GREAT AND HOLY WEEK

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Icon of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

O Judea, receive your King; for behold, He comes willingly to His Passion, that He may suffer and save those who cry without ceasing: Blessed is He that comes to save all things by the Cross.    (from the Lenten Triodion)

Sunday evening  —6 P.M.    Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday

Holy Thursday — 6 P.M.  The Crucifixion (Twelve Passion Gospels)

Holy Friday — 4 P.M.  Taking Down from the Cross and Burial of Christ

                 6 P.M.  Descent into Hades (the Lamentations)

Saturday night — 11:30 P.M.  Nocturn and Matins of Pascha (the Resurrection)

Sunday morning — 10 A.M.    Divine Liturgy of Great and Holy Pascha

(Baskets will be blessed following the Sunday service.)

PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING HOLY DAYS —

HOLY WEEK AND PASCHAL FLOWERS  We gladly accept donations to purchase the flowers for the Burial and Resurrection of Christ.  This is a good way to remember loved ones, both the living and those fallen asleep.

CLEAN-UP? See something in the Church, the hall, the grounds that needs to be cleaned, polished, neatened up? Let us make things beautiful for the Resurrection!

THE AGAPE MEAL follows the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  Bring a dish to share as we end the Fast together and celebrate the Resurrection of Christ Our Lord.