Holy Week Educational Program 2020
2020 Holy Week Educational Program
“Meditations on the Great Canon of Saint Andrew”
Please join us during the first 4 Evening of Holy Week when we will virtually gather to celebrate the Bridegroom Services and to examine the scriptural content and application of the Great Canon of Sant Andrew of Crete.
The Great Canon of Saint Andrew, Bishop of Crete, is the longest canon in Orthodox worship. It is associated with Great Lent, since the only times it is appointed to be read in church are the first four nights of Great Lent and during the Matins for Thursday of the fifth week of Great Lent, when it is read in its entirety (the life of St Mary of Egypt is also read). There is no other sacred hymn which compares with this monumental work, which Saint Andrew wrote for his personal meditations. Nothing else has its extensive typology and mystical explanations of the scripture, from both the Old and New Testaments. The Canon of Saint Andrew is a wonderful way to prepare our hearts for the celebration of our Lord’s Glorious Resurrection!
Live-Stream Worship Schedule
April 11 – Lazarus Saturday: Orthros (9AM) Liturgy (10 AM)
April 12 – Palm Sunday: Orthros ( 9AM) Liturgy (10 AM)
Live-Stream Holy Week Schedule
April 12 – Palm Sunday Evening: Bridegroom Service: Bible Study Follows (5 PM)
April 13 – Holy Monday Evening: Bridegroom Service – Bible Study Follows 5 PM)
April 14 – Holy Tuesday Evening: Bridegroom Service – Bible Study Follows (5 PM)
April 15 – Holy Wednesday: Holy Unction (5 PM)
April 16 – Holy Thursday: Divine Liturgy (10 AM) Passion Service (5 PM)
April 17 – Great Friday: Apokathelosis Service followed by Epitahios Service (3 PM)
April 18 – Holy Saturday: Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (10 AM)
April 19 – Holy and Great Pascha Sunday: Orthros (9 AM) Liturgy (10 AM)
Agape Service (Following Liturgy)
Fathers of the 1st Council
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
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