Holy Week

Please note: no confessions will be heard after Tuesday evening of Holy Week. Please contact the office to schedule confession.

For fasting guidelines for Holy Week, please click here.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 ~ Lazarus Saturday

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
11:30 a.m. Lazarus Saturday Sunday School Retreat
3:00 p.m. Great Vespers
The fourth day rising from the dead of St. Lazarus as the pledge of the universal resurrection of all men.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 ~ Palm Sunday

8:45 a.m. Orthros
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy and Procession
The entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem before His voluntary death.

6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
The commemoration of the noble Joseph of the Old Testament and the fig tree, which was cursed by the Lord. The procession of the icon of Christ as the bridegroom takes place during Bridegroom Matins.

Monday, April 2, 2018

6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins
We hear the parable of the Ten Virgins and are reminded of the need to be prepare for Christ.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

6:30 p.m. Bridegroom Matins (Confessions end at start of Bridegroom Matins)
We commemorate the repentance of the sinful woman who anointed Christ’s feet and are reminded of our need to repent in preparation for Christ.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ~ Holy Unction

6:30 p.m. Holy Unction Service
The Sacrament of Holy Oil will be administered only to those Orthodox Christians who have had their confessions heard beforehand, which is also a preparation for Holy Thursday.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 ~ Holy Thursday

9:00 a.m. Vesperal Liturgy with the Washing of Feet
It is customary for all prepared Orthodox Christians to receive the Eucharist on this day in commemoration of the Lord’s Supper. We especially encourage parents to bring their children before going to school, if at all possible (excuses for school will be provided).

6:30 p.m. Twelve Passion Gospels
Commemoration of the Passion of our Lord and the confession of the thief. The priest carries the Holy Cross in remembrance of our Lord’s voluntary suffering and journey to Golgatha.

Friday, April 6, 2018 ~ Great and Holy Friday

9:00 a.m. Royal Hours
10:30 a.m. Vespers with the taking down from the Cross (Apokathelosis)

6:30 p.m. Lamentations
Commemoration of entombment of the divine Body of our Lord and His descent into Hades. Procession of the Bier.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 ~ Great and Holy Saturday

10:00 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy of the Empty Tomb
The commemoration of the Blessed Sabbath, the day Christ rested from all His works and reposed in the tomb.

11:00 p.m. Rush Procession (Hajme) with Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Commemoration of the Life-giving Resurrection of our Lord.

Breakfast of Love immediately following Divine Liturgy

Sunday, April 8, 2018 ~ Great and Holy Pascha

12:00 p.m. Agape Vespers
Sunday School Egg Hunt immediately following Agape Vespers