A Short List of the Bright Week Do’s & Don’ts

How long have I been doing this, and yet I still didn’t remember (or didn’t know) all the stuff in Orthodixie‘s list of Bright Week practices?


During Bright Week, our prayers in church and at home are sung and not read as we sing all week the feast of the risen Christ: Christ is risen!

During Bright Week, we do not read from the psalter at home or in church for the prophecies have been fulfilled: Christ is risen!

During the entire Paschal season there is no prostrating or kneeling permitted in church or at home for we stand with the resurrected Christ: Christ is risen! [Ha! I did remember that one. Hooray!]

During the Paschal season we begin all of our prayers at home and in church by singing the troparion of Pascha: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!”

During the Paschal season and extending to Pentecost, we do not pray “O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth…” for the Comforter comes on Pentecost. Christ is risen!

That last one is harder than it sounds. You know how it is when you’re doing the Trisagion Prayers first thing in the morning. If I don’t do “O Heavenly King,” I may just sit there for a three or four minutes not being able to think what comes next.

Source: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/thissideofglory/2006/04/24/bright-week-dos-donts/