Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Collect for the Wednesday of Holy Week

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Give us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Holy Week and Easter Schedule at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Washington St and Union Park, in Boston's South End

6:30 PM – 8 PM Confessions (Lower Church)
7:30 PM Office of Tenebrae
Sung Service of Psalms, Lamentations, Responsories and Canticles

7:30 PM Bilingual Mass
Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap., Celebrant
7:30 PM The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday – Latin (Lower Church)
11:30 PM Sung Night Prayer

April 2nd, GOOD FRIDAY
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
3:00 PM Liturgy of Good Friday with Cardinal O’Malley
7:00 PM Liturgia en Español y procesión con el Cardenal O’Malley
7:30 PM Veneration of the Cross and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified-Latin
(Lower Church)

9:00 AM Preparation Rites
8:00 PM Easter Vigil
Service of Light, Salvation History, Baptisms,
Baptismal Renewal, Confirmations, and First Mass of Easter

8:00 AM Mass in English (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
9:30 AM Misa en Español
11:00 AM Latin Mass (Lower Church)
11:30 AM Mass in English
Cathedral Parish Choir, Organ, Brass and Tympani

Holy Week and Easter at the Congregation of St. Athanasius in Boston

Good Friday Liturgy,
April 2nd, at 7.30 p.m.

Great Easter Vigil, Saturday,
April 3, at 7.30 p.m.

the Anglican Use Congregation of St. Athanasius gathers at St. Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston Street (Route 9). Tel: 617-738-5214

Park either in the church parking lot behind the Church, off of Reservoir Rd.

Directions by Car: From the North or South: Route 128 to Route 9. At signal for Reservoir Road, take right; Church parking lot is a short distance on left.

From Boston: From Stuart/Kneeland St., turn left onto Park Plaza. Drive for 0.2 miles. Park Plaza becomes St James Avenue. Drive for 0.3 miles. Turn slight left onto ramp. Drive for 0.1 miles. Go straight on Route-9. Drive for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Heath Street. Drive for 0.1 miles. Go straight on Reservoir Road. Drive for 0.1 miles. Parking lot is on your right.

Directions by Public Transportation: Green line to Kenmore Square terminal. Bus #60, has a stop in front of the Church. The Church is a 15-minute walk from the Cleveland Circle Green Line station or a 15-minute walk from Reservoir (D) Green Line station on Chestnut Hill Ave.

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Collect for the Tuesday of Holy Week

O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Collect for the Monday of Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Zito H Ellada!

On March 25th 1821 Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the flag of revolution at the monastery of Agia Lavra near Kalavrita and the battle cry of "Freedom or Death" becomes the motto of the revolution. The date was auspicious as it is the Annunciation of the Theotokos, the day that the Archangel Gabriel announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would bear a child. In Boston, Greek Independence Day will also be celebrated exactly a month later, April 25, 2010, with the 16th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade. the theme this year is "Celebrating 2500 of the Battle of Marathon" where the Greeks defeated the Persians in 490 B.C.

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