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Bridegroom, Bridegroom Matins, Byzantine Basics, Pascha, Scripture, The Great Fast -

The church celebrates Bridegroom Matins during the first three days of Holy Week. Each day has a slightly different theme.

Each day of where we pray the Bridegroom Matins, we are called to deeper encounter with Jesus, deeper prayer, deeper holiness, deeper repentance.

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All Souls Saturday, Prayer, The Great Fast -

This Saturday, March 19th, is the third All-Soul's Saturday, where we commemorate the dead. Dokimos Olivia's currently reading a book about the Great Fast that talks about All Soul Saturday and was struck by this passage:

"Praying for the dead is an essential expression of the Church as love..."

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Clean Monday, The Great Fast -

Welcome, friends and family, to the Great Fast. We call today “Clean Monday”
as we begin this period of abstaining from certain foods but also, hopefully, being cleansed of sins and attachments.

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Forgiveness, Forgiveness Vespers, The Great Fast -

The vesper services next Sunday, February 27th, is forgiveness vespers. Forgiveness Vespers kicks off the Great Fast with many prayers about forgiveness.

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Gospels, Mercy, Prodigal Son, Reckless, The Great Fast -

Yesterday's Gospel of the Prodigal Son continues to lead us to the Great Fast.

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