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The Lord's Day Schedule
Sunday
9:40am - Hours and Divine Liturgy

The Third and Sixth Hours of Prayer, immediately followed by the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

  
Saturday
5:00pm - Evening Vigil & Confessions

The Vigil consists of Vespers, Matins and First Hour.  It is the beginning to the Lord's Day in the Orthodox Church

  

Unless otherwise noted on our popup calendar at left, or our list-view of services and events below, we hope to see you for Vigil on Saturday evenings, and the Hours and Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings.

 

Schedule of Services & Events for Great Lent through Pascha 2019

All services & events are at church unless otherwise specified. Schedule subject to change.

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3/1  - Friday - 6:30 PM Matins & 1st Hour - All the names of the parish faithful departed will be read aloud at this service
3/2 - Saturday - 8:40 AM Meatfare Saturday - Hours & Divine Liturgy for the Faithful Departed

3/2 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
3/3 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Metaphor Sunday - The Remembrance of the Dread Judgment— The St. Juliana Sisterhood will prepare for the parish a traditional blini luncheon - Contributions are requested which will go to the support of the sisterhood - The last Sunday before Pascha wherein the Faithful may eat meat

This week is called “Cheesefare” during which the faith may partake of fish and dairy products every day

3/4 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting

3/6 - Wednesday 7:00 PM Prayer Service (Moleben) to the Holy Blessed Xenia

3/7 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal

3/9 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
3/10 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Cheesefare Sunday - Forgiveness Sunday - The last day before Pascha wherein the faithful may eat dairy products

3/10 – Sunday 6:30 PM “Forgiveness” Vespers – In this service, the faithful gather to ask forgiveness of one another to properly prepare for a holy observance of the fast – All Orthodox Faithful should attend

Monday morning 3/11 begins the Great Fast – Consult your calendars for the rule of the great fast for each day, also consult with one of the priests

3/11 – Monday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

3/12 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

3/13 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

3/14 – Thursday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – a brief choir rehearsal follows the service

3/15 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
3/16– Saturday 8:40 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy – First Saturday of Great Lent – Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit

3/16 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
3/17 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The First Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of Orthodoxy – Immediately following Liturgy will be the Moleben for the Conversion of Those in Error

Cancelled 3/20 - Wednesday 6:30 PM 9th Hour, Vespers and Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

3/21 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal

3/22 - Friday 6:30 PM 9th Hour, Vespers and Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts for the Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste

3/23 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
3/24 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Second Sunday of Great Lent - St. Gregory Palamas

3/27 - Wednesday 6:30 PM 9th Hour, Vespers and Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

3/28 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal

3/30 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
3/31 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Third Sunday of Great Lent - Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord

4/3 - Wednesday 6:30 PM 9th Hour, Vespers and Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

4/4 - Thursday 7 to 9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/6 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/7 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent - The Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos - One of the 12 great feasts of the Church

4/8 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting

4/10 - Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins with the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - The Life of St. Mary of Egypt is read

4/11 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/13 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/14 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent - St. Mary of Egypt

4/17 - 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

4/18 - Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/19 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/20 – 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

4/20 – Saturday 5:00 PM All-Night Vigil
4/21 – 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

4/21– Sunday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Monday

4/22 – Monday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Tuesday

4/23 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Wednesday

4/24 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/25 – 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

4/25 – 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

4/26 – 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

4/26 – 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

4/26 – 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

4/27 – 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, Reader Nicholas Baumann

4/27 – 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 choir director, Reader Nicholas Baumann

Paschal foods will be blessed before the Midnight Office, and, if needed, after the Paschal Liturgy.

4/27 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
4/28 – 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!

4/28 – Sunday 1:00 PM Paschal Vespers followed by a festive reception and pot luck meal – 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

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