Holy Week

Palm Easter Celebrations at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 2, 2018 Featured
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Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/4/18 On Sunday, April 1 2018, we celebrated Palm Easter, remembering when our Lord entered Jerusalem. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that our Lord send two of His disciples to a village to acquire a donkey and its colt. So He entered the city of Jerusalem […]

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Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 9/4/17 Palm Sunday is the celebration of the triumphant entrance of Christ into the royal city of Jerusalem. He rode on a colt for which He Himself had sent, and He permitted the people to hail Him publicly as a king. A large crowd met Him in a manner befitting royalty, […]

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RUSSIAN CHURCH BEGINS TO PREPARE HOLY CHRISM

March 26, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 26/3/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga began the rite for preparing holy chrism in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in the patriarchal residence in Moscow. Vladyka celebrated the Rite of Blessing of […]

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Discipline of Fasting

March 1, 2017 News

Church of Serbia- 1/3/17 Within this developed pattern of Great Lent, what precisely do the rules of fasting demand? Neither in ancient nor in modern times has there ever been exact uniformity, but most Orthodox authorities agree on the following rules: (1) During the week between the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee and […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Pilgrimage is a prediction and witness of Christ’s victory upon death”

April 28, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – www.basilica.ro- April 2016 On the Saturday of St Lazarus, 23 April 2016, the traditional Palm Sunday Procession (pilgrimage) took place in Bucharest. In this event participated over 900 priests and thousands of faithful. The procession started from Radu Voda Monastery and concluded at the Patriarchal Cathedral, where His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, […]

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Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Steven Kostoff – OCA- April 2016 As we enter Holy Week, the festal atmosphere of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday yields to the solemnity, sobriety and sadness of Holy Week as the Lord moves toward His voluntary and life-giving Passion.  The Son of God came into the world “to bear witness to the truth” [John […]

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Lazarus Saturday

April 23, 2016 Featured News

April 2016 The Beginning of the Cross: Saturday of Lazarus “Having fulfilled Forty Days… we ask to see the Holy Week of Thy Passion.” With these words sung at Vespers of Friday, Lent comes to its end and we enter into the annual commemoration of Christ’s suffering, death and Resurrection. It begins on the Saturday […]

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The Shining Glory of the Little Local Parish

December 7, 2015 Featured News

Fr. Lawrence Farley – December 2015- OCA Orthodoxy is known for its pomp—or rather, as our apologists and partisans like to say, for “its glorious worship.”  We like to share the old story of the members of the delegation from the then-pagan land of the Rus’ who attended an Orthodox Liturgy in Constantinople in the tenth […]

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Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Paschal Celebrations Worldwide 2015

April 13, 2015 Featured News
Jerusalem-Holy Land: Patriarch Theophilos with Holy Fire

12/4/15 Global: Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Pascal Celebrations Worldwide 2015.  Source 1:  Source 2: Source 3: Source 4: Source 5: Source 6:  Source 7: Source 8:  Source 9: Source 10:  Source 11: Source 12: Source 13: Source 14: Source 15: Source 16: Source 17:

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Week of the Holy Saving Passions of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour

April 9, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 The Passions Week or the Holy Week is the liturgical period which begins with the Matins of the Holy Great Monday and ends with the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great united with the Vespers of the Holy Great Saturday, having been the last week of the Triode period. The sinaxarion of […]

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Holy Fire Screening in Bethlehem – live streaming of all Holy Week Services in Arabic

April 6, 2015 Featured News

Dan Koski- 6/4/15 Greetings from the Holy Land; I am happy to provide you with two pieces of information for Holy Week: 1) Holy Fire Live Screening in Bethlehem, Beit Jala on Holy Saturday 2015. http://christianaffairsoslj.tumblr.com/post/115588260610/holy-fire-screening-in-bethlehem-beit-jala-on and the following direct text: 2) Live Holy Week Services in Arabic from the Greek Orthodox parish of Beit […]

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Holy Week: An Explanation

April 5, 2015 Featured News
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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. […]

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Mother See of the Armenian Orthodox Church Announces Holy Week Schedule

March 28, 2015 Featured News

March 2015 The Mother See is pleased to announce this year’s schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Armenian communities throughout the […]

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Liturgical Book “Holy Week”

April 21, 2014 Featured News

The Albanian Orthdoox Chruch – April 2014 Liturgical book “Holy Week” has been issued by the Albanian Church. The book contains all the worship services of the Orthodox Church performed during the Holy Week of Easter. This is a reprint of the book with the same name published by the church in 2009. In this edition are […]

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Liturgies during Holy Week 2014 at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 News

April 2014 Order of Liturgies for Holy Week 2014 Saturday, April 12 15.40 Solemn Entry of the Patriarch into the Basilica – Service in the Armenian Gallery in the Holy Sepulchre Palm Sunday, April 13 6.30 Episcopal entry into the Basilica – morning and evening service on the Armenian Gallery 11.30 Processions around the Edicule […]

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Members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin Travel to Diaspora for Holy Week and Easter Services

April 16, 2014 News

April 2014 With the Blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; several priests from the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin are traveling to the Diaspora to participate in the services of Holy Week and Easter. Bishop Markos Hovhanissyan, Primate of the Gegharkunik Diocese; Bishop Gevork Saroyan, Dean of the Gevorkian […]

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Orthodox Chaplains overseas during Holy Week and Pascha

April 14, 2014 News

OCA- April 2014 Several Orthodox Christianchaplains will be celebrating Holy Week and Pascha services for military personnel abroad and stateside this year. According to Archpriest Jerome Cwiklinski, Archpriest Peter Dubinin, Army Orthodox Chaplain (OCA), is currently serving in Kuwait, while Priest Eugene Lahue, Air Force Orthodox Chaplain (OCA), will arrive during Holy Week in Afghanistan, where he will […]

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Holy Week Schedule at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 12, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 The Mother See is pleased to announce this year’s schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Armenian communities throughout the […]

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Orthodox Christian Holy Week 2013 – Snaps Around the World

May 6, 2013 Featured News
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5/5/13 Orthodox Christian Holy Week pics around the world. Source 1: Source 2: Source 3: Source 4: Source 5:   Source 6: Source 7:

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Orthodox Christians mark Great Friday

May 3, 2013 Featured News

Today, May 3, the Orthodox Christians mark Great Friday – the most sorrowful day of the church calendar, when the suffering on the cross and earthly death of the Savior are commemorated. On this day of the Holy Week the fast is particularly severe: according to church canons, a believer is supposed to eat nothing […]

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Metropolitan Jonah consecrates Holy Chrism on Great and Holy Thursday

April 17, 2012 Featured News

OCA 15/4/2012 As widely reported, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, consecrated Holy Chrism during Holy Week, with the concluding rites being celebrated at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here on Great and Holy Thursday morning, April 12, 2012. The preparatory rites began on the morning of Great and Holy Monday, April 9, and […]

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