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Holy and Glorious Pascha Celebration Second Day - Bright Monday or New Monday

Pascha
Cycle
Holy
and
Glor-
ious
Pascha
Vespers
of
Bright
Monday
Bright
Mon.
Bright
Week
Pascha
Sundays

 

All services in Great Week and on Pascha are moved ahead 12 hours.

The reason is probably to make the services more convenient for the people to attend.

Great and Holy Week or Pascha Cycle
Liturgical
Service
of what
Liturgical
Day
Held on
what
Calendar
Day
Time
held
  on Holy
and Glorious
Pascha
morning
Vespers
Agape
of
Bright
Monday
on Holy
and Glorious
Pascha
afternoon

 

Sundays of Pascha or Pascha Cycle
Sunday
of
Pascha
Sunday
after
Pascha
Day of
Pascha
NameApostolosGospelTone
1 1PaschaActs
1:1-9
Jn.
1:1-17
0
Bright
Monday
Vespers
 1  Jn.
20:19-25
0
Bright
Monday
 2New
Monday
Acts
1:12-17,
21-28
Jn.
1:18-28
0
Bright
Week
 2-7New
Week
manymany0

Bright Monday continues the celebration of Holy and Glorious Pascha. Bright Monday is the day after Holy and Glorious Pascha.

 

NameDay of
Pascha
Day after
Pascha
Tone
Pascha1 0
Bright Monday
New Monday
210
Bright Tuesday
New Tuesday
320
Bright Wednesday
New Wednesday
430
Bright Thursday
New Thursday
540
Bright Friday
New Friday
650
Bright Saturday
New Saturday
760

Trisagion Hymn is the Baptismal Hymn

During the Divine Liturgy, the Trisagion Hymn is the the Baptismal Hymn.

English

All of you who have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
As many as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Alleluia!
Arabic phonetic transliteration:
Antom ol-ladheen bli-Maseeh i'tamadtom al-Maseeh qad labistom, Allilouia
Greek Phonetic transliteration:
Ossi ees Christon evaptisthiteh, Christon enedheesasthen, Allilouia

Liturgical Cycle

From Holy and Glorious Pascha to Pentecost , Sunday is the first day of the Liturical week. In the remainder of the year, Sunday is the last day of the Liturgical week.

Each Sunday and its weekdays have a different tone. The tones are in numberical success beginning with tone 1 on the Second Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha - Thomas Sunday or New Sunday or Bright Sunday.

Pascha Cycle

Bright Week or New Week is the week between Holy and Glorious Pascha and the Second Sunday of Holy and Glorious Pascha or First Sunday after Holy and Glorious Pascha or Sunday of Thomas or Bright Saturday or New Sunday.
Bright Week or New Week begins with the beginning of the Vespers of Bright Monday celebrated on Holy and Glorious Pascha about noon. Bright Monday is the day after Holy and Glorious Pascha.

How to determine when Pascha occurs

Date of Pascha

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Great Vespers

Pascal Greeting, Pascal Troparion, Feasting, the Doors and Curtains of the Ikonostasis are Open, Paschal Candle from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha until the beginning of the Vespers of the Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

For the Forty Days from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha (Feasts of Feasts) to the Great Feast of the Ascension, we celebrate the Holy and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead. By His death He has trampled upon death and given life to the world. By breaking down the gates of Hades, He has opened Heaven to all.

We greet each other by saying "Christ is risen! He is truly risen!" or "Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam! / Al Massihu Qam! Haqqan Qam!" or "Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!".

Also, we say "Glory to His Resurrection on the Third Day! We glorify His Resurrection on the Third Day!".

Finally, we sing the Troparion of Pascha repeatedly in the Divine Liturgy ("Christ is risen from the dead and by His death He has trampled upon death, and has given life to those who are in the tombs!"),

We feast for Forty Days! We do not fast, not even on Fridays. Fasting is forbidden.

The doors and curtains of the ikonostasis remain open. This action is to symbolize how Christ's Resurrection has opened Heaven.

The Paschal Candle, the first one lit by the New Light of Pascha, burns brightly on the Holy Table.

Standing from the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha until the Great Feast of Pentecost

We stand! We do not kneel. Kneeling is forbidden until the beginning of the Vespers of the Great Feast of Pentecost.

These prayers ask the Lord Jesus Christ to send the Holy Spirit also upon us, to empower us to do His will in all aspects of our lives. They are called the "Kneeling Prayers" because they mark the first time we kneel after the 50-day celebration of the Resurrection.

 

Sundays of Pascha or Pascha Cycle
Sunday
of
Pascha
Day
after
Sunday
of
Pascha
Sunday
after
Pascha
Day of
Pascha
NameApostolosGospelToneSaint
1 01PaschaActs
1:1-9
Jn.
1:1-17
0 
Bright
Monday
Vespers
  1   0 
Bright
Monday
Monday
after
Pascha
 2New
Monday
Acts
1:12-17,
21-28
Jn.
1:18-28
0 
Bright
Week
Mon. - Sat.
after
Pascha
 2-7New
Week
manymany0 
2 18Thomas
Sunday
Bright
Sunday
New
Sunday
Acts
5:12-20
Jn.
20:19-31
1Holy
Glorious
Apostle
Thomas
3 215Myrhh-
Bearing
Women
Acts
6:1-7
Mk.
15:43-16:8
2Perfume-
bearing
Woman
Mary
Magdalen,
Equal of
Apostles
4 322ParalyticActs
9:32-42
Jn.
5:1-15
3 
Mid
Pentecost
Wed.
after
4
Sunday
 25Middle
feast
Acts
14:6-18
Jn.
7:14-30
3 
5 429Samaritan
Woman
Acts
11:19-30
Jn.
4:5-42
4 
6 536Man Born
Blind
Acts
16:16-34
Jn.
9:1-38
5 
Great
Feast
Ascension
into
Heaven
Our Lord,
God and
Savior
Jesus
Christ
Thurs.
after
6
Sunday
 40th
day
Pascha

10
days
before
Pente-
cost
 Acts
1:1-12
Lk.
24:36-53
6Theotokos

Apostles
7 643Fathers
First
Ecumen-
ical
Council
Acts
20:16-18
27-36
Jn.
17:1-13
7 
2
Sat.
Dead
Sat.
after
7
Sunday
 49th
day
Pascha

1 day
before
Pente-
cost
     
8 750PentecostActs
2:1-11
Jn.
7:37-52,
8:12
8Theotokos

Apostles

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