Worship: Form and Characteristics of Orthodox Worship

O Come, let us Worship and bow down before our King and God.

O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God.

This invitation marks the beginning of each day for the Orthodox Church. It comes from the office of Vespers, and it expresses the attitude which is at the heart of Orthodoxy. The Worship of God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, - is fundamental to the life and spirit of the Orthodox Church.

Service Schedule

MARCH 1, 15, 22, 29
Pre-sanctified Liturgy at 5:00 PM followed by Lenten Dinner hosted respectively:

  • Philoptochos
  • Senior Fellowship
  • ALL Youth Groups
  • Parish Council

MARCH 3, 10, 17
Salutations to the Theotokos at 7:00 PM

MARCH 24
Great vespers for feast of Annunciation at Annunciation Cleveland 7:00 PM

MARCH 25
Feast of Annunciation at Annunciation Cleveland; 8:30 AM Orthros; 9:30 AM Liturgy

MARCH 31
Akathist Hymn at 7:00 PM

APRIL 8
Lazarus Saturday

APRIL 9
Palm Sunday ~ Nymphios Service at 7:00 PM

APRIL 10
Holy Monday ~ Nymphios Service at 7:00 PM

APRIL 11
Holy Tuesday ~ Nymphios Service at 7:00 PM

APRIL 12
Holy Wednesday

  • Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 9:00 AM*
  • Holy Unction at 4:00 PM
  • Nymphios Service at 7:00 PM with Holy Unction

APRIL 13
Holy Thursday

  • Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00 AM*
  • Holy Passion Service

APRIL 14
Holy Friday

  • Royal Hours at 9:00 AM
  • Apokathilosis at 3:00 PM
  • Lamentations at 7:00 PM

APRIL 15
Holy Saturday

  • Vesperal Liturgy at 9:00 AM*
  • Resurrection Service at 11:00 PM

*Indicates service where Holy Communion will be offered during Holy Week

APRIL 16
Pascha ~ Agape service at 11:30 AM

 

*Services begin with Orthros at 8:30 AM followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM unless otherwise indicated

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