Schedule of Services and Events

April 2018

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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
 
Continuing Education. Book Discussion Group (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (in Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
Matins. Gospel: Matthew 21:18-22:43.
6:30 PM
 
Great Monday. 9th Hour and Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified 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 Pre-sanctified 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 Pre-sanctified 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. 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]. 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). The Annunciation of the Most-holy Theotokos. Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great - . Scripture: Romans 6: 3-11; Matthew 28: 1-20; the for the Feast: Hebrews 2: 11-18; Luke 1: 24-38.
8:00 AM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed immediately after the Liturgy on Great Saturday
12:00 PM
 
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 – beginning at Midnight. Scripture: Acts 1:1-8; John 1:1-17.
00:00
 
Paschal foods will be blessed upon completion of the Paschal night services.
3:00 AM
 
Following the Paschal night services, we will break the fast at a common festal meal in the Parish Hall.
3:30 AM
 
Paschal Vespers. Gospel: John 20:19-25.
2:00 PM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed - after the Sunday Paschal Vespers.
2:40 PM
 
BRIGHT MONDAY. Matins and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 1: 12-17, 21-26; John 1: 18-28. After Divine Liturgy, children's Procession of the Cross.
9:40 AM
 
Class on Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Jonah
7:30 PM
 
Work on the Parish Library
7:00 PM
 
 
Rehearsal of the “MatryoshkiDC” dance troupe. 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 gravesites. In case of rain, the services will be at our parish church.
8:40 AM
 
Vigil. 1st Resurrection Gospel: Matthew 28: 16-20.
5:00 PM
 
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2nd Sunday after Pascha. St Thomas Sunday, or Anti-Pascha. English Liturgy; Slavonic Liturgy – 10:10 AM. 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
 
Meeting of the Parish Council
7:00 PM
 
English Choir rehearsal
7 PM
 
Rehearsal of the “MatryoshkiDC” dance troupe. Younger group - 6:15 PM; older group - 7:00 PM.
6:15 PM
 
Vigil. 3rd Resurection Gospel: Mark. 16: 9-20.
5:00 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 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
 
 
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 PM
 
Rehearsal of the “MatryoshkiDC” dance troupe. Younger group - 6:15 PM; older group - 7:00 PM.
6:15 PM
 
Vigil. 4th Resurrection Gospel: Luke. 24: 1-12.
5:00 PM
 
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4th Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the paralytic. English Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 9: 32-42; John 5: 1-15.
7:40 AM
 
4th Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the paralytic. Slavonic Hours and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 9: 32-42; John 5: 1-15.
10:10 AM
 
Continuing Education. Book Discussion Group (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (in English)
10:45 - 11:30 AM
 
Sunday school (in Russian)
12:00 -12:30 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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