Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holy and Great Thursday Resource Page

On Holy and Great Thursday, the Divine Fathers, who ordered all things aright, in succession to the Divine Apostles and the Sacred Gospels, have handed down to us the tradition of celebrating four events: the sacred Foot-washing, the Secret Supper (that is, the bestowal of the dread Mysteries), the preternatural Prayer, and the Betrayal itself.

Verses to the Foot-washing

God, Whose feet trod in Eden long ago in the afternoon,
Washeth the feet of His Disciples in the evening.

Verses to the Secret Supper

Twofold is the Supper: for it is the Passover of the Law
And the New Pascha, the Blood and Body of the Master.

Verses to the Preternatural Prayer

In Thy Prayer, O Christ, Thou didst show fear,
And let great drops of blood fall from Thy face,
Ostensibly avoiding death, but thereby deceiving the Enemy.

Verses to the Betrayal

What need have ye of swords and staves, O deceivers of the people,
To put to death Him Who is zealous to redeem the world?

Synaxarion For Holy and Great Thursday

Holy and Great Thursday: Scripture Readings

Holy and Great Thursday (Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos)

First Homily for Holy Thursday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Second Homily for Holy Thursday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Fifth and Sixth Homily for Holy Thursday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Eighth Homily for Holy Thursday (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Love and the Resurrection of Christ

"The Body of God Both Nourishes and Sanctifies Me"

The Holy Altar Today Becomes the Upper Room

Who Should Commune?

Last Supper, Mystical Supper or Secret Supper?

Holy Thursday Eucharistic Epistle Reading Chanted in Plagal of the Second

The Holy Communion of Judas and our Communion

Homily on the Betrayal of Judas (St. John Chrysostom)

Homily on the Betrayal of Judas (St. Cyril of Alexandria)

Homily On the Hand of the Betrayer (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

Questions About Judas Answered

The Betrayal of Judas

The Hanging of Judas in Orthodox Christian Art

The Burning of Judas in Greece

What Peter Should Have Said When He Denied Christ and Wept Bitterly (St. Maximos the Greek)

Why Did the Jews Who Came To Arrest Jesus Fall to the Ground When They Approached Him?

Barabbas in Orthodox Christian Art

The Last Two Days of Holy Week With Saint Paisios the Athonite

St. Mary of Egypt and Holy Thursday

The Red Eggs of Pascha

A Description of Greek Orthodox Easter in Jerusalem in 1915

2011 Patriarchal Foot Washing Ceremony In Jerusalem on Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday in Patmos - the Sacred Niptira

Holy Thursday in Patmos 2014 (photos + video)

Patmos: Its Monastery and Passion Play (1904)

Easter on the Island of the Apocalypse - Patmos (documentary)

The Sanctification of Holy Myrrh in the Orthodox Church

Ecumenical Patriarch Encyclical On the Sanctification of Holy Chrism

The 2012 Sanctification of the Holy Myrrh (video)

Orthodox Bulgaria Marks Holy Thursday

On the Mystery of Christ’s Obedience (Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra)

Epithets for the Passion of Christ

Meaningfully and Personally Sharing in the Passion, Cross and Resurrection of Christ

Holy Thursday Message From Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Φώτιος Κετσετζής: "Εξέδυσαν με..."

The Miracle of the Bleeding Gospel (April 27, 1989)

A Monastery of Five Widows and a Buddhist Who Became Orthodox

The Secret Supper, the Washing of the Feet, the Twelve Gospels, the Epitaphios and the Paschal Vigil

Holy Week Resource Page

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