Great & Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy of St. Basil at 10 AM - Nocturn, Matins, Divine Liturgy 11:30 PM

Great & Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy of St. Basil at 10 AM - Nocturn, Matins, Divine Liturgy 11:30 PM

This day is a day of hope and waiting. In the morning we celebrate a Vesperal Divine Liturgy which commemorates Christ's victory over death. Bright vestments are worn as we anticipate Christ's Resurrection.  In the Byzantine Tradition, laurel leaves are strewn throughout the church during the service, because in the ancient world laurel leaves were a sign of victory. As the leaves are strewn, the choir chants "Arise O God and Judge the earth, for to Thee belong all the nations." The Old Testament story of Jonah in the belly of the whale is read at this service because Jonah is seen in the Church as a Type of Christ. As Jonah was three days in the belly of the great fish, and was then safely deposited back onto land, so our Lord was three days in the tomb before His glorious Resurrection. The Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday concludes the services of Holy Week, and brings us to the eve of Great and Holy Pascha.
Nocturn, Matins, Divine Liturgy 11:30 pm

Blessing of Easter Baskets

Pascha Collection - This year on Pascha night, a collection basket will be passed immediately when we return from our procession … right at the beginning of Matins.



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