Holy Week Schedule (2017)

Eve of Lazarus Saturday, Friday April 7
6:00 PM,
Vespers of Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday, April 8
9:00 AM,
Divine Liturgy, followed by pancake brunch.

.                    Children will help assemble palms and branches.
6:00 PM, Vigil of Palm Sunday.
.                    Blessing of palms and willows.

Palm Sunday: The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem, April 9
10:00 AM,
Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM, Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Monday, April 10
6:30 PM,
Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Tuesday, April 11
6:30 PM,
Bridegroom Matins

Great and Holy Wednesday, April 12
6:30 PM,
Matins for Holy Thursday

Great and Holy Thursday, April 13
3:30 PM,
Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil.

.                     Remembrance of our Lord’s Last Supper.
.                     Potluck meal to follow
7:00 PM,  Matins of Holy Friday.

.                     Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.

Great and Holy Friday, April 14
Royal Hours

3:00 PM,  Vespers of Holy Friday (“Unnailing Vespers”)
.                      Following the Vespers, we need volunteers to make red eggs,
.                      and with setting up the tables for our Agape Feast at Pascha.
.                      A light Lenten meal will be provided.

7:00 PM,   Matins of Holy Saturday
.                      The Lamentations, and procession with the burial shroud.

.                       Following Matins:  reading of Psalms before the Tomb.

The Blessed Sabbath: Great and Holy Saturday, April 15
7:00 AM,
  Reading of Psalms before the Tomb.
9:00 AM,   Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil. Fifteen Old Testament readings.
.                       Followed by the early blessing of Food Baskets.
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM,  Reading of the Acts of the Apostles before the Tomb


**** HOLY PASCHA ****
•  Saturday, April 15
11:30 PM,
Nocturnes, Matins with Procession, Divine Liturgy.
.                      Blessing of baskets, and the parish Agape Meal.

•  Sunday, April 16
12:00 Noon, Paschal Vespers.
.                         Followed by an Easter egg hunt for children!


Bright Monday, April 17
9:00 AM,
Divine Liturgy & Procession
.                    Followed by a reception in the Social Hall.

Bright Thursday, April 20
Paschal Vespers