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Divine Services

 

Orthodox Divine Services are designed to help us enter into the holiness of God. They open a window into the eternal worship at the Throne of God.

“You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy” (Lev. 20:26). God is calling us to become holy like He is Holy. Our Sanctuary is where we begin to receive God’s holiness. It is in the worship services, the holy sacraments and especially in the Divine Liturgy that we receive the Grace of God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, sanctification and holiness. When we immerse ourselves in prayer we connect with the lifeline of Eternal Life, we participate in the Kingdom of God, even in the here and now. Let’s use this sacred time to make our lives holy.

Entering into the holiness of God takes time—more time than one may be used to offering in church. The Divine Liturgy itself is typically a little over one hour, but Holy Communion, memorials, other services, announcements, and a sermon may extend the time up to 12:00 noon. If you are interested in experiencing Orthodox Christian worship but Sunday morning sounds too long, please consider coming to our Saturday evening service (Great Vespers) at 5 pm, which is typically around 45 minutes in length.

We tend to dress more formally for worship than some Christian groups, but any clothing that is modest is appropriate.

Holy Communion is only for Orthodox Christians, but visitors are welcome to come forward to receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the end of the service.

During the school year, youth are dismissed for catechism classes after they receive communion. Visiting youth are welcome to join the catechism class for their age group. Simply let one of the ushers know that your son or daughter is interested in attending a catechism class, and the ushers will direct you appropriately.


On Humility and Repentance

Humility should not be confused with weakness of mind. It is, rather, the desire to not be arrogant. Humility is exhibited when one lowers himself in order to help the other climb higher. It is the act of helping others improve themselves by accepting them where they are and lifting them up. Repentance is a process of transforming one’s heart and mind from sinfulness to righteousness. It is a change of path, a change of direction from evil to good. Repentance is an act of humility, where one recognizes his/her faults and vices and tries to correct one’s self. Christ is the prime example of humility; although He was God, He lowered Himself to become like us in all things, except sin. Hence, He needed no repentance for He is sinless.


All of our Services are being Streamed Live on Trisagion Films Youtube Channel. Please go there for the daily services Live Streams: Trisagion Films YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/trisagionfilms, where you will also find videos of many Live Streams that have been uploaded since the pandemic began.



Divine Services – April 2021

April 23, Friday, Great Vespers, Resurrection of St. Lazarus 6:00 pm

April 24, Saturday, The Resurrection of St. Lazarus
Orthros 9:00 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Making of the palm crosses and Confession for children follows the Divine Liturgy.
Evening: Great Vespers for Palm Sunday 5:00 pm

April 25, Palm Sunday. The Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am


Divine Services for Holy and Great Week and Pascha 2021

April 25, Sunday. Palm Sunday.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Today we eat fish.
Evening: Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm.

April 25, Holy and Great Monday.
Evening: Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm.

April 27, Holy and Great Tuesday.
Evening: Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm.

April 28, Holy and Great Wednesday.
Morning: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 9:30 am.
Afternoon: Holy Unction (the service of Holy Oil for Healing) 3:00 pm.
Evening: Small Compline 6:45 pm, Holy Unction (service of Holy Oil for Healing) 7:00 pm.

April 29, Holy and Great Thursday.
Remembrance of the Last Supper and the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Morning: Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 am.
Evening: The Service of the Passion of Christ 7:00 pm.

April 30, Holy and Great Friday.
The Crucifixion and Burial of Christ.
Morning: The Great Hours 9:30 am.
Afternoon: The lowering of the Body of the Lord from the Cross and preparation for His Burial 3:00 pm.
Evening: The Burial of Christ–Lamentations at the Tomb of the Lord (Epitaphios) 7:00 pm, followed by Procession of the Tomb of Christ.

May 1, Holy and Great Saturday.
Morning: Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 am. The Descent of Christ into Hades.

