SCHEDULE OF SERVICES for PALM SUNDAY, HOLY WEEK and EASTER – April 2017
APRIL 9 – 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 this, the faithful will be anointed and the willows distributed.
APRIL 10 – 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.
APRIL 13 – Great and Holy Thursday, Passion of Christ: Reading of the Twelve Gospels at 7:00 p.m.
APRIL 14 – Great and Holy Friday: Vespers and bringing out of the HOLY SHROUD (PLASHCHANYTSIA) at 7:00 pm.
APRIL 15 – Great and Holy Saturday: Acts of the Apostles at 6:00 pm. The Midnight Office (Polunoshnytsia) at 6:30 pm.
APRIL 16 – 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.
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.