Saturday, April 7, 2018

VIDEO: Great and Holy Friday liturgy at St. Elias Church

For those who have never experienced the beauty of the liturgies of the Eastern churches, we offer this video of the Great and Holy Friday liturgy at Saint Elias the Prophet Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Brampton ON, in the Eparchy of Toronto. Recorded in 2017, the video runs 1 hour 37 minutes.

This is the new church building, replacing the one which burned to the ground just before Easter of 2014. The interior is not yet complete, as it will take many years to create new icons to replace the beautiful old ones which were lost. But, as the pastor, Father Roman Galadza (you can hear him clearly in the video) always says, the church is not the building but the people, and the people are there, stronger and more numerous than ever. It is particularly heartening to see so many young people taking part if the celebrations of the death and Resurrection of Our Lord.

Easter services continue today and tomorrow. Click here to view the schedule and a message from Father Galadza on the church website.


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