Midnight Resurrection Services: The Canon of Easter 11:00 pm,
12:00 Midnight, The Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12:30 am, Orthros and Divine Liturgy of Pascha.

May 2, The Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha (the Bright Day).
Noon: Great Vespers of Love & Feast of St. George 12:00 pm. During this Service the Gospel is read in various languages.


Divine Services – May 2021

May 1, Holy and Great Saturday.

Morning:  Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:30 am. The Descent of Christ into Hades. 

      Midnight Resurrection Services: The Canon of Easter 11:00 pm, 

      12:00 Midnight, The Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12:30 am, Orthros and Divine Liturgy of Pascha. 

May 2, The Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha (the Bright Day). 

Noon: Great Vespers of Love-Feast of St. George 12:00 pm. During this Service the Gospel is read in various languages.

May 3, Renewal Monday and Feast of St. George

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

May 8, Renewal Saturday

Ninth Hour of Pascha  5:00 pm,  Great Vespers  5:15 pm

May 9, Sunday,  Sunday of Thomas (AntiPascha).

Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

May 15, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm  (Greek Festival)

May 16, Sunday,  Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women.

Orthros 8:15 am and Divine Liturgy 9:30 am. (Greek Festival) 

May 20, Thursday, Great Vespers for Sts. Constantine and Helen 6:00 pm

May 21, Friday, Feast of Sts. Constantine and Helen.

Orthros 9:00 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

May 22, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

May 23, Sunday,  Sunday of the Paralytic.

Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

May 25, Tuesday, Great Vespers, Feast of Mid-Pentecost 

May 26, Wednesday, Feast of Mid-Pentecost

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

May 29, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

Remembrance of the Fall of Constantinople to the Moslem Turks – May 29, 1453

Event at the Cathedral of Atlanta: “1453-1821: From the Fall of Constantinople to the Renaissance of Hellenism.” Time: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm  (See special flyer for details)

May 30, Sunday, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

6:00 pm: Webinar on the Fall of Constantinople and the Greek Revolution: “From Athens to Constantinople and back to Athens again.”  (See special flyer for details)


Divine Services – June 2021

June 1, Monday, Blessing of the Water 11:00 am.

June 5, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm 

June 6, Sunday, Sunday of the Blind Man.

Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

June 8, Tuesday, Great Vespers for the Apodosis of Pascha 6:00 pm

June 9, Wednesday, Apodosis of Pascha

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

Evening: Ninth Hour of Pascha and Great Vespers for the Ascension 6:00 pm

June 10, Thursday, The Ascension of the Lord to Heaven after His Resurrection

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

June 12, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

June 13, Sunday, Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

June 18, Friday, Great Vespers for Saturday of the Souls  6:00 pm (at the Church)

June 19, Saturday of the Souls. Yucosavbbato.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.This service will be held at the Cemetery.

Saturday Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm

June 20, Sunday of Holy Pentecost. Kuriakhv th'” Penthkosth'”.

Orthros 8:30 am and Divine Liturgy 9:45 am. The Great Vespers of the Holy Spirit will follow the Divine Liturgy.

During this week (including Wednesday and Friday) we may eat all things – NO FASTING.

June 23, Wednesday Evening: Great Vespers 6:00 pm – Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 24, Thursday, Nativity of St. John the Baptist 

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

June 26, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

June 27, First Sunday of Matthew – Sunday of All Saints

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

June 28, Monday, Great Vespers for Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul 6:00 pm

June 29, Tuesday, Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul 

Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am



Orthodox Divine Services OnLine

Vespers for Resurrection of St. Lazarus

The Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos -Audio

Texts of Various Orthodox Services

AGES Project-Texts of Orthodox Liturgical Services in Greek and English

Go to the web-page of our Church Music Ministry for more on Divine Services


Follow the Services Online

You can use your computer, smartphone or tablet to follow the Daily Services Online by clicking on the Link below and choosing the day you are looking for: http://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/servicesindex.html