Holy Week and Pascha Schedule 2015

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Saturday, April 4

  • 9:00 am — Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday followed by trapeza (meal)
  • After trapeza —  Palm cross folding, decorating church, and cleaning
  • 5:30 pm — Vigil for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5

  • 10:00 am — Divine Liturgy followed by trapeza (meal)
  • 1:45 pm (approximately) — Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday

Monday, April 6

  • 6:30 pm — Vigil for the Feast of Annunciation

Tuesday, April 7

  • 10:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast of Annunciation followed by trapeza (meal)
  • 6:30 pm — Bridegroom Matins for Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, April 8

  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Holy Thursday

Thursday, April 9

  • 9:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Thursday followed by trapeza (meal)
  • After trapeza — Dyeing red Pascha Eggs
  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Great and Holy Friday with the 12 Passion Gospel Readings

Friday, April 10

  • 9:00 am — Royal Hours
  • 2:00 pm — Vespers of Great and Holy Friday with the bringing out of the Winding Sheet
  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Great and Holy Saturday with the Lamentations of the Theotokos

Note: Great and Holy Friday is a strict fast day with no eating or drinking; therefore, we will not have any food out in the parish hall.

Saturday, April 11

  • 10:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday with the 15 Old Testament Readings followed by trapeza
  • 8:00 pm — Reading of the Acts of the Apostles

Note: It is traditional to have only nuts, dried fruits, & wine on Great and Holy Saturday. There will be a blessing for these foods after the Liturgy.

Paschal Services  beginning at 11:30 pm Saturday night and continuing through the early hours of Sunday morning — Midnight Office, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy followed by the blessing of the Pascha baskets and a festal meal

Note: Pascha baskets should be taken to the parish hall and remain there for the blessing. It is not appropriate to bring them into the church.

Sunday, April 12

  • 1:00 pm — Agape Vespers with the Gospel Reading in multiple languages
  • 2:00 pm — Parish Picnic & Egg Hunt