Service Schedule

Great Lent 2024: Services

These are the special services we will celebrate for Great Lent this year.
(all ending times are approximate)
Saturday, March 9:  9:30 – 11:15 AM All Souls Saturday: Divine Liturgy
Sunday, March 17:   9:10 – 9:30 AM 3rd & 6th Hours
                                          9:30 – 11:15 AM Divine Liturgy (Cheesefare)
                                          11:15 – 11:45 AM Forgiveness Vespers (abbreviated, immediately after Liturgy)
CLEAN WEEK – Beginning of Great Lent
Monday, March 18:    7:00 – 8:30 PM Great Canon of St. Andrew (part 1)
Tuesday, March 19:   7:00 – 8:30 PM Great Canon of St. Andrew (part 2)
Wednesday, March 20:    6:00 – 8:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, w/ Potluck Supper
Thursday, March 21:    7:00 – 8:30 PM Great Canon of St. Andrew (part 4)
Sunday, March 24:  6:00 – 7:00 PM Great Vespers for Annunciation
Monday, March 25 :  9:30 – 11:00 AM Vesperal Liturgy of St John for Annunciation
Wednesday, March 27   6:00 – 8:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, w/ Potluck Supper
Wednesday, April 3   6:00 – 8:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, w/ Potluck Supper
Wednesday, April 10 6:00 – 8:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, w/ Potluck Supper
Wednesday, April 17   6:00 – 8:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, w/ Potluck Supper
Thursday, April 18   6:00 – 9:00 PM Great Canon of St. Andrew (full, w/ life of St. Mary)
Wednesday, April 24  6:00 – 7:30 PM Holy Unction
Saturday, April 27   8:00 – 9:30 AM Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy, followed by parish work day
                                           5:00 – 6:00 PM Festal Great Vespers of Palm Sunday
During Great Lent, we are encouraged to slow down the pace of our lives and spend more time in quiet and prayer. Unless we focus on the basics (prayer, family, worship) and downsize the rest, the additional disciplines of Lent will either go unused or just add stress to our lives. Neither approach is useful.
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Service Schedule for Holy Week and Pascha 2024
Sunday, April 28: Palm Sunday – The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem
9:10 – 9:30 am 3rd & 6th Hours
9:30 – 11:15 am Festal Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday
Monday, April 29:  Great & Holy Monday
6:00 – 7:30 pm Bridegroom Matins
Tuesday, April 30: Great & Holy Tuesday
6:00 – 7:30 pm Bridegroom Matins (with the Hymn of Cassia)
Wednesday, May 1: Great & Holy Wednesday
9:30 – 11:00 am Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
6:00 – 7:30 pm Bridegroom Matins
Thursday, May 2: Great & Holy Thursday – The Mystical Supper
9:30 – 11:15 am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (preparation of Reserve Sacrament)
6:00 – 8:30 pm Matins for Great & Holy Friday, with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
Friday, May 3: Great and Holy Friday – The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord
9:30 – 11:30 am Royal Hours
4:00 – 6:00 pm Great Vespers – Commemoration of the Burial of Christ w/ Procession
7:00 – 9:30 pm Jerusalem Matins, w/ Lamentations & Procession
9:30 pm – ? All-Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ (volunteers needed for each hour of the night
Saturday, May 4: Great & Holy Saturday – The Descent of Our Lord into Hades
9:30 am – 12 noon Paschal Vigil: Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil the Great, with 15 OT readings and
Baptisms/Chrismations!
11:30 pm – 12 midnight Paschal Vigil: Midnight Office
Sunday, May 5: Great & Holy Pascha – The Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
12 midnight Procession, Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy of Pascha, followed by blessing of baskets
2:00 – 3:00 pm Agape Vespers w/ Gospel in many languages, followed by fellowship (and jellybean hunt!)
Monday, May 6: Bright Monday
9:10 – 9:30 am Paschal Hours
9:30 – 11:00 am Paschal Divine Liturgy
We worship Your Passion, O Christ; show us also Your glorious Resurrection!