Schedule of Services and Events

April 2019

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“MatreshkiDC” dance group rehearsal. Younger dancers
6:30 PM
 
Slavonic Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
 
English Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts. (Confession – beginning at 6:00 PM).
7:00 PM
 
Sisterhood Meeting in the Parish Library
3:00 PM
 
Vigil. Gospel: Luke 1: 39-49, 56. (The miraculous “Softener of Evil Hearts” Icon of the Mother of God will be present at the Vigil Service).
5:00 PM
 
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4th Sunday of Great Lent. THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOST-HOLY THEOTOKOS. Meeting of the Miraculous “Softener of Evil Hearts” Icon of the Mother of God, and of His Grace, Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas, Liturgy (one Liturgy, in light of the Hierarchical Service). Scripture: Hebrews 6: 13-20; Mark 9: 17-31; for the Feast: Hebrews 2: 11-18; Luke 1: 24-38.
9:30 AM
 
General Holy Unction for the entire Parish in the presence of the Miraculous Myrrh-streaming “Softener of Evil Hearts” Icon of the Mother of God.
6:30 PM
 
“MatreshkiDC” dance group rehearsal. Younger dancers
6:30 PM
 
Slavonic Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
Eve of St Andrew Standing (Matins with the reading of the entire Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete)
6:00 PM
 
St Andrew Standing. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Confession – from 6:00 PM).
7:00 PM
 
Matins with Akathist to the Most-holy Theotokos
6:30 PM
 
5th Saturday of Great Lent, Saturday of the Akathist Hymn. Laudation of the Most-holy Theotokos. Hours and Divine 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
 
Cleanup of our cemetery
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Vigil. 2nd Resurrection Gospel: Mark 26: 1-8.
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
 
Vespers
6:30 PM
 
“MatreshkiDC” dance group rehearsal. Younger dancers
6:30 PM
 
Meeting of the Parish Council
7:00 PM
 
Slavonic Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
Class on Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Jonah
7:30 PM
 
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. (Confession – from 6:00 PM).
7:00 PM
 
English Choir rehearsal
7:00 PM
 
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
 
Matins. Gospel: Matthew 21: 18-43.
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). Hours, Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Scripture: Romans 6:3-11; Matthew 28:1-20.
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. Scripture: Acts 1:1-8; John 1:1-17.
Midnight
 
Following the Paschal night services, we will break the fast at a common festal meal in the Parish Hall.
3:00 AM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed upon completion of the Paschal night services
3:00 AM
 
Paschal Vespers. Gospel: John 20:19-25
2:00 PM
 
Paschal foods will be blessed after the Sunday Paschal Vespers
3:00 PM
 
BRIGHT MONDAY. Matins and Liturgy. Scripture: Acts 1: 12-17, 21-26; John 1: 18-28. Following the Liturgy, children’s Procession of the Cross.
9:40 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 

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