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: ...

Beginning of the Process of Sanctification of Holy Myron

Ecumenical Patriarchate On Holy Monday, April 9, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness blessed the beginning of the process of sanctification of the Holy Myron in a special office. The Ecumenical Patriarch sprinkles holy water on the prepared materials, the utensils to be used, ...

Metropolitan Jonah to consecrate Holy Chrism during Holy Week

15/2/2012 OCA For the first time since his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America in November 2008, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah will consecrate Holy Chrism in conjunction with the celebration of the Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Thursday at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here April 12, 2012. The consecration of ...