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Schedule of Services & Events from Holy Week through Pentecost

All services & events are at church unless otherwise specified

3/28 – Wednesday 6:30 PM General Unction for the Parish – The great mystery (sacrament) of Holy Unction is the Orthodox healing service – It is most often used for the very ill, but is done once a year at this time for baptized Orthodox Christians for general healing and to cleanse forgotten sins.  The service of Holy Unction is not a substitute for confession

3/29 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

3/30 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
3/31 – 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

3/31 – Saturday 5:00 PM All-Night Vigil
4/1 – 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

4/1– Sunday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Monday

4/2 – Monday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Tuesday

4/3 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour – Bridegroom Service for Great & Holy Wednesday

4/4 - Wednesday 10:00 AM - God willing, Justinian Johnson will be baptized

4/4 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour
4/5 – 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

4/5 – 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
4/6 – 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
4/6 – 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

4/6 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour of Great & Holy Saturday & for the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary  – 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
4/7 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours, Vespers & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil for Great & Holy Saturday and the Annunciation – There are many scripture readings during this service – if you wish to take part, speak with the Choir Director, Elena Swensen

4/7 – 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.
4/7 – Saturday 11:30 PM Midnight Office for Holy & Great Saturday
4/8 – 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!

4/8 – Sunday 1:00 PM Paschal Vespers
4/8 – 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

4/12 – Thursday 7-9PM Choir Rehearsal

4/14 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/15 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The Second Sunday of Pascha – St. Thomas Sunday

4/16 – Monday 6:30PM Paschal Memorial Service followed by the Parish Council Meeting Cancelled

4/19 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/21 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/22 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy – 3rd Sunday of Pascha – Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women & Sts. Joseph of Arimathea & Nicodemus

4/23 - Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting

4/26 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

4/28 – 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
4/29 – 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – 4th Sunday of Pascha – Sunday of the Paralytic
4/29 – 1:00 PM Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt at St. Joseph’s Chapel

5/3 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

5/5 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
5/6 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The 5th Sunday of Pascha – The Sunday of Samaritan Woman - Holy Great Martyr George

5/10 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

5/12 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
5/13 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The 6th Sunday of Pascha – The Sunday of the Blind Man - Mothers’ Day!  Men of the parish are responsible for the meal this day

5/14 – Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting.

5/16 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Evening Vigil
5/17 – Thursday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – The Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ – One of the 12 great feasts of the Church

5/18 - Thursday No Choir Rehearsal

5/19 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
5/20 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy – 7th Sunday of Pascha – The Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

5/22 - Tuesday 7:00 PM Moleben and Akathist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra and Lycia

5/24 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

5/25 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & 1st HourThe names of all the faithful departed of the parish will be read aloud
5/26 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

5/26 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil
5/27 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Pentecost – the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles – One of the 12 great feasts of the Church

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