Archbishop Irénée Serves Holy Saturday in Chilliwack

April 27, 2019

On Great and Holy Saturday, His Eminence, Archbishop Irénée served the Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil the Great at the Holy Apostles Mission in Chilliwack, BC.

His Eminence was greeted by Parish Council President Andrew Janzen, and by the Parish Priest, Father Matthew Francis. Archpriest Richard Rene, a local prison chaplain, also served. Church singing was led by Matushka Krista Francis.

Prior to the beginning of the Liturgy, Vladyka Irénée tonsured Craig (Terence) Yendall as a Reader and ordained him as a Subdeacon, for the service of the Church.

Faithful of the Holy Apostles Mission, including many youth, took turns reading the 15 appointed Old Testament readings.

Vladyka Irénée distributed Holy Communion to the faithful. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, His Eminence offered words of spiritual encouragement to the Holy Apostles Mission community.

Following the veneration of the Holy Shroud, the traditional repast of bread and dried fruit was blessed, and the faithful had the opportunity to visit with their Archpastor, Vladyka Irénée.