Schedule of Services and Events

April 2017

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5th Saturday of Great Lent. Saturday of the Akathist Hymn. Laudation of the Most-holy Theotokos. Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 8:27-31; for the Theotokos: Hebrews 9:1-7; Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28.
8:40 AM
 
General cleanup of our section of Rock Creek Cemetery. Volunteers welcome
12:00 - 3:00 PM
 
Vigil. 8th Resurrection Gospel: John 20:11-18.
5:00 PM
 
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5th Sunday of Great Lent. Commemoration of Venerable Mary of Egypt. English Liturgy. Scripture: for the day: Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 10:32-45; for St. Mary: Galatians 3:23-39, Luke 7:36-50.
7:40 AM
 
5th Sunday of Great Lent. Commemoration of Venerable Mary of Egypt. Slavonic Liturgy. Scripture: for the day: Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 10:32-45; for St. Mary: Galatians 3:23-39, Luke 7:36-50.
10:10 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Continuing Education Book Discussion Group (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (In Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
Passio (Vespers with reading of a single Passion Gospel).
6:30 PM
 
 
Class on Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Jonah - CANCELLED
7:30 PM
 
Matins, Hours, and Typica
7:00 AM
 
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. (Confession – from 6:00 PM).
7:00 PM
 
Last prosphora baking before Pascha. Volunteers are very much needed & welcomed!
10:00 AM
 
Vigil. Gospel: Luke 1:39-49, 56.
6:30 PM
 
THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS. Holy Hierarch Tikhon the Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Vespers and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Scripture: Hebrews 2:11-18; Luke 1:24-38.
6:40 AM
 
Matins
6:30 PM
 
Lazarus Saturday. Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Hebrews 12:28-13:8; John 11:1-45.
8:40 AM
 
Following the Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday, general cleanup of the church and church property, and children’s preparation of pussy willows for distribution in church. Fr. Victor and the Putivl Scout troop invite all children of the parish and their parents to take part in this work which is so important to the parish. After the Liturgy and before work begins, the scouts will serve a Lenten meal to the participants.
11:00 AM
 
Vigil. Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11, 15-17.
5:00 PM
 
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ENTRANCE OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM (PALM SUNDAY). English Liturgy. Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9; John 12:1-18.
7:40 AM
 
ENTRANCE OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM (PALM SUNDAY). Slavonic Liturgy. Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9; John 12:1-18.
10:10 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 

Continuing Education.
Book Discussion Group (in English)

10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (In Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
Matins. Gospel: Matthew 21:18-43.
6:30 PM
 
Great Monday. 9th Hour and Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Gospel: Matthew 24:3-35.
7:00 AM
 
Great Monday. Matins. Gospel: Matthew 22:15–23:39.
6:30 PM
 
Great Tuesday. 9th Hour and Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Gospel: Matthew 24:36–26:2.
7:00 AM
 
Great Tuesday. Matins. Gospel: John 12:17-50.
6:30 PM
 
Great Wednesday. 9th Hour and Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Gospel: Matthew 26:6-16.
7:00 AM
 
Great Wednesday. Matins. Gospel: Luke 22:1-39.
6:30 PM
 
Great Thursday. Commemoration of the Mystical Supper. Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Scripture: I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:1-20; John 13:3-17; Matthew 26:21-39; Luke 22:43-45; Matthew 26:40-27:2.
8:40 AM
 
Great Thursday. Matins with the Readings of the Lord’s Passion. Gospel: 1) John 13:31-18:1. 2) John 18:1-28. 3) Matthew 26:57-75. 4) John 18:28-19:16. 5) Matthew 27:3-32. 6) Mark 15:16-32. 7) Matthew 27:33-54. 8) Luke 23:32-49. 9) John 19:25-37. 10) Mark 15:43-47. 11) John 19:38-42. 12) Matthew 27:62-66.
6:30 PM
 
Great Friday (Strict Fast). Royal Hours – 10:00 AM. Scripture: 1st Hour: Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 27:1-56. 3rd Hour: Romans 5:6-11; Mark 15:16-41. 6th Hour: Hebrews 2:11-18; Luke 23:32-49. 9th Hour: Hebrews 10:19-31; John 18:28-19:37.
10:00 AM
 
