HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2021

HOLY WEEK & PASCHA 2021

Friday, April 23
6:30pm: Matins for Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday, April 24
9:40am: Hours & Liturgy
6:00pm: Vigil & Blessing of Palms

Palm Sunday, April 25
ENTRY OF THE LORD INTO JERUSALEM
9:40am:
Hours & Liturgy
4:00pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Monday, April 26
6:30pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Tuesday, April 27
6:30pm: Bridegroom Matins

Holy Wednesday, April 28
6:30pm: Matins for Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday, April 29
10:00am: Vesperal Liturgy (Mystical Supper)
6:30pm: Matins w/ 12 Passion Gospels

Holy Friday, April 30
10:00am: Royal Hours & Typica
3:30pm: Vespers w/ Taking Down from the Cross
In Russian: “Bringing out of the Shroud”
6:30pm: Matins w/ Lamentations; Procession

Holy Saturday, May 1
10:00am: Vesperal Liturgy

**HOLY PASCHA** In Russian: “Pascha: The Glorious Resurrection of Christ”
Saturday, May 1: 11:30pm – Midnight Office; Procession; Matins; Liturgy; Blessing of Baskets

(Pascha service extends into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 2)

Pascha Sunday, May 2
1:00pm: Agape Vespers
2:30pm: Pascha Cookout & Egg Hunt at Saluda Shoals Park

Holy Week 2021 – English

Lenten Quotations for the 6th Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the sixth week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 5th Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the fifth week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 4th Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the fourth week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 3rd Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the third week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 2nd Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the second week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for Clean Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for Clean Week, the first week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

The Spiritual Meaning of The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

Dear Brethren & Friends of St Elizabeth’s,

This is a reminder that Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm we will be serving Great Compline and the Canon of St Andrew of Crete. Below is some edifying information about the Great Canon.

Text of the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete:

Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

Old Testament References in the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete:

The Who’s Who of The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Podcast:
“The Cry of the Humbled Heart: The Ascetical Significance of the Great Canon”:

YouTube video:
(59) Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – YouTube

With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

 

Pre-Lenten Quotations for Cheese Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

Pre-Lenten Quotations for Cheese Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

In the link below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for Cheese Week, the week before the start of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.

Pre-Lenten Personal Check List & Preliminary Lenten Resources

Pre-Lenten Personal Check List & Preliminary Lenten Resources

Are you ready for the beginning of Great Lent? Here is a checklist.

  1. The meat and dairy in your house are (or about to be) used up.
  2. Prepare to make thorough confession of sins to be made early in Lent.
  3. Get a blessing from your priest about any adaptations to the fasting rules for Lent.
  4. Select Lenten reading material and ideally get it blessed by your priest in advance.
  5. Set a plan for charitable giving.
  6. Arrange time off with employer so that you (and your family) can attend the primary Holy Week services and Pascha. Plan to attend the special Lenten services, particularly during the 1st week of the Fast (Clean Week) and to attend the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts as often as possible during Lent.
  7. Ask forgiveness asked of anyone with whom you have quarreled.
  8. Inquire with your priest about a daily Lenten prayer rule.

Here are some helpful resources:

Putting Lent in our Life

The Meaning of Great Lent

The True Nature of Fasting

The Rules of Fasting for Great Lent

May God grant you a beautiful springtime of the Fast!