and Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom: 5:00 am. Vespers: 3.30 pm. The Bridegroom [Nymphios] Service: 6:15 pm. Holy Monday: Hours ...

Holy Friday Crucifixion & Burial Service held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2016 HOLY FRIDAY Crucifixion Service Holy Friday, March 25, marks the Commemoration of the Crucifixion and Burial of Our Lord Jesus Christ .  The Crucifixion Service was held in the afternoon, in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin.   Holy Friday Burial Service - March 2016 Holy Friday, March 25, marks the Commemoration of ...

Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Paschal Celebrations Worldwide 2015

Jerusalem-Holy Land: Patriarch Theophilos with Holy Fire

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Holy Week: An Explanation

Crucifixion

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - April 2015  Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let's explore the meaning of each of the solemn days of Passion Week. Lazarus Saturday: ...

The Patriarch of Romania Consecrated the “Holy Friday” parish church – Pajura

On 14 October 2014, after seven years since the laying of its foundation stone, the “Holy Friday” parish church – Pajura dressed festive vestments on its dedication day. The place of worship was consecrated by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. After the celebration ...

Great and Holy Friday

17/4/14 Introduction On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross. This is the culmination of the observance of His Passion by which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. This commemoration begins on Thursday evening with the Matins of Holy Friday and concludes with a Vespers on Friday ...

PROGRAM OF THE SERVICES OF HOLY WEEK 2014 IN THE MOST VENERABLE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

FROM MARCH 30/ APRIL 12 UNTIL APRIL 7/ APRIL 20 2014 - Jerusalem Palm Saturday: Vespers:  3 p.m. Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom:  8 a.m. Service of the Bridegroom:  6:15 p.m. Holy Monday: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Golgotha):  9 a.m. Service of the Bridegroom:  6:15 p.m. Holy Tuesday: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Golgotha): 9 a.m. Service of the ...

Holy Friday In Serbia, Eggs Colouring In Progress

Nebojsa Kocic | E-Mail: n.kocic@inserbia.info  3/5/13 Orthodox Christians are observing Holy Friday, the most sorrowful date of the Christian calendar commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. On this day, Orthodox believers observe a particularly rigorous period of fasting in commemoration of Jesus’ sufferings and his death on the cross. They abstain from every kind of food subsisting on bread and ...

Bulgarians to Get 6 Days Off at Easter 2013

28/9/2012 The Council of Ministers is planning to give Bulgarians a six-day long break for Easter next year. The break will start Wednesday, May 1, which is officially celebrated as Labor Day, and will continue Thursday and Friday, which is Holy Friday or Great Friday, all the way through Easter Sunday and the Day of St. George ...