Russia’s famous Solovki Monastery now livestreaming services

Solovetsky, Russia, April 14, 2020     

For those who have always wanted to pray at the historic Holy Transfiguration-Solovki Monastery in Russia, you can now join in the monastery’s prayers via their livestream.

The monastery began broadcasting the services from the Holy Trinity Cathedral yesterday, April 13, due to the current quarantine measures connected with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the monastery’s website.

The livestreams and archive of previous services are available on the monastery’s YouTube page. The monastery also asks that users subscribe to their page.

The monastery’s schedule for Holy Week and Pascha is as follows (times indicated are the local monastery time followed by Eastern Standard Time).

Holy Wednesday: 7:00 AM (12:00 AM) Hours, Typica, Presanctified Liturgy; 6:00 PM (11:00 AM) Small Compline, Matins, 1st Hour

Holy Thursday: 1:00 AM (6:00 PM Wednesday) Hours, Typica, Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great; 6:00 PM (11:00 AM) Small Compline, Matins with the 12 Gospel readings

Holy Friday: 7:00 AM (12:00 AM) Royal Hours, Typica; 2:00 PM (7:00 AM) Unnailing Vespers; 11:00 PM (4:00 AM) Matins w/ Cross procession, 1st Hour

Holy Saturday: 8:00 AM (1:00 AM) Hours, Typica, Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great; 6:45 PM (11:45 AM) Rule for Communion; 8:00 PM (1:00 PM) Reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles; 11:00 PM (4:00 PM) Nocturns

Holy Pascha: 12:00 AM (5:00 PM Saturday) Cross procession, Paschal Matins, Paschal Hours, Paschal Liturgy; 7:00 PM (12:00 PM) Paschal Hours, Vespers, Matins, Paschal Hours

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