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Sacraments & Services

Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist Holy Eucharist is the most sublime Sacrament of our Church, the Mystery of Mysteries, the Sacrament of Sacraments. It is the eternal Sacrament whose value is incomprehensible and incalculable, and whose position in the worship of our Church is unique. The Eucharist is the centre of the Church’s life. It is the completion …

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Baptism

Holy Baptism is one of the four compulsory sacraments of the Orthodox Church which sanctifies and gives strength to the faithful. When one enters the baptismal font they are not only cleansed from sin, but also reborn through God’s Grace. This death and resurrection is real, as they literally die to the old person and …

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Marriage

The sacrament of marriage, or crowning, is performed by the bishop, or priest, to a man and a woman who – being blessed with love and mutual respect – want to share their lives as husband and wife. Their commitment is expressed by the rings they exchange and by partaking from the ‘common cup’. In …

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Confession & Communion

The Mystery of Confession Why do we confess? God is the source of all life and joy. Our separation from His life, from the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, inevitably leads us to corruption, despair and death. In coming into this world and becoming one of us, God the …

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Death, Mourning & Eternal Life

The Trisagion Service for the Departed The “Trisagion Service” is a brief service that is chanted and performed by the priest for a person who has died. The service is often performed at the following times: • Just after the person has died, in the home or hospital. • On the evening before the Funeral …

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Other Sacraments

Holy Orders During his ministry Jesus appointed the twelve apostles to continue his Work. ‘And he went up on the mountain and called to him those he himself wanted. And they came to him. Then he appointed twelve, that they might be with him and that he might sent out to preach and to have …

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