Schedule for Paschal Services for 4/24/21 through 5/3/21

Saturday 4/24/21
10:00 am Lazarus Saturday – Divine Liturgy
12:00 pm Light fasting lunch w/coffee and tea
Greening of the Church and the folding of the Palm Crosses immediately following lunch
  4:00 pm Great Vespers for the Eve of Palm Sunday followed by Confessions and reading of the Communion rule
Sunday 4/25/21
  9:40 am Reading of the Hours and Blessing of the Palms
10:00 am Palm Sunday – Divine Liturgy
with Palm Procession immediately following Trapeza Meal (fish day)
Removal of the greenery and changing of the colors
  2:30 pm Bridegroom Matins (HOLY WEEK BEGINS)
Holy Monday 4/26/21
  6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins
Holy Tuesday 4/27/21
  6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins
Holy Wednesday 4/28/21
  11:00 am Presanctified Liturgy
Holy Thursday 4/29/21
10:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (Commemoration of the Lord’s Super)
  6:00 pm Service of the 12 Passion Gospels
Great and Holy Friday 4/30/21
  3:00 pm Holy Friday Vespers (Bringing out of the Plaschenitsa / Epitaphios)
  6:00 pm Matins (Lamentations Service with Procession of the Plaschenitsa / Epitaphios)
Great and Holy Saturday 5/1/21
10:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
(15 Old Testament readings)
  2:00 pm NOTE REGARDING CONFESSIONS: Father will reserve any time remaining on this day for people coming in from out of town. St. Nektarios members should plan to have their confessions heard well before this timeframe.
  8:00 pm Volunteers needed to read the Book of Acts
11:30 pm Midnight Office * Paschal Matins with Great Procession * Paschal Divine Liturgy * Blessing of the Pascha Baskets * Pascha Feast
PASCHA (Sunday) 5/2/21
  2:00 pm Agape Vespers with the reading of the Gospel in multiple languages followed by the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
  9:40 am Paschal Hours
10:00 am Divine Liturgy