06 Holiday Special Services

Welcome our Special Holy Day Services:

Ordinary Weekly Church Services:

Sunday Liturgy – 11:00 am

Saturday Service of Vigil – 7:00 pm  

(Confessions available afterwards)

Welcome to all!  Especially visitors! 

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Come & say hello to the Priest &/or any member of our friendly Parish!  We hope that you can join us every Sunday!

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Christmass Holiday Services: 2021

Christmass Holiday Services:

25 Dec. – Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Christmas Service           11:00 am:

29 Dec – Infant Saints Slain by Herod, Commemoration: Pro-Life Moleben :         7:00 pm

31 Dec. – Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers              7:00 pm

05 Jan. – The Holy Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ:                                   Festal Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil, & 1st Great Blessing of Waters:               7:00 pm


Divine Services & Parish Events:  2021 August

Sunday Service (Liturgy or Typika) continues online:  11:00 am

Saturday Evening Service of Vigil continues online:   7:00 pm

Feast of St Ignatius: 30 July (Friday): Festal Vespers                                         7:00 pm

Feast of the Holy Maccabee Martyrs (the Blessing of Honey & Water):  01 August

Dormition Fast: 1-14 August

Transfiguration Great Feast: Festal Vespers: 05 August                                    7:00 pm

Transfiguration Great Feast: Festal Matins: 06 August                                      7:00 pm

Dormition Great Feast: Vigil with Vigil: 14 August                                                7:00 pm

Vespers for the Protection of the Environment: Vespers 01 Sept                    7:00


2021 – May:

Leave-Taking of Paskha & Assumption Festal Vespers, Wed 12 May           7:00 pm

Assumption Festal Matins, Thurs 13 May                                                    7:00 pm

Pre-Trinity Parastas: Friday 21 May                                                              7:00 pm

Trinity Feast: Sunday (& Fast Free Week): 23 May

Prayer Service for Victims in the Sinosphere: Thurs 27 May                     7:00 pm

All Saints Feast: Sunday 30 May                                                                               

The Apostles Fast: 31 May – 28 June

Feast of Ss Peter n Paul: Akathist 28 June                                                             7:00 pm


2021 – April:

Great Thursday: April 01: Passion Service of the 12 Gospels – 7:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Вечірня Великої П’ятниці – 3:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Jerusalem Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Saturday: April 03: Great Saturday Pre-Paschal Vigil – 3:00 pm 

The Great and Holy Resurrection: 03 April: Paschal Matins & Liturgy – 10:30 pm


2021 – March:

The Great Kanon: 17 March – 7:00 pm

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Vespers: 24 March – 7:00 pm

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Matins: 25 March – 7:00 pm

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Lazarus (Eleazar) Saturday (Fish Roe allowed): 27 March

Entrance of the Lord Sunday (aka Willow Sunday): 28 March

Great Week: March 29th – April 3d

Great Tuesday: March 30:  The Service of Bridegroom Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Thursday: April 01: Passion Service of the 12 Gospels – 7:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Вечірня Великої П’ятниці – 3:00 pm

Great Friday: April 02: Jerusalem Matins – 7:00 pm

Great Saturday: April 03: Great Saturday Pre-Paschal Vigil – 3:00 pm 

The Great and Holy Resurrection: 03 April: Paschal Matins & Liturgy – 10:30 pm


2021 February:

The Forty Day Fast: February 15th – March 26th

Forgiveness Vespers: 14 February – 7:00 pm

Clean Week Feb 15-19, the 1st Week of the 40 Day Fast (Part 2 of the Great Fast):

Clean Tuesday: 7pm – Mini Great Kanon, part 1

Clean Wednesday: 7pm – Great Fast Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

Clean Thursday: 7pm – Mini Great Kanon, part 2

Clean Friday: 7pm – Great Fast Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

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The Forty Day Fast: February 15th – March 26th

40 Day Fast Wednesdays, 7:00 pm: Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

40 Day Fast Fridays, 7:00 pm: Vespers or St Gregory Liturgy

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Vespers: 24 March – 7:00 pm 

The Annunciation Great Feast, Festal Matins: 25 March – 7:00 pm

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“Christmas Services” et al.  (The Winter Pascha for 2020-2021)

Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Festal Compline: 24 Dec.              7:00 pm

Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: Festal Matins: 25 Dec.                   11:00 am

Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil: Festal Vespers: 31 Dec.    7:00 pm

The Holy Theophany of our Lord & Saviour Jesus the Christ: 05 Jan.         7:00 pm


During the Great Fast:

Wednesdays & Fridays: Great Fast Cyber-Vespers:    7:00 p.m.

