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The Bridegroom Services

2019-03-27

On Palm Sunday evening the Services of Holy Week begin. The moment of truth had arrived. No longer did Jesus speak to the people in parables. He spoke openly and He confronted his enemies.

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in. (Mt. 23:13)

Now is the judgment of this worls, now shall the ruller of this world be cast out. (Jhn. 12:31)

From the Troparion of Monday, Tuesday and wednesday of the Holy Week:

Behold, the Bridegroom comes at midnight,

and blessed is the servant whom He shall find watching;

and again, unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless!

"The Bridegroom Services of Holy Week"

Dep. of Religious Edu. OCA