Readings for Holy Week and Pascha


The Very Reverend Thomas Hopko writes, “In the Orthodox Church the last week of Christ’s life is officially called Passion Week. In popular terminology it is called Holy Week. Each day is designated in the service books as ‘great and holy.’ There are special services every day of the week which are fulfilled in all churches. Earthly life ceases for the faithful as they ‘go up with the Lord to Jerusalem.’” (From The Orthodox Faith

In order to enrich the meaning of the services for the faithful throughout this eventful week, the editors at suggest the following readings: