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Monday, 2 April 2012

Service schedule for Great Week

Illustration by Boryana Gagova
Sat 25 March / 7 April
VIGIL FOR PALM SUNDAY (at Brookwood) at 6 p.m.

Sun  26 March / 8 April 
GREAT FEAST OF THE LORD’S ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM - PALM SUNDAY; 
Liturgy at 10 a.m. 

Mon 27 March / 9 April
Great Monday; Mattins 7a.m;
Hours & Reading of the Four Gospels at 10 a.m, followed by Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts; Compline 7 p.m.

Tue 28 March / 10 April 
Great Tuesday;  Services 7a.m, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. as on Monday

Wed 29 March / 11April 
Great Wednesday; Services as on Monday, 
EXCEPT Little Compline 5.30 p.m, followed by HOLY UNCTION. 
Please note that the Unction service will start at 5. 30 p.m. and not 7.00 p.m.

Thurs 30 March / 12 April 
GREAT THURSDAY; Mattins at 7 a.m. Vespers & Liturgy of St Basil the Great at noon;
Service of the Holy and Saving Passion (the Twelve Gospels Service) at 7.30 p.m. 

Fri 31 March / 13 April 
GREAT (GOOD) FRIDAY:
Royal Hours at 9.30 a.m.
Vespers & the Bringing Out of the Winding
Sheet of the Saviour at 4 p.m. Service of Lamentations at 8 p.m. 

Sat 1st/ 14 April 
THE GREAT SABBATH;   
Hours at 9 a.m. Vespers & Liturgy of St Basil the Great at 1 p.m.
Reading of the Acts of the Apostles at 9 p.m. Nocturns & Return of the Shroud at 11.30 p.m.

MIDNIGHT PROCESSION AROUND CHURCH and then PASCHAL MATTINS, PASCHAL KISS AND THE DIVINE LITURGY 

 THE LORD ̇S PASCHA,
THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
THE QUEEN OF FEASTS 

The Blessing of the Artos (Thomas Bread) & the Paschal Foods at the end of the Liturgy.
All Participants are invited to the Parish Paschal Breakfast. 

Sun 2nd/ 15 April

AGAPE VESPERS SERVICE & reading of the Gospel in many languages at 4 p.m.

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