15th Antiphon of Holy Friday, as chanted by the late Archbishop JOB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QD71bV9omM

Originally posted on Ad Orientum – http://www.youtube.com/blogs/id/m4oQQodwGt0

Holy Wednesday (Tuesday Evening) Reflection

This evening at 6:30 we prayed what will be the last Bridegroom Matins service of Holy Week at St. Stephens. Tomorrow night we will be celebrating the Service of Holy Unction at St. Stephens with our sister Parish, Holy Transfiguration – Holy Unction is a healing and anointing service. The hymns of tonight’s service contrasted […]

Holy Tuesday Reflection (Tuesday Morning)

This morning at 7am we gathered again at St. Stephens for morning prayers and reading from the Gospel. Today we read sections in Mark and Luke, and followed Our Lord’s earthly ministry from right around His healing of the Centurion’s daughter through the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, and ended at the questioning of Jesus by […]

Holy Tuesday (Monday Night) Reflection

Holy Week continued this evening at 6:30 with the Bridegroom Matins for Holy Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday, even though its still Monday night – in fact, one parishioner noted that it wasn’t even dark yet! Its a curious thing how time gets turned a bit upside down during Orthodox Holy Week – if you get into […]

Holy Monday Reflection

We began Holy Monday at St. Stephens with morning prayers and Gospel readings at 7am. In the Orthodox Church, it is actually recommended that the entire Gospel (yep, all of it, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John!) be read during the first three days of Holy Week. This is not surprising, really, as the Gospel is […]