April 28, 2013 – HOLY WEEK

SCHEDULE OF DIVINE SERVICEShumility2

 

Sunday, April 28  Palm and Flowery Sunday, The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem

  • 10:00am Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom Procession – Flowery Sunday
  • 5:00 pm  Matins of the Bridegroom – Sad Sunday

Monday, April 29  Great and Holy Monday

  • 6:00 pm  Matins of the Bridegroom

Tuesday, April 30  Great and Holy Tuesday

  • 6:00 pm  Matins of the Bridegroom

Wednesday, May 1  Great and Holy Wednesday

  • 6:00 pm The Mystery of  Holy Unction

Thursday, May 2 Great and Holy Thursday

  • 10:00 am  Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
  • 6:00 pm  Matins of Great and Holy Friday – Twelve Passion Gospels

Friday, May 3  Great and Holy Friday

  • 9:00 am  Royal Hours – Christ hangs on the Cross
  • 6:00 pm  Great Vespers and Lamentations, Christ dies on the Cross, is taken down, buried & descends into hell.
  • Grave Watch begins at 9:00PM

Saturday, May 4  Great and Holy Saturday

  • 10:00 am  Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
  • 11:30 pm  Nocturnes

Sunday, May 5  The Holy Pascha

  • 12:00 Midnight – Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:00 am – Agape Vespers of Holy Pascha
"Oh taste and see how good the Lord is!"

Prosphora Offering by Michele Lambo

Today's coffee hour is provided by the Kote Family.  Thank you from your fellow parishioners!

Today’s coffee hour is provided by the Kote Family. Thank you from your fellow parishioners!

 

 

Prayers for our sick and shut-ins: 

For the sick and the suffering, let us pray to the Lord.

  • Tom Hagerman
  • Mickey Stokich
  • Leonora Evancho  
  • Bessie Alexandrovich
  • Larissa Freude  
  • Christina Paluch Collins
  • Anastasia Haymon  
  • Nicholas Dimoff
  • Veronica Dameff, Joseph Boyle, Sr. (father of Kathy Gray)
  • Joseph Boyle (brother of Kathy Gray, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Prayers for those serving in the armed forces:

For the President of the United States and all civil authorities, and for the Armed Forces everywhere, let us pray to the Lord.

For the President of the United States and all civil authorities, and for the Armed Forces everywhere, let us pray to the Lord.

          Anthony Freude

          Son of  Fr. Don and Popadia Donna Freude

         Egor  Cravcenco

               Son of Serghei and Ludmila Cavcenco

 

 

 

 

 

Grave Watch 2013

Grave Watch 2013

GRAVE WATCH AND VIGIL

An Ancient tradition in the Orthodox Church is the Holy Vigil at the Tomb of Christ also referred to as Grave Watch.  A Vigil is a time of watching, waiting, and preparing.  We watch over the Lord’s tomb, remembering His sufferings and death for our salvation.  We take time out of our often too hectic schedule to wait with expectation for our Lord’s Resurrection from the dead.  In practical terms, a vigil is spent in meditation and prayer.

Come join us as we watch over the Lord’s tomb.  The Vigil starts after the Vespers and Lamentations (6 pm).  Time is separated by one hour increments; however, you are welcome to stay and pray or reflect as long as you would like.  Please sign up to keep vigil at the Church at the specific time on the Grave Watch sign-up sheet on the desk in the Church Vestibule.

 

GOOD FRIDAY PREPARATIONS

Following the 9:00 a.m. morning Service of the Royal Hours on Good Friday, the tomb of Good Friday will be decorated with flowers in preparation for receiving the Shroud of our Lord at the evening service of Great Vespers and Lamentations at 6:00 p.m.  We need your helping hands.  Whatever you can do and how much time you can give will be greatly appreciated.

 

PASCHAL BREAKFAST and BASKET BLESSING

Following the Midnight Services of Pascha, the blessing of the Paschal Baskets and Paschal Foods for the traditional breakfast will be held in the Church Hall.  Our children are encouraged to bring their basket of “goodies” for the Pascha Blessing Everyone is asked half-dozen of red eggs and a Pascha Bread. Please bring the eggs to the Church Office and they will be blessed and distributed in Church. The Pascha Breads are to be brought to the Church Hall kitchen for the breakfast.

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RED EGGS symbolize the New Life in the Risen Christ granted to us through the Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ shed on the Cross.  Father will present each one of us with a red egg and greet us with “Christ is Risen!”  We respond: “Indeed, He is Risen!”
 

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BLESSING OF THE ARTOS

Following the Midnight Services of Pascha, the ARTOS will be blessed.  The Artos is a Paschal Bread and bears on it the Icon of Christ’s Resurrection.  In the Old Testament the Jews commemorated the Passover from bondage in Egypt by sacrificing a Passover Lamb.  Christ is our Passover Lamb Who has freed us from the bondage of sin and death.  The Artos is offered and blessed on Holy Pascha and symbolizes the Angelic Bread, the Bread of Eternal Life:  namely our Lord Jesus Christ.  We will break the bread and partake of it on the eighth day of Pascha, St. Thomas Sunday.

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