Presanctified Liturgy

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Candles lighting the sanctuary with the prayers of the people
Presanctified Liturgy

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Come worship the Lord in the Spirit of holiness.

Pre-sanctified Liturgy — Wednesday 7:30pm

As the penitential capstone of a total fast, the faithful gather to receive the “food of immortality.” Holy Communion, which is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is the source and sustaining power of their spiritual effort. It is a divine gift which makes it possible for the faithful to know, to desire, and to strive for a “more perfect communion in the day without evening” of God’s Kingdom.

The elements of the Holy Communion served at this service were sanctified during the Eucharistic celebration on the preceding Sunday. The sections of the Liturgy that constitute the celebration, however, are omitted from the Pre-sanctified Liturgy, enabling the faithful to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which strengthens them in their spiritual struggle, while maintaining the pentitential spirit of the season.

Like all Orthodox worship, the Presanctified Liturgy follows a common pattern which allows the congregation to be totally immersed. The service consists of psalms, prayers and spiritual songs. Like all Orthodox services, the atmosphere is calm and soothing, using only human voices to return praise and thanksgiving to God. The tone and tenor of the prayers, chanting and music are deeply reverent and highly penitential, enabling and calling forth an attitude of deep repentence within the faithful.

Visitors are welcome to join the faithful in prayer and praise.


Pre-sanctified Liturgy services are conducted in the English language and are held in the Small Chapel of the Religious Centre at Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Parking in the University car parks is free after 7:00pm even in Permit Zones, but please take note of all signs regarding Loading Zones, No Standing and Disabled Parking—these restrictions apply and are enforced.

For directions to the Religious Centre click here 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm