Bridegroom Orthros

Behold the Bridegroom: The Beginning of Holy Week

Apr 18, 2022

Join us for Bridegroom Orthros at 6:00 PM on Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, and Holy Tuesday evening at St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pensacola.

"Behold the Bridegroom cometh at midnight, and blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake. But he whom He shall find neglectful is verily unworthy. Behold therefore, my soul, beware lest thou fallest into deep slumber, and the door of the Kingdom be closed against thee, and thou be delivered unto death. But be thou wakeful crying: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God...." is the hymn we sing at this service celebrated on Palm Sunday evening, in anticipation, Holy Monday, and Holy Tuesday. In this hymn from Scripture, in which Christ is the Bridegroom and we are the servant, we are warned to be ready for Christ's coming by preparing our souls."

- From the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese website