Schedule of Church Services (2 – 8 April)

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Holy and Great Week, Easter
4 April: Great Wednesday
5.00pm – Sacrament of Extreme Unction, then Confession
5 April: Great Thursday. Recollection of the Last Supper
7.00am – Canonical hours
9.00am – Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
6.00pm – Matins, reading of 12 Passion Gospels
Note: We shall bring flowers and during the reading of the 12th Passion Gospel, lay flowers at the cross to decorate the Christ’s Shroud
6 April: Great Friday
09.00am – Canonical hours
2.00pm – Vespers, bring the shroud
6.00pm – Matins and procession with the shroud around the church (burial of the shroud)
7 April: Great Saturday, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
7.00am – Matins, Canonical hours
9.30am – Vespers, Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
9.00pm – Confession (in the church of St. Andrew)
11.00pm – Beginning of the Easter service (in the Cathedral of St. Panteleimon)
00.00am – Religious procession around the Cathedral, Easter Matins and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
8 April: Resurrection of Christ (Easter)
5.00pm – Great Vespers (Vespers of Love), reading of the Gospel in different languages