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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 – February 2021

February 27, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers5:00 pm.

February 28, Sunday, 17th Sunday of LukeSunday of the Prodigal Son.

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


Divine Services – March 2021

March 1, Monday, Blessing of the Water 11:00 am

March 5, Friday, Great Vespers for Saturday of the Souls 6:00 pm
March 6, Saturday of the Souls, Memory of all the departed Orthodox Christians
Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Evening: Great Vespers 5:00 pm

March 7, Sunday of the Last Judgement – Meat-fare Sunday
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

March 12, Friday, Great Vespers for Saturday of the Souls 6:00 pm
March 13, Saturday of the Souls, Memory of all who shone in ascesis
Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Evening: Great Vespers 5:00 pm

March 14, Sunday, Cheese-Fare Sunday.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Evening: Vespers of Forgiveness, 5:00 pm

March 15, Clean Monday, Beginning of Great Lent. Great Compline, 6:00 pm

The Great Compline will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

March 17, First Wednesday of Great Lent. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:45 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.

March 18, Thursday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

March 19, Friday. First Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 pm.

March 20, Saturday. Divine Liturgy. Miracle of St. Theodore with the Kollyva
Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.
Saturday Evening: Great Vespers 5:00 pm

March 21, Sunday of Orthodoxy.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy we will have the procession of the Holy Icons.
Evening: Pan-Orthodox Vespers at Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta, 6:00 pm

March 22, Monday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

March 24, Wednesday, Evening: Great Vespers of the Annunciation of the Theotokos 6:00 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.

March 25, Thursday, Annunciation of the Theotokos.
Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.
Today we eat fish.
Evening: Great Vespers, Apodosis of the Feast of the Annunciation 6:00 pm

March 26, Friday. Second Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 pm.

March 27, Saturday. Great Vespers 5:00 pm

March 28, Second Sunday of Great Lent. St. Gregory Palamas.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

March 29, Monday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

March 31, Third Wednesday of Great Lent. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:45 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.


Divine Services – April 2021

April 1, Thursday. Blessing of the Water 11:00 am
Evening: Great Compline 6:00 pm

April 2, Friday. Third Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 pm.

April 3, Saturday. Great Vespers 5:00 pm

April 4, Third Sunday of Great Lent – Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy we will hold the procession of the original relic of the Holy Cross of Christ that our parish is blessed to have.

April 5, Monday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

April 7, Fourth Wednesday of Great Lent. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:45 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.

April 8, Thursday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

April 9, Friday, Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 pm.

April 10, Saturday, Great Vespers 5:00 pm

April 11, Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, St. John of Climacus.
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
April 12, Monday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

April 14, Fifth Wednesday of Great Lent. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:45 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.

April 15, Thursday. Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:00 pm

April 16, Friday, The Akathist Hymn 7:00 pm

April 17, Saturday. Great Vespers 5:00 pm

April 18, Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. St. Mary of Egypt
Orthros 8:45 am and Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

April 19, Monday. Great Compline 6:00 pm

April 21, Sixth Wednesday of Great Lent. Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:45 pm followed by a short presentation inside the church around 7:00 pm.

April 22, Thursday, Great Compline 6:00 pm

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

April 24, Saturday, The Resurrection of St. Lazarus
Orthros 8:45 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 9:00 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 9:00 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 9:00 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. A Paschal Picnic follows!



Orthodox Divine Services OnLine

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


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