Holy Week & Paschal Services Schedule

Divine Services & Events of April

Palm and flowery Sunday –Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem

Sunday, April 9

  • 9:45 am Hours – Reader Aaron Gray
  • 10:00 am Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Palm Sunday

Procession — Flowery Sunday

Epistle Reader – Reader Aaron Gray

EPISTLE: Philippians 4:4-9 GOSPEL: John 12:1-18

  • 5:00 pm Matins of the Bridegroom – Sad Sunday

Great and Holy Bridegroom Monday

Monday, April 10 

  • 6:00 pm Matins of the Bridegroom —GOSPEL: Matthew 24:3-35

Great and Holy Bridegroom Tuesday

Tuesday, April 11

  • 6:00 pm Matins of the Bridegroom —GOSPEL: Matthew 24:36-26:2

Great and Holy Bridegroom Wednesday

Wednesday, April 12

  • 6:00 pm The Mystery of Holy Unction

Great and Holy Bridegroom Thursday

Thursday, April 13

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

Great and Holy Friday

Friday, April 14

  • 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 from the Cross, is buried, and descends into hell.

First Hour of Grave Watch begins at 9:00 pm

Great and Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 15

            10:00 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great

                              EPISTLE: Romans 6:3-11   GOSPEL: Matthew 28:1-20

            11:30 pm Nocturnes

The Holy Pascha

The Glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Sunday, April 16

  • 12:00 Midnight – Resurrection Matins

                        GOSPEL:  Mark 16:1-8

            Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Epistle Reader:  Subdeacon Terence Bilas               

EPISTLE: Acts 1:1-8   GOSPEL: John 1:1-17

  • 11:00 am – Agape Vespers of Holy Pascha

                        GOSPEL:  John 20:19-25

The Gospel is read in different languages for all to know that He is Risen!