Orthodox Holy Week Services Begin April 23

Holy Week begins April 23 at St. Luke Orthodox Church, 501 Sunset Drive, with daily services leading to Pascha or Easter on Sunday, May 2.

Western Christians celebrated Easter on April 4, but Orthodox Christians follow a different calendar, which places Pascha at a different time from Easter. 

Below is the schedule for Holy Week and Pascha services at St. Luke. Visitors are welcomed. Philip LeMasters, a professor of religion and director of the honors program at McMurry University, is priest at St. Luke. 

“We ask that those attending services in-person wear masks and practice social distancing,” LeMasters said. 

Services will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7KFlgkXZoDfIpgS3KKp4Q.

Holy Week at St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church

April 23:  Little Compline with Canon for St. Lazarus, 6 p.m.

April 24:  Divine Liturgy for St. Lazarus, 9 a.m.; 5:30 p.m., Great Vespers for Palm Sunday

Apri l 25: Palm Sunday: 9:40 a.m., Hours; 10 a.m., Divine Liturgy; 6 p.m., Bridegroom Matins

April 26: Holy Monday: 6 p.m., Bridegroom Matins 

April 27:  Holy Tuesday: 6 p.m., Bridegroom Matins 

April 28:  Holy Wednesday: 6 p.m., Holy Unction

April 29: Holy Thursday, 6 p.m., Service of the Twelve Passion Gospels 

April 30:  Holy Friday: 10 a.m., Royal Hours; 3:30 p.m., Great Vespers of Taking Down from the Cross; 6 p.m., Lamentations at the Tomb

May 1: Holy Saturday: 10 a.m., Vesperal Divine Liturgy

10 p.m.:  Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy

May 2:  Pascha: Noon, Agape Vespers

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