Weekday Cyber-Services followed by Special prayers:

–Wednesdays: Against Plague & Pestilence

–Fridays: Memorial Service

Special Holiday Cyber Services:

The Holy Mystery of Anointing                                                                                             (already Served before Suspension of Public Services)                          

—Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha.

 

Served on WEDNESDAY Evening — 7:00 pm
Great Thursday Festal Vespers with the Liturgy of St Basil:

— the Liturgy of the Mystical Supper

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels                                          7:00 pm 

—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

 

Great Friday: Vespers of Entombment             3:00 pm

– Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried in the Tomb of St. Joseph of Arimathea

 

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ: the Funeral and Graveside Service          

 

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh; Women come to the tomb & discover it Empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

 

served on Saturday Evening — 10:30 pm
The Holy Paskha: Saturday night: Resurrection Service                 10:30 pm

served on Bright Monday Evening — 7:00 pm
Resurrection Vespers of Divine Love (aka: Agape Vespers)

served on Bright Friday evening — 7:00 pm
The Memorial Service of Rejoicing (aka Radonitsa Parastas)


2019

our regular Sunday Services:
Saturdays 7:00 pm: the Vigil Service

Sundays 11:00 am: Sunday Service


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Divine Services for Great Week & Holy Paskha:

2019 April 17 to 22:

Great Wednesday 17 April:  The Holy Mystery of Anointing                

7:00 pm

–Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha.

 

 Great Thursday 18 April:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels

7:00 pm 

–Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

 

Great Friday: Confessions (the Holy Mystery of Repentance) & Royal Hours

11:00 am

  

Crucifixion violetteGreat Friday 19 April: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                   7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ:  the Funeral and Graveside Service         

 

Great Saturday 20 April: Holy Sabbath Service with Bible Reading    

3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh; Women come to the tomb & discover it empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

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The Holy Paskha:

20 April Saturday night:

Resurrection Service  

10:30 pm

Bright Monday:  Parastas of Rejoicing

(Memorial Service for Friends & Family)

22 April – 7:00 pm


Holiday Services:

25 Dec. Christmas Service: 11:00 am (English) Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ

24 Dec. – Навечерія Різдва: 9:00 pm – Велике повечір’я й Служба Божа (Україньскою)

31 Dec. – (New Year) Circumcision of the Lord & Feast of St Basil: 7:00 pm – Festal Vespers

05 Jan. – The Holy Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ:

7:00 pm: Festal Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil, & 1st Great Blessing of Waters


Divine Services for Great Week & Holy Paskha:  2018 March 27 to 31:

Great Tuesday:  The Holy Mystery of Anointing                                                    7:00 pm–Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha. 

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels (“Strasti”)                      7:00 pm  –Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

Great Friday: Confessions (the Holy Mystery of Repentance) & Royal Hours     11:00 am

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession                                                      7:00 pm–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea) –at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,      –Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ:  the Funeral and Graveside Service         

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings                               3:00 pm Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh; Women come to the tomb & discover it empty! Vespers & Old Testament Resurrection Prophesies. Colours change from dark to bright.

The Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (English) Resurrection Service                 10:30 pm


25 Dec. Nativity of the Lord Jesus the Christ: 11:00 am – Christmas Service

31 Dec. – Circumcision of the Lord and Feast of St Basil:  07:00 pm – Festal Vespers

05 Jan. – The Holy Theophany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ:                                            07:00 pm – Festal Vespers & Liturgy of St. Basil & 1st Great Blessing of Waters

Prayer Service for Those who are Sick: 29 December : 7:00 pm


Great Week, the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem: 2017 04 b 

Divine Services for Great Week & Holy Paskha:

 

Great Tuesday:  The Mystery of Holy Anointing: 11 April 7:00 pm

—Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Pascha.

 

 Great Thursday:  Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels (“Strasti”): 13 April . 7:00 pm 

—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

 

Great Friday: Confessions and Royal Hours:  14 April  11:00 am

 

Вечірня Великої Пятниці (з Положенням Плащанці): 14 April 3:00 pm

– Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried in the Tomb of St. Joseph of Arimathea

 

Great Friday: Jerusalem Matins & Procession: 14 April 7:00 pm

–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)

–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,

–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ:  the Funeral and Graveside Service      

 

Great Saturday: Holy Sabbath Service with O.T. Readings:  15 April  3:00 pm

Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh & Women come to the tomb and discover it Empty!

Vespers & Old Testament Prophesies of the Resurrection. Colours change from dark to bright

 

Holy Paskha: Saturday night: (all English) Resurrection Service: 15 April 10:30 pm

 

Великдень: Пасхальна Утреня і Служба Божа & Blessing of Food: 16 April 9:00 am


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The Great Fast

Forgiveness Vespers, Feb 26 Sunday – Start the Great Fast II                          7:00 pm

Mini- Great Kanon pt.1: Tuesday 28 Feb.                                                                 7:00 pm

Liturgy of Pope St Gregory, Wednesday 01 Mar.                                                   7:00 pm

Mini- Great Kanon pt.2: Thursday 02 Mar.                                                               7:00 pm

Liturgy of Pope St Gregory, Friday 03 Mar.                                                              7:00 pm

During the Forty Day Fast:

The Holy Liturgy of Pope St Gregory: Every Wednesday & Friday                    7:00 pm (plus general panakhyda on Fridays after the Liturgy)

–Except:

–week of Mar 22 & 24  (no mid-week Services)

–Mar 15, Liturgy will be at Holy Cross Surrey (Parish Mission)

THE GREAT KANON: Wed 29 March:                                                                          7:00 pm

 


Special Christmass Services December 2016 & January 2017:

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5 January – Eve of

the Feast of Theophany


07:00 pm –

Festal Vespers &

Liturgy of St. Basil &

the Great Blessing of Waters

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Christmas Day (25 December)                                                                                                            11:00 am – Christmas Service   (English)

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31 December  – The Circumcision of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus the Christ – Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia
7:00 pm Festal Vigil


The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul:

June 28, Tuesday
7:00 pm

Reception & Chrismation of Dr. Justin Tse, PhD.
Festal Divine Liturgy:

06 29 Peter Paul


Great Wednesday: 7:00 pm: Anointing Service
Great Thursday: 7:00 pm: Service of the Passion of the Christ
Great Friday: 10:30 am: Confessions & Royal Hours
Great Friday: 3:00 pm: Vespers of Entombment
Great Friday: 7:00 pm Jerusalem Matins
Great Saturday: 3:00 pm: Vespers with Old Testament Readings
The Great PASKHA (Easter): Saturday night: 10:00 pm: Resurrection Matins:

An Explanation of the various Holiday Services:

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Great Wednesday: 7:00 pm: The Mystery of Holy Anointing
—Holy Oil Anointing for Healing of the Body, Forgiveness of Sins, & Preparation for Easter.

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Great Thursday: 7:00 pm:  Matins of the Passion of Christ
—Jesus is arrested, interrogated, tortured, crucified, and killed.

Gt Wk Feet Washing
Great Friday: 10:00 am:  Confessions & Royal Hours

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Great Friday: 3:00 pm:  Vespers of Entombment
– Jesus is taken down from the Cross and is buried in the Tomb of St. Joseph of Arimathea

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Great Friday: 7:00 pm: Jerusalem Matins & Procession
–the Holy Theotokos & the Myrrhbearing Women (+ Ss. Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimathea)
–at the Tomb, mourn Jesus, prepare His Holy Body for Burial,
–Procession and entry into the Tomb of Christ: the Funeral and Graveside Service

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Great Saturday: 4:00 pm:  The Great & Holy Sabbath Service with Old Testament Prophetic Readings
–Jesus lies in the Tomb dead in the flesh & Women come to the tomb and discover it Empty!
–Vespers & Old Testament Prophesies of the Resurrection. Colours change from dark to bright

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Holy Paskha: Saturday night: 10:30 pm: Resurrection Service

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