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Orthodox Easter – Holy Week Services

With nearly forty Orthodox parishes across all jurisdictions in London alone it would be impossible to publish every single service schedule. The following is a rough guide to standard times for Holy Week services in London.

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Please check individual parish websites for precise timings (use our links page to help you) 

If you click on the service title you will be taken to an explanation of that service on the highly informative Lent, Holy Week and Pascha site of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (lent.goarch.org/)

For an overview check out this short guide

 

Lazurus Saturday 12 Mattins – Divine Liturgy 0900-1200
Palm Sunday 13 Mattins – Divine Liturgy of St John ChrysostomBridegroom Service (explanation)Complete Service (.pdf) 0900-1230

1900-2030

Holy Monday 14 Vespers – Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified GiftsBridegroom Service (explanation)Complete Service (.pdf) 0900-1030

1900-2000

Holy Tuesday 15 Vespers – Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified GiftsBridegroom ServiceComplete service (.pdf)  0900-1030

1900-2000

Holy Wednesday 16 Vespers – Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified GiftsService of Holy Unction (explanation)Text of the service (pdf) 0900-1030

1900-2030

Holy Thursday 17 The Last Supper, Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St Basil the GreatService of the Passion of our Lord (complete text .pdf) 0900-1200

1830-2200

Holy Friday 18 Service of the Great Hours, Vespers and the removal of the Lord’s body from the CrossLamentation Service of the Burial of the Lord 0900-1230

1900-2230

Holy Saturday 19 The Descent into Hades, Divine Liturgy of St Basil the GreatService of the ResurrectionMattins – Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection 0930-1200

2230-0000

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Sunday of Pascha 20 Agape Vespers 1200-1320

 

Find out more:

Texts of the services can be found online in English  here and in English and Greek here

You could also purchase Meditations for Holy Week by London Priest Fr Vassilios Papavassiliou

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