Finding God in the silence of the Holy Week

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In the Orthodox Church, Holy Week is a very special liturgical time, a time of deep liturgical expression. Christ is the Bridegroom of the Church, bearing the marks of His suffering, yet preparing a marriage Feast for us in the day of His Resurrection.

Here is a live recording of the Bridegroom Matins services as chanted last year in the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Cathedral in Paris. This is a good example of a prayerful and mystical atmosphere at these evening services. They sing Alleluia and the Hymn of the Bridegroom (Behold, the Bridegroom)…

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