Holy (Altar) Table Consecration - 10/02/21

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, His Grace Andriy, Bishop of Toronto and the Eastern Eparchy celebrated the Great Consecration of the Holy Table and the Temple. 

A booklet prepared explaining the Altar Consecration. click here

Friday, October 1, 2021 - According to tradition a temporary Holy Table was set up before the Iconastas to celebrate Vespers.
The Holy Relics of Great Martyr George stand before the icon of Christ on the iconastas to be placed in the Holy Table.
Friday, October 1, 2021 Vespers was celebrated with the Lesser Blessing of Water
Parish Priest Fr. Gregory co-celebrated by Fr. Stavros and Fr. Lubomyr
The Lesser blessing of Water, to be used at the consecration the following morning.
The Sanctuary (Altar) set up for the consecration.
The items which will be used for the consecration along with items that will be placed onto the newly consecrated table.
Greeting of His Grace Bishop Andriy, Saturday, October 2, 2021
The inscription which is written onto the Altar Table to be signed by the Bishop and co-celebrating Priests
Signing of the Altar Table
His Grace reading one of the many prayers of consecration.
The Holy Table.
Reading prayer before the relics.
Cross Procession around the temple with the relics of St. George.
The cantors
Reading prayers of Entrance with the Holy Relics
Placing of the Intitia (Carved covering) over the Holy Table
Reading another prayer of consecration
Anointing the walls with Holy Myrrh
Beginning of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Reading of the Holy Gospel
Great Entrance
Conclusion of the Divine Liturgy
The new Holy (Altar) Table