22.04.18 Feast of the Myrrh Bearing Women. Divine Liturgy 10.45hrs

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Troparia

When Thou, the Deathless Life, didst go down to death, then didst Thou slay hell by the lightning flash of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst raise the dead from the lower world, all the Powers of Heaven cried aloud: Christ our God, Giver of Life, glory to Thee.

Noble Joseph took Thy immaculate Body down from the Tree, wrapped It in a clean shroud and spices, and having embalmed It laid It in a new sepulchre. But on the third day Thou didst rise, O Lord, granting to the world great mercy.

To the myrrbearing women at the sepulchre an Angel appeared and cried: Myrrh is fit for the dead, but Christ has shown Himself a Stranger to corruption. So cry: The Lord has risen, granting to the world great mercy.

Kontakion

Thou didst command the Myrrbearers to rejoice, O Christ our God, Thou didst dry the tears of our first mother Eve by Thy Resurrection, and Thou didst command the Apostles to preach: The Saviour has risen from the tomb.

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10.15 Hours

10.45 Divine Liturgy

12.15 Matins of the Bridegroom

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18,15 Service of Annointing

5th April Holy and Great Thursday

18.15 Service of the 12 Gospels

6th April Holy and Great Friday

14.30 Great Vespers and Descent from the Cross

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10.00 Vespers, Baptism and Divine Liturgy

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00.00 Christos Anesti / Resurrection Service

00.30 Divine Liturgy followed by Paschal Community Meal

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