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Schedule of Services & Events for April and the Beginning of May, 2017

All services & events are at church unless otherwise specified
Fasting before Pascha continues through Holy Saturday, 4/15

3/31 – Friday 6:40 PM Matins with the Reading of the Akathist to the Mother of God by St. Romanos the Melodist
4/1 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – The Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos

4/1 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/2 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent – The Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

4/5 – Wednesday 6:30 PM General Unction for the Parish – The great mystery (sacrament) of Holy Unction is the Orthodox healing service – It is for baptized Orthodox Christians for general healing and to cleanse forgotten sins. The service of Holy Unction is not a substitute for confession

4/6 – Thursday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil comprised of Great Compline, Matins and 1st hour
4/7 – Friday 8:40 AM 3rd, 6th & 9th Hours with Typica, Vespers and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom – The Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos – One of the 12 Great Feasts of the Church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

4/7 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/8 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Lazarus Saturday – After a brief agape meal, we will prepare the palms and pussy willows and generally clean and tidy up of the church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

4/8 – Saturday 5:00 PM All-Night Vigil
4/9 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy, the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday One of the 12 Great Feasts of the Church – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

4/9– Sunday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Monday

4/10 – Monday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Tuesday

4/11 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Wednesday

4/12 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/13 – Thursday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Thursday – Traditional time for all the faithful to participate in the Holy Mysteries – All read the final preparation prayers together immediately before reception – Anyone who has prepared (by repentance and confession) and received the Holy Mysteries today may continue to receive through Pascha without repeating confession

4/13 – Thursday 6:30 PM Matins for Holy & Great Friday – the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels – At the end, the faithful take home their lighted candles and make the sign of the Cross in the center of every doorway in the house

4/14 – Friday 9:00 AM Royal Hours of Great & Holy Friday
Set up and decoration of the table to hold the Epitaphion of the Lord is completed after the Royal Hours
4/14 – Friday 1:00 PM Vespers of Great & Holy Friday – the Veneration of the Tomb of Christ, represented by the Epitaphion – The image of the tomb of the Lord is brought out from the altar for veneration – There is no Divine Liturgy today – The faithful fast before the veneration as if in preparation for receiving the Holy Mysteries
4/14 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour of Great & Holy Saturday – Lamentations & Procession with the Epitaphion of Christ – The procession circumnavigates the building that holds our church following the Epitaphion (Plaschinitza), the image of the Lord’s life-giving tomb

4/15 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Saturday – There are many scripture readings during this service – if you wish to take part, speak with the Choir Director, Elena Swensen

4/15 – Saturday 10:30 PM Reading of the Acts of the Apostles – The custom is to read the Acts in as many languages as possible – If you wish to take part, please contact the coordinator, Cyril Shillenn
Paschal foods will be blessed before the Midnight Office, and, if needed, after the Paschal Liturgy.
4/15 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
4/16 – Sunday 12:00 AM Matins, Hours & Divine Liturgy – the Bright & Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Holy Pascha – Paschal Matins begins with the procession three times around the building and the proclamation of “Christ is Risen!” – We break the Lenten fast at the church directly after Divine Liturgy, consuming the blessed eggs and other feasting foods we have brought
Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!

4/16 – Sunday 1:00 PM Paschal Vespers
4/16 – Sunday after Vespers, beginning about 2:00 PM, a festive reception and pot luck meal at the Rectory – All are invited to attend – All are also welcome to bring a dish for all to share – Add your contribution to the sign up sheet and coordinate with Matushka Deborah Johnson

4/20 – Thursday 7-9PM Choir Rehearsal

4/21 - Friday 8:40 AM Matins and Divine Liturgy for Bright Friday, Mother of God, Life-Giving Spring, followed by a potluck agape meal.  You can sign up to bring your contribution here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca9a929a3fa7-potluck15

4/22 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/23 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The Second Sunday of Pascha – St. Thomas Sunday

4/24 – Monday 6:30PM Paschal Memorial Service followed by the Parish Council Meeting

4/27 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/29 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/30 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy – 3rd Sunday of Pascha – Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women & Sts. Joseph of Arimathea & Nicodemus

5/4 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

5/5 – Friday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil
5/6 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Holy Great Martyr, Trophy-bearer & Wonderworker George

5/6 – 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
5/7 – 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 4th Sunday of Pascha – Sunday of the Paralytic

 

 

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