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All-Night Vigil

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An '''All -Night Vigil''' consists (Greek: αγρυπνία - ''agrypnia'', "without sleeping"; Slavonic: ''Vsenoshnoe Bdenie'') is a combination of multiple services whose makeup varies significantly according to regional and local tradition. In the Byzantine tradition, the service lasts through the night, consisting of the entire liturgical cycle, culminating in the [[Divine Liturgy]]. In Slavic tradition, it does not last all night but normally includes [[Vespers]] (or [[Great Compline]]), [[Matins]] and the [[Hours|First Hour]], and it is the standard Saturday evening service. When the Vigil is celebrated, the particular [[rubrics]] for its constituent services are altered. One of the unique characteristics of the Vigil is that [[Vespers|Small Vespers]] (different from both Daily and Great Vespers) is served earlier in the evening (usually this service is only done in cathedrals and monasteries, however). This practice originated so that the monks could observe a shorter form of vespers at the canonical time (sunset), have their evening meal, and then later begin the All-Night Vigil (which includes the fuller form of Vespers). Additionally, the inclusion of the Litia and Artoklasia has as its purpose the sustenance of the faithful as they attend a service which may last eight or more hours through the night, when done in the full traditional manner. ==Byzantine practice==In Byzantine practice, the All-Night Vigil includes Great [[Vespers]] including [[Litia]] and [[Artoklasia]], [[Orthros]], the First Hour, Third Hour, and Sixth Hour, followed by the [[Divine Liturgy]] being . If the Divine Liturgy is celebrated in sequence one immediately following , the otherFirst through Sixth Hours may be omitted. Such a service takes place  Because of its great length, the All-Night Vigil is rarely celebrated in [[parish]]es, but it is done in the late evening prior to a some places, especially for major [[feast day]]s. It is commonly celebrated in [[monastery|monasteries]], usually a however, especially for the [[Great Feasts|Great Feast Day]] and lasts until the early morning hourspatronal feast of the community.  ==Russian practice==In Russian practice, the All-Night Vigil is the standard Saturday evening service and usually consists of [[Vespers]], [[Matins]], and the [[Hours|First Hour]]—though on certain feasts, it includes [[Great Compline]] instead of Vespers. In [[parish]]es, Vigils are less strenuous than those conducted in the [[monastery|monasteries]], but the structure remains the same. The Vespers usually often contains a [[litiaLitia]] with the blessing of the bread—this is always the case on [[Great Feasts]]. The differences between the more rigorous practice and general parish practice are that the latter contains some abbreviations, while the former is usually chanted to slower melodies and also includes additional readings that are done at certain places in the service. Between A less rigorous practice is to stop the Vigil after the Vespers First Hour, then to resume with the Third and Sixth Hours the Orthrosfollowing morning, followed immediately by the liturgy. In the more rigorous practice, the Hours continue without such a short break. == External links ==*[ The All-Night Vigil, as a Reader Service]*[pericope Rubrics for the Vigil (Old Calendar)]*[ Handy Tools for the Vigil]*[ The All-Night Vigil, from ''Liturgics'', by Archbishop Averky] is read detailing *[ Liturgical Instructions for the nature of the feastVigil]*[ Abbridged Typikon: Vigil]*[ The All-Night Vigil, by Fr.Victor Potapov]
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