Holy Week and Pascha 2017 - 04/16/17

Because we don't currently have a building, Bridegroom Matins on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were held at the Edward's Educational Services building on N. Henry Street where we have also been celebrating Saturday Vespers and weekday services while without a church building. The great generosity of the Edwards family made this possible.  On Holy Wednesday, liturgical items were transported from the N. Henry Street property and our storage unit and a chapel was set up at the Hampton Inn on Rt. 1 in Alexandria. The hotel was kind enough to allow us to have exclusive use of the room and keep the chapel set up through Bright Monday! While we will be very happy to have a physical church building for Holy Week and Pascha next year, the services at the hotel were both prayerful and beautiful. As Father Michael pointed out on Great and Holy Saturday, we will look back at this time in 50 years and remember it as a wonderful time in our history!

Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Wednesday: Matins and Holy Unction
Holy Thursday: Passion Gospels
Holy Thursday: Passion Gospelsa
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Old testament readings
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Old testament readings
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Old testament readings
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Old testament readings
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- The Gospel reading
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Processing with the shroud from the altar to the tomb
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Processing with the shroud from the altar to the tomb
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Processing with the shroud from the altar to the tomb
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Processing with the shroud from the altar to the tomb
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment- Fr. Joseph, retired, speaking after Vespers
Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and Entombment
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- Procession with the shroud
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- Procession with the shroud
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- Procession with the shroud
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- Procession with the shroud
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- The Reading from Ezekiel
Great and Holy Friday: Matins and The Praises- The Matins Gospel
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- The Little Entrance
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- The Gospel
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings-The choir
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Blessing baskets
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings-Blessing Baskets
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Following the Vesperal Liturgy and before Nocturns was celebrated, Fr Michael sat with all present to speak about the future of the mission and the importance of Holy Saturday in the life of the church.
Great and Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy and Old Testament Readings- Following the Vesperal Liturgy and before Nocturns was celebrated, Fr Michael sat with all present to speak about the future of the mission and the importance of Holy Saturday in the life of the church.
Great and Holy Saturday: Nocturns- "For I shall arise!"
Great and Holy Saturday: Nocturns- "For I shall arise!"
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- Fr. Joseph Woodill, retired, reading the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- Fr. Joseph Woodill, retired, reading the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- The Epistle reading
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- The Gospel in two languages
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- Blessing baskets
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- Blessing the people
Pascha: Matins and Divine Liturgy- Blessing the people
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Pascha: Paschal Vespers and cookout at the Woodill home- Fr. Joseph served Paschal Vespers for all present before blessing the food and beginning the 3rd annual cookout
Bright Monday: Divine Liturgy