SCHEDULED DIVINE SERVICES FOR THE WEEK OF :  05 APRIL 2020




SUNDAY, 23 MARCH/5 APRIL: FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST; (Tone 1);
SAINT MARY OF EGYPT
(commemorated on the 5th Sunday of the Great Fast); Venerable-martyr Nikon,
Bishop, and  his 199 Disciples(+251); Saint Nikon, hegumen of the Kiev Caves (+1088); Martyrs Philetus,
Lydia his wife, Macedon, Theoprepius, Cronides and Amphilocius (+117-138); Martyr Basil of Mangazea
(+1600);  Hieromartyr Constantine, presbyter(+1918);  Hieromartyr Makary, presbyter(+1931); Hieromartyr
Stephan, presbyter(+after 1937); Hiero-martyr Basil, presbyter, Venerable-martyrs Elias, Anastasia and Barbara,
Martyr Alexis(+1938);  Saint Sergius the Confessor(+1948):

9:40AM-   Hours, Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
                 Epistle: Heb.9,11-14                                                  Gospel: Mk.10,32-45








Tuesday, 25 March/7 April:  THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS; Saint Tikhon,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (+1925); Saint Sabbas the New(+1948):

9:00AM-   Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
                 at Vespers: Genesis 31,3-16    Proverbs 21,3-21
                                     Exodus 3,1-8        Proverbs 8,22-30
                 at Liturgy:   Epistle:   Heb.2,11-18                        Gospel: Lk.1,24-38

[On the Feast of the Annunciation, fish is permitted in the dining hall.]


Saturday, 29 March/11 April: Lazarus Saturday – The Raising of Righteous Lazarus.
Hieromartyrs Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, Cyril the deacon and many others(+c364); Saint John the hermit(+4th
C); Saint Eustathius, Bishop of Bithynia(+9th C); Saints Mark (+15th C) and Jonah(+1480) of the Kiev Caves;
Saint Michael, Confessor, presbyter(+1933):

8:40AM-   Hours, Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
                 Epistle: Heb.12,28;-13,8                                       Gospel: Jn.11,1-45

[On Lazarus Saturday caviar is permitted in the dining hall. ]



SUNDAY, 30 MARCH/12 APRIL:  THE ENTRANCE OF THE LORD INTO JERUSALEM;
PALM/WILLOW SUNDAY
; Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder) (+649); Saint Sophronius,  Archbishop of
Irkutsk(+1771); Holy Prophet Joad(+10th C BC); Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar and
Epaphroditus, of the Seventy(+1st C);  Saint Eubula, mother of Great-martyr Panteleimon(+c303); Saint John the
Silent(+6th C); Saint Zosimus, Bishop of Syracuse(+c662):

9:40AM-   Hours,  Blessing and Distribution of Willows
                 Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
                 Epistle: Phillip.4,4-9                                                    Gospel: Jn.12,1-18
[ On Palm/Willow Sunday fish is permitted in the dining hall.]  







In keeping with guidelines suggested by civil health and governmental authorities dealing with the current ,
prolonged viral crisis, the proposed SCHEDULE FOR DIVINE SERVICES FOR GREAT WEEK AND
HOLY PASCHA is listed here. If any changes are made to this schedule, it will be printed in next Sunday’s
(12 April) Weekly Bulletin. Your understanding and co-operation are greatly appreciated. God Bless!


- Sunday, 12 April:     Palm/Willow Sunday   (No Vigil Saturday evening)
                                   9:40AM   Hours/ Blessing of Willows/ Divine Liturgy
- Thursday, 16 April:  Great Thursday   
                                   9:00AM   Vespers/Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great
- Friday, 17 April:      Great Friday   
                                   3:00PM   Great Vespers with Bringing-out of the Plashchanitza
- Saturday, 18 April:   Great  Saturday
                                   9:00AM  Vespers/Divine Liturgy
                                   6:00PM   Blessing Paschal Food baskets
                                   6:30PM   General Confession (in church)
                                   7:00PM   Nocturns (Bringing-in of the Plashchanitza)
                                                   No Midnight Divine Service
- Sunday, 19 April:   HOLY AND BRIGHT PASCHA- THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST  
                                  9:00AM   Paschal Hours/  Blessing of Paschal Artos and red eggs/
                                                   Bright Paschal Divine Liturgy
                                                   Procession and Blessing with Holy Water