Holy Week 2016

The Holy Week of Pascha is central to the life of the church. The schedule for the services of Holy Week is as follows:

 As we approach Holy Week, the most spiritual week of the year, we wish to invite you to attend the Pascha services at St Mark's Church in Kensington, and follow the journey of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ to His Crucifixion and glorious Resurrection.

The timetable for the Pascha services at St Mark's Church is given below. We hope you can attend with us and reap the spiritual blessings of this holy week.

The Fathers of St Mark's Church,
Fr Antonious, Fr Serapion, and Fr Thomas

Pascha Service Timetable 2016

Last Friday of Lent
Friday 22nd April 
10:00 - 11:00   Matins Service11:00 - 12:30   Unction of the Sick Service
12:30 - 15:00   Divine Liturgy

Lazarus Saturday
Saturday 23rd April
08:30 - 10:30   Divine Liturgy
19:00 - 21:00   Palm Sunday Vespers Service

Palm Sunday
Sunday 24th April
08:00 - 09:30   Matins Service and Palm Procession
09:30 - 13:30   Divine Liturgy
13:30 - 14:30   General Funeral
16:30 - 20:00   Evening Pascha Service

Pascha Services
Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th April
11:30 - 14:30   Morning Pascha Service*
18:30 - 21:30   Evening Pascha Service

Covenant Thursday


Thursday 28th April
08:00 - 10:00   Matins Service
10:00 - 12:00   Morning Pacha Service
12:00 - 13:00   Lakkan (Water Blessing Service)
13:00 - 15:00   Divine Liturgy*
17:30 - 21:30   Evening Pascha Service

Good Friday
Friday 29th April
09:00 - 19:00   Pascha Service

Bright Saturday
Friday 29th / Saturday 30th April
23:00 - 05:30   Apocalypse Service
05:30 - 07:00   Divine Liturgy

Feast of the Resurrection
Saturday 30th April
18:30 - 19:00   Vespers Service
19:00 - 20:00   Matins Service
20:00 - 21:30   Offertory and Liturgy of the Word
21:30 - 22:00   Papal Message and Sermon
22:00 - 00:00   Divine Liturgy

Easter Monday
Monday 2nd May
06:00 - 08:00   Divine Liturgy

*There will be an aghapy meal after the morning services from Monday to Thursday.

+ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17 (NKJV) +

St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in London is one of the oldest Coptic churches in the lands of the immigration, and one of the first to be supported and cared for by our beloved patriarch, HH the late Pope Shenouda III.

  • St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
    Allen Street, Kensington
    London W8 6UX