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Meditations for Holy Week: Dying and Rising with Christ
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Meditations for Holy Week: Dying and Rising with Christ


Ancient Faith Publishing 2014

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Combining liturgical and devotional insights with a warm, accessible style, Archimandrite Vassilios offers these meditations on the services of Holy Week—helping the reader enter fully into this most rich and intense period of the Christian year. Including many hymns and readings from the liturgies, he reflects on the “profound depth of these seven great and holy days of our Orthodox Church,” that offer reintroduction to “the very essence of Christian Orthodoxy.”

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Key Features

  • Introduces and reflects on each of the Holy Week services
  • Meditates on Holy Week themes
  • Includes selections of hymns and readings


  • A Guide to Great and Holy Week
  • Part I: The Bridgeroom Service
    • The Fruits of Repentance
    • The Noble Joseph
    • A Litany of Woes
    • Increase Your Talent of Grace
    • Judas and the Harlot
    • For Healing of Soul and Body
  • Part II: The Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection
    • The Eleventh Commandment
    • The Humble King
    • The Suffering Servant and the King of Glory
    • The Royal Hours and the Deposition
    • Life in the Tomb
    • The Descent into Hades and the Resurrection
    • The Great and Holy Sabbath
    • Proclaim the Good News

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About Vassilios Papavassiliou

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He was born in London in 1977 and holds degrees in pastoral and social theology, classics, and Byzantine music. He is the author of Meditations for Great Lent, Meditations for Advent, Thirty Steps to Heaven, and Journey to the Kingdom: An Insider’s Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church and numerous articles on Christian Orthodox faith and theology.