In the Orthodox Church during Passion Week leading up to Pascha we have a service on Thursday evening called Matins of Holy Friday. During this service the priest reads 12 Passion Gospel Readings. Each is from one of the 4 gospels and we walk with Christ, step by step, from His last talk with his… Continue reading …and no one will take your joy from you!
Today is Great & Holy Thursday and tonight we will go to church to hear the 12 Passion Gospel readings during the matins service. It is so incredibly beautiful. there is a tradition of carrying your candles you held lit during the service, home with you and marking your doorways with a cross. It represents… Continue reading Back in Time