Holy Wednesday, 4/8 (Της Αλειψάσης Τον Κύριον)

  • Sacrament of Holy Unction 3:00 pm
  • Orthros for Mystical Supper 7:00 pm (Sacrament of Holy Unction)

On Holy Wednesday evening it is customary for our Church to perform the Sacrament of Holy Unction and administer it to the faithful.

This Sacrament is one of the Seven Sacrament of our Church. Holy Wednesday evening is dedicated to repentance, confession and remission of sins so that the faithful can prepare themselves to receive Holy Communion the next day. At the conclusion of the service, the priest anoints the faithful with the Holy Oil, which is a visible carrier of the Grace of God, for the restoration of physical and spiritual health, saying “O Holy Father, Physician of our souls and bodies, have mercy, forgive and save your servant (name).”