Please watch the video below for a daily reflection from Fr. Don and see updates below the video including the schedule for Holy Week.
SCHEDULE OF “STREAMED” DIVINE SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA
PALM AND FLOWERY SUNDAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 5:00 PM – VESPERS OF PALM SUNDAY
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 9:30 AM – DIVINE LITURGY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
Monday, April 13 – 6:00 PM – BRIDEGROOM MATINS
GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY – April 16 – 6:00 PM
A pre-recorded reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels by Father Don and our parishioners will be available at 6:00 PM on the parish YouTube page. A link will be posted on our Parish website and our Parish Facebook page.
GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY
April 17 – 6:00 PM, VESPERS OF GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY
Sunday, April 19 – 9:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
As we all continue the ‘STAY AT HOME’ guidelines through May 1st, St. Elia Parish Holy Week and Pascha schedule of Liturgical services will be streamed. Our Father and Archbishop Alexander has issued directives for our Toledo Diocese which we must continue to follow throughout the upcoming Holy Week and Pascha:
1) All parishes and missions shall have no more than 5 people total including Father. Rotating schedules are NOT to be employed.
2) A thorough disinfection of the Church shall be conducted after each service.
3) Parishioners shall be instructed to remain at home. Services can be viewed via streaming on our St. Elia parish website.
4) The doors of our Church are to be locked.
5) The Church building shall not be opened for any purposes outside of scheduled Liturgical services. A notice is posted on the doors to this effect: “no one may enter the building without the express blessing of the parish priest, due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.
I want my beloved family of St. Elia to know I am here with you in prayer, in thought, and only a phone call away!
In Christ Jesus, with the love of our Lord,
+ Fr. Don
Blessed Palms will be available following the pandemic crisis
PASCHAL BASKET BLESSING
Following the Divine Liturgy of Pascha (approximately 11:15 am) Father will say the prayers of blessing from the fire escape and then come to bless the baskets that you have placed in the open trunks of your cars. CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
Next Parish Virtual Game Family Game Thurs., April 9
We will be playing Family Feud again together via Zoom at 6:30 pm on Thurs., April 9. Be prepared with paper and pencil to participate! Join at https://zoom.us/j/497575849.