OF HONG AND SOUTH EAST ASIA
ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL OF SAINT LUKE
HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA 2021
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Palm Sunday - April 25
10.00 am Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
11.00 am Bridegroom Service
On this day, Palm Sunday, we celebrate the resplendent and glorious feast of the entry of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Holy and Great Wednesday - April 28
19.00 pm Sacrament of the Holy Unction
On great and holy Wednesday, as the most divine fathers ordained, we commemorate the harlot who anointed the Lord's feet with fragrant ointment, since this occurred shortly before the saving Passion.
Holy Unction Service with Niptiras Service
Holy and Great Thursday - April 29
19.00 pm Service of the Holy Passions (12 Gospels)
On holy and great Thursday the godly Fathers, who have arranged all things well, received from the divine Apostles and the sacred Gospels and in turn handed down to us, that today we should celebrate four things: the sacred Washing of Feet, the Mystical Supper (that is, the tradition of what we know as the awesome Mysteries of Holy Communion), the High Priestly Prayer, and finally the Betrayal itself.
Holy Passion Service
Holy and Great Friday - April 30
19.00 pm Epitaphios Service (Lamentations)
On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ: the spitting, the blows, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nails, the spear, and above all, the Cross and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes. Also the saving confession on the cross of the grateful Robber who was crucified with Him.
Holy and Great Saturday - May 01
20.00 pm The Glorious Resurrection and the Liturgy of Pascha
On great and holy Saturday, we celebrate the burial of the divine Body and the descent into Hades of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through which He recalled our human race from corruption and passed it over into life eternal.
All the Services will be held at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke, 704 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong.
There is no prescribed number who can attend ordinary worship but according to the amended Cap. 599G, religious gatherings held at any premises constructed or regularly used as a place of worship (including a church, monastery or nunnery, mosque, synagogue or temple) will be exempted from prohibition of group gathering starting from 1st April, on the conditions that measures must be in place for restricting the number of participants in the activity to not more than 30% of the number of persons that may normally be accommodated on the premises and no food or drink is served (except food or drink as part of a religious ritual).
We ask for your cooperation to keep everyone safe:
1. If you are ill or have a fever, do NOT attend service.
2. The laity must wear a facemask or similar covering of the mouth and nose at all times.
3. Once the Liturgy is concluded, the faithful should leave the church compound and avoid socialising.
4. Before entering the church compound, the faithful are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code. The information collected will be kept for 31 days and will solely be used by the Government for contact tracing purposes in preventing further spread of the virus.
An Announcement for Non Orthodox Visitors
Non Orthodox visitors cannot be accomodated at the Services of Holy Passion (Holy Thursday evening, 19.00 pm), at the Epitaphios Service (Holy Friday evening, 19.00 pm) and at the Pascha Services (Holy Saturday night, 20.00 pm).
Locate Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral
Address: 3 Arbuthnot Road, 704 Universal Trade Center, Central, Hong Kong
MTR Central Station, Exit "D1"
Public bus, route no. 12M, 13, 23A and 40M
Green light bus, route no. 10A & 10B
Blessed Holy Week and Pascha!