Great Friday. Vespers with the bringing out of the Holy Plashchanitsa [Epitaphion] – 1:00 PM. Scripture: I Corinthians 1:18-2:2; Matthew 27:1-38; Luke 23:39-43; Matthew 27:39-54; John 19:31-37; Matthew 27:55-61. Immediately after the bringing out of the Plashchanitsa – Small Compline with the touching canon “Lamentation of the Mother of God.”
1:00 PM
 
Great Friday. Matins, with funereal verses “Nyeporotchny” read before the Plashchanitsa, and Procession of the Cross. Scripture: I Corinthians 5:6-8; Galatians 3:13-14; Matthew 27:62-66.
6:00 PM
 
Great Saturday (Saturday of the Great Rest). Hours, Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Scripture: Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-20.
8:40 AM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed immediately after the Liturgy on Great Saturday
10:30 AM
 
Great Saturday. Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
9:30 PM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed - before the Paschal Midnight Office
11:00 PM
 
Great Saturday. Midnight office, with the Canon of Great Saturday.
11:30 PM
 
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THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. PASCHA. Paschal Procession of the Cross, Matins, Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 1:1-8; John 1:1-17.
Midnight
 
Paschal foods will be blessed - upon completion of the Paschal night services.
2:30 AM
 
Following the Paschal night services, we will break the fast at a common festal meal in the Parish Hall.
3:00 AM
 
Paschal Vespers. Gospel: John 20:19-25.
2:00 PM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed - after the Sunday Paschal Vespers.
2:50 PM
 
BRIGHT MONDAY. Matins and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 1:12-17, 21-26; John 1:18-28.
9:40 AM
 
Class on Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Jonah - CANCELLED
7:30 PM
 
Meeting of the Parish Council
7:00 PM
 
Work on the Parish Library
7:00 PM
 
Dance group rehearsal: younger group – 6:15 PM, older group – 7:00 PM.
6:15 PM
 
BRIGHT SATURDAY. Hours and Divine Liturgy at the Chapel of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God in Rock Creek Cemetery. Scripture: Acts 3:11-16; John 3:22-33. After the Liturgy, Paschal litya requiem services will be done at the grave sites. In case of rain, the services will be at our parish church.
8:40 AM
 
English Vigil. 1st Resurrection Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20.
4:00 PM
 
Slavonic Vigil. 1st Resurrection Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20.
6:30 PM
 
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2nd Sunday after Pascha. St Thomas Sunday, or Anti-Pascha. English Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 5:12-20; John 20:19-31.
7:40 AM
 
2nd Sunday after Pascha. St Thomas Sunday, or Anti-Pascha. Slavonic Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 5:12-20; John 20:19-31.
10:10 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 

Continuing Education Book. 
Discussion Group (in English)

10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (In Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
 
Slavonic Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
Class on Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Jonah
7:30 PM
 
Work on the Parish Library
7:00 PM
 
English choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
Dance group rehearsal: younger group – 6:15 PM, older group – 7:00 PM.
6:15 PM
 
Dance group rehearsal
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 

Children's Easter Party. Puppet Show with Tetya Liza Vasilkov and Story Corner with Tetya Masha Tolstoy. Fun and games for children of all ages Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. For further information, contact Xenia Woyevodsky at: tolstoypreschool.com

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
English Vigil. 3rd Resurrection Gospel: Mark 16:9-20.
4:00 PM
 
Slavonic Vigil. 3rd Resurrection Gospel: Mark 16:9-20.
6:30 PM
 
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3rd Sunday after Pascha. The Holy Myrrh-bearers. English Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 6:1-7; Mark 15:43–16:8.
7:40 AM
 
3rd Sunday after Pascha. The Holy Myrrh-bearers. Slavonic Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 6:1-7; Mark 15:43–16:8.
10:10 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 

Continuing Education Book.
Discussion Group (in English)

10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (In Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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