SCHEDULE OF SERVICES for PALM SUNDAY, HOLY WEEK and EASTER – May 2013
APRIL 28 – Palm Sunday: Entry of Christ into Jerusalem . Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am. The pussy willows will be blessed at the end of the Holy Liturgy. Following their anointment, the willows will be distributed.
APRIL 29 – The beginning of HOLY WEEK: The final week before the observance of Christ’s Resurrection is known as the Holy Week or Passion Week. These are the holiest days of the year, a time for accentuated prayer and fasting. LET US DO WHATEVER WE CAN to observe this final week of the Great Lent.
MAY 2 – Great and Holy Thursday, Passion of Christ: Reading of the Twelve Gospels at 7:00 pm.
MAY 3 – Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and bringing out of the HOLY SHROUD (PLASHCHANYTSYA) at 7:00 pm.
MAY 4 - Great and Holy Saturday: Acts of the Apostles at 7:00 pm Polunoshnytsia at 8:00 pm.
MAY 5 - THE RADIANT RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST – HOLY PASCHA
7:00 A.M. PROCESSION TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH; PASCHAL MATINS; PASCHAL HOURS.
8:00 A.M. PASCHAL DIVINE LITURGY.
BLESSING OF PASCHAL BASKETS FOLLOWING THE DIVINE LITURGY.
EASTER FELLOWSHIP HOUR: On Easter Sunday, May 5, following the Blessing of Easter baskets, those who wish to remain and share a Fellowship Hour and their Easter basket foods with other worshipers are cordially invited to do so. There will be coffee served.
MAY 6 - Bright Monday 10:00 am. Divine Liturgy
MAY 7 - Bright Tuesday 10:00 am. Divine Liturgy
MAY 12 - Sunday after Pascha – THOMAS SUNDAY – ANTI – PASCHA. 10:00 am. Divine Liturgy.
MAY 19 - 3rd Sunday after Pascha. The Myrrh-bearing Women 10:00 am. Divine Liturgy
MAY 26 – PASCHAL DINNER ( Spilne Sviachene) following the Service in the Cathedral Auditorium and visit to gravesides at 2 pm.
For further information, contact Fr. Roman at 604-325-2639.