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Archpastoral Message

Archpastoral message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Great Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha Articles

This service is known as the Vesper Service of Great Friday commonly known as the Apokathelosis. This Vespers service concludes the remembrance of the events of the Lord's Passion, and leads us towards watchful expectation as we contemplate the mystery of the Lord's descent into Hades.