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GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH AND COMMUNITY OF PROPHET ELIAS

87 BEULAH ROAD, NORWOOD

PROGRAM
FOR
THE HOLY WEEK & EASTER ‘2016’

“Come, all you faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ.
For behold, through the Cross joy has come to all the world.
Ever praising the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection.
For by enduring the Cross for us, He has destroyed death by death!”
~ From the Easter Sunday Resurrection Service~

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

PALM SUNDAY 24 APRIL

8.00am-11.30am

MATIN & DIVINE LITURGY
At the conclusion of the Church Service,
the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a
luncheon at our Community Hall. Fish,
chips, skordalia.
7.00pm-8.30pm

NYMPHIOS SERVICE

“Giving us before Your Passion an assurance of the general resurrection,
You have raised Lazarus from the dead, O Christ our God.
Therefore, like the children, we also carry tokens of victory,
and cry to Thee, the Conqueror of death: Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!”
- Apolytikion of Palm Sunday

HOLY MONDAY

7.30am-9.00am

PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS
7.00pm-8.30pm

25 APRIL

HOLY TUESDAY
26 APRIL

NYMPHIOS SERVICE
7.30am-9.00am

PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS
7.00pm-8.45pm

NYMPHIOS SERVICE
THE HYMN OF KASSIANI
7.30am-9.00am

HOLY WEDNESDAY
27 APRIL

PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS
6.30PM.-9.00PM
MATINS & HOLY UNCTION

6.30am-8.00am

HOLY THURSDAY
28 APRIL
“Do you know what I have done to
you? You call me Teacher and Lord
and you are right, for that is what I
am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher,
have washed your feet, you also
ought to wash one another's feet.
For I have set you an example, that
you also should do as I have done to
you."
~ John 13:12-14 ~

GOOD FRIDAY 29 APRIL

VESPERS AND THE DIVINE LITURGY OF
SAINT BASIL
Holy Communion will be offered until 9.30am for those who are sick
and babies, unable to participate in the Divine Liturgy Service.

7.00pm-10.00pm

THE SERVICE OF THE PASSION AND
THE READING OF THE 12 GOSPELS

7.00am-8.30am

SERVICE OF THE GREAT HOURS
After the Service, the Church will be open all day for the
adornment of the Holy Sepulchre (Epitaphios).

3.30pm-4.45pm

THE APOKATHILOSIS
The removal of Christ from the Cross.

7.00pm-10.30pm

THE EPITAPHIOS
Including the ‘Egomia’ Praises/Hymns

Today we commemorate the undeserved sufferings of Jesus
Christ, endured for our sake so that we might be reconciled anew
to God our Father. The Gospel readings recount the betrayal and
arrest of Jesus; his trial and conviction; and finally his torture,
crucifixion and death. In our Holy Friday service we recall
Christ's carrying His cross, a bitter journey ends when we see
before us the King of Glory crucified. The Church empties, filling
the streets with a funeral procession mourning His crucifixion.
The mourners return to the Church and His body is symbolically
moved to the altar.

HOLY SATURDAY

7.00am – 9.30am
THE BURIAL

30 APRIL

Vespers will be followed with the Divine Liturgy of St
Basil the Great.

“You descended into the lowest
parts of the earth, O Christ,
and shattered the eternal bars that
held those who were fettered.
And on the third day, You rose
from the grave.”
From the Easter Sunday
Resurrection Service

11.00pm-1.55am
THE RESURRECTION

Matin and Divine Liturgy of Holy Easter (St John
Chrysostomou)

On Pascha, the lamentations of Friday night are repeated. The Church is plunged into darkness
to symbolise the despair and defeat experienced before the dawn of Christ's victory over the
enemy of our salvation. Precisely at midnight, a single lit candle emerges from the altar,
representing the victory of Christ over death, the defeat of the Prince of Darkness by Jesus, who
is the Light of the world. As the light is passed from person to person, it pushes back the
darkness of the Church and defeats it completely. The Resurrection is proclaimed in song and
triumphant procession. After the Divine Liturgy, the still lit candles symbolising the
Resurrection are carried from the Church into our homes so that they too might be filled with
light and warmth and triumph

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling death by death,
and bestowing life to those in the tombs

HOLY SUNDAY

1 May

AGAPI SERVICE
To be held at Saint George by His Grace Bishop
Nikandros and all Orthodox Clergy of Adelaide
AT 5.30 PM

ΙΕΡΑ ΑΡΧΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ
ΙΕΡΟΣ ΝΑΟΣ ΠΡΟΦΗΤΟΥ ΗΛΙΟΥ ΝΟΡΓΟΥΝΤ
ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΤΟΛΙΚΩΝ ΠΡΟΑΣΤΕΙΩΝ

«ΠΑΣΧΑ 2016»

ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ ΕΚ ΝΕΚΡΩΝ
ΘΑΝΑΤΩ ΘΑΝΑΤΟΝ ΠΑΤΗΣΑΣ ΚΑΙ
ΤΗΣ ΕΝ ΤΟΙΣ ΜΝΗΜΑΣΙ ΖΩΗΝ
ΧΑΡΙΣΑΜΕΝΟΣ
«Εὐχόμεθα ὅπως ὁ Ἀναστάς Κύριος φέρει τήν Ἀνάσταση στίς καρδιές τῶν
εὐλαβῶν Χριστιανῶν μας».

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Στό πέρας τῆς Θείας Λειτουργίας θά
παρακαθίσωμε στό πλούσιο γεῦμα μέ
ψάρι καί σκορδαλιά.
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μμ
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6.30π.μ.-8.00π.μ.
Ἑσπερινός, Ὄρθρος καί Θεία Λειτουργία
τοῦ Μ. Βασιλείου.
Γιά τούς ἀσθενεῖς πού δέν δύνανται νά
παρακολουθήσουν τήν Θεία Λειτουργία, ἡ Θεία
Κοινωνία θά μεταδίδεται μέχρι τίς 9.30 τό πρωῒ.

ΑΓΙΩΝ
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7.00Π.π.μ.-8.30Π.Μ. 
Η ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΊΑ ΤΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΩΝ ΩΡΩΝ
3.30μ.μ.-4.45μ.μ.
Η ΑΠΟΚΑΘΗΛΩΣΗ

7.00μ.μ..-10.30μ.μ.
ΕΠΙΤΑΦΙΟΣ ΘΡΗΝΟΣ
ΕΓΚΩΜΙΑ, ΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ ΕΠΙΤΑΦΙΟΥ

ΜΕΓΑ ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ
30

7.00π.μ.-9.30π.μ.
ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΜΕΤΑ ΤΗΣ Θ. ΛΕΤΟΥΡΓΙΑΣ
ΤΟΥ Μ. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΥ
ΣΤΟΝ ΣΟΛΕΑ ΕΠΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΥΒΟΥΚΛΙΟΥ
ΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΤΑΦΙΟΥ
11.00μμ.-1.55πμ.
Προκαταρκτικά, Ἀναστάσιμη Θεία
Λειτουργία.

ΑΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ
ΜΕΓΑΛΗ
ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΟΥ
ΠΑΣΧΑ
1 MAIOY

ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΤΗΣ
ΑΓΑΠΗΣ
Στόν Ἅγιο
Γεώργιο
5.30 μ.μ.

Ὑπό τοῦ Θεοφιλεστάτου
Ἐπισκόπου μας κ.κ.
Νικάνδρου

Ἦχος πλ. α΄

Σιγησάτω πᾶσα σάρξ βροτεία καί στήτω μετά φόβου καί τρόμου
καί μηδέν γήϊνον ἐν ἑαυτῆ λογιζέσθω, ὁ γάρ βασιλεύς τῶν
βασιλευόντων καί Κύριος τῶν Κυριευόντων προσέρχεται
σφαγιασθῆναι καί δοθῆναι εἰς βρῶσιν τοῖς πιστοῖς, προηγοῦνται
δέ τούτου οἱ χοροί τῶν ἀγγέλων μετά πάσης ἀρχῆς καί ἐξουσίας,
τά πολυόμματα Χερουβίμ καί τά ἑξαπτέρυγα Σεραφίμ, τάς ὄψεις
καλύπτοντα καί βοῶντα τόν ὕμνον, Ἀλληλούϊα, ἀλληλούϊα,
ἀλληλούϊα. (Ἀντί Χερουβικοῦ).
Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι προσκυνήσωμεν ἅγιον Κύριον
Ἰησοῦν τόν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τόν Σταυρόν σου Χριστέ
προσκυνοῦμεν, καί τήν ἁγίαν σου Ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καί
δοξάζομεν, Σύ γάρ εἶ Θεός ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν,
τό ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν.
Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί,
προσκυνήσωμεν τήν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν Ἀνάστασιν, ἰδοῦ γάρ
ἦλθε διά τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρά ἐν ὅλω τῶ κόσμω. Διά παντός
εὐλογοῦντες τόν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τήν Ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ,
Σταυρόν γάρ ὑπομείνας δι’ἡμᾶς, θανάτω θάνατον ὤλεσεν.
Ἀναστάς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπό τοῦ τάφου, καθώς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν
τήν αἰώνιον ζωήν καί μέγα ἔλεος.