Thursday, January 02, 2020

Byzantine Epiphany Liturgies in Minneapolis

St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will hold the following ceremonies for the upcoming feast of the Theophany of the Lord. The church is located at 2215 3rd Street NE.

Saturday, January 4th: Great Vespers at 4:30pm, preceded by Confessions.
Sunday, January 5th: Confessions at 8:30am, Third Hour at 9:15, followed by the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. At 4pm, Great Vespers, and the Great Blessing of the Waters (this service also includes a series of Old Testament prophecies, similar to those of the Easter vigil, but much shorter), followed by Holy Supper at 5:30, and Great Compline with Litia at 7. (Great Compline is a rather longer version of Compline, said on penitential days, with some very beautiful chants added to it; Litia is a solemn blessing of bread, wine and oil.)
Monday, January 6th: Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great, at 10am. (This longer form of the Eucharistic liturgy, which was originally said every Sunday, is now used only on a small number of penitential days, one such being the vigil of the Epiphany; but if the vigil falls on a Sunday, the Liturgy of Basil is said on the feast instead.)

From our second photopost of Epiphany 2018: the vessels of water set up and decorated for the great blessing at this church